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National Geographic: The Invisible World (1979)

Each moment, events take place that the human eye cannot perceive because these occurrences are too small, too large, too fast, too slow or beyond the spectrum of visible light. Witness ... See full summary »

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Alex Pomansanof

Writer:

Alex Pomansanof
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Richard Basehart ... Narrator
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Each moment, events take place that the human eye cannot perceive because these occurrences are too small, too large, too fast, too slow or beyond the spectrum of visible light. Witness some of the captivating sights that will forever alter your knowledge and perception of the world around us. This 1979 classic video shows us that 'hidden' world. Different sizes, different spectrums, and even different rates of speed can illuminate the underlying processes that are beyond the limits of our eyes. Written by Glenn A Kelly

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Expand your perceptions.

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Documentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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1979 (USA) See more »

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Noticeably dated, but still an interesting hour
14 March 2011 | by rgcustomerSee all my reviews

You can quickly tell that this is a show from the 70s, in everything from the speaking style to the synthy soundtrack to the aspect ratio.

Yet, it's still an hour that goes by quickly, with lots of interesting and beautiful images from the world we don't see, including

  • flowers in ultraviolet


  • heat flows in infrared


  • slow motion in high-speed film


  • snapshots of motion with strobes


  • growth and decay in time-lapse


  • skeletons in X-ray


  • soft tissues in ultrasound


  • ice crystals in polarized light


  • galaxies through telescopes


  • plankton through microscopes


  • individual uranium atoms through electron microscope


  • "auras" in Kirlian photography


  • Earth viewed from space


  • Fermilab particle collision images of subatomic particle tracks


  • direct stimulation of visual cortex


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