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NOVA; Dinosaurs of the Gobi


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Dinosaurs of the Gobi
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

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The real Indiana Jones was the paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews, who in the 1920s led fossil-hunting expeditions among the towering dunes and desolate cliffs of Mongolia's Gobi desert. Now NOVA joins a team from the American Museum of Natural History as it retraces Andrews' adventures and gathers provocative new evidence about how dinosaurs lived and why they died.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Dinosaurs of the Gobi,” 08/30/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B954A8B2FD7B4D9DA32EC5C12ECCFF88.
MLA: “NOVA; Dinosaurs of the Gobi.” 08/30/1993. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B954A8B2FD7B4D9DA32EC5C12ECCFF88>.
APA: NOVA; Dinosaurs of the Gobi. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B954A8B2FD7B4D9DA32EC5C12ECCFF88
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