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Human Body: Pushing the Limits DVD

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$19.98
The Human Body Pushing The Limits DVD set holds four episodes of the groundbreaking medical and science series that astounded millions. Utilizing the most up-to-the-minute information and cutting-edge CGI special effects, the show takes us inside our own bodies to explore a different system each week, and in the set here, researchers examine Sight, Strength, Sensation, and Brain Power. The Human Body DVD set, Pushing The Limits, teaches by showing, not just telling, how things work, in fascinating and vividly illustrated detail.

Explore the human body like you never have before in this groundbreaking series.

Features:

  • 4 complete episodes
  • 2 discs

Human Body: Pushing the Limits takes you across continents and introduces you to people who have pushed their bodies to the max. Using CGI technology and high-tech camera work, see their physical ordeals in vivid detail both externally and internally.

Sight
Sight is the king of the senses. More than 80% of what we know of the world comes through our eyes – without it we're lost. See our vision system, in living color, from the inside out.

Strength
The human body is engineered for strength, power and endurance. Learn how bone is as sturdy as concrete but flexible enough to resist breaking.

Sensation
Below the skin's surface are the antennae that allow us to sense the world around us. Learn how this vital layer is the gateway to the original information superhighway – the nervous system.

Brain Power
Uncover the most powerful organ in the natural world – the human brain. Learn how this central processing unit generates as many electrical impulses in a single day as all the telephones in the world put together.

Buy the Human Body Pushing The Limits DVD set for a riveting look inside our bodies to explore what makes us run, walk, see, smell, and exist every day.

Human Body: Pushing the Limits takes you across continents and introduces you to people who have pushed their bodies to the max.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 165 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Studio: Discovery Channel
  • DVD Release Date: July 29, 2008
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio:
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Genre: Special Interest
  • Color: Color
  • Release Date: 2008

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27 Reviews
4.4

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Discovery ChannelHuman Body: Pushing the Limits DVD
 
4.4

(based on 27 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Informative (20)
  • Entertaining (12)
  • Engaging characters (10)
  • Great cinematography (9)
  • High production value (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Younger viewers (14)
  • At home (12)
  • Adult viewers (11)
  • Perfect gift (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual viewer (12), Avid moviegoer (4)

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5.0

Perfect for grade 5

By Karen

from Tampa, Florida

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Great Cinematography
  • Informative
  • Nothing Too Revealing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Educational

    Comments about this product:

    I am a STEM Lab teacher for K-5. I used this NR video for 5th grade classes. Highly engaging, educational, and appropriate language and scenes for this grade level. Nothing sexual or too revealing. The bodies are animated appropriately without gender organs graphically displayed. I previewed both DVD's completely before I allowed students to view. My students especially enjoyed the topic of human strength and why we can sometimes have super strength. Still not for the faint of heart as some scenes are heart pumpers!

     
    4.0

    Great educational movie

    By TB

    from Iowa

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about this product:

    This is a great movie for teaching middle school science. In depth enough that they're learning something new, but at a level adults or adolescents can understand.

     
    5.0

    My students love it!

    By Wellness Teacher

    from Mt. Joy PA

    About Me Avid Moviegoer

    Pros

    • High Production Value
    • Informative
    • Original

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about this product:

        I show this to all of my students and they love it. It's informative and reinforces what I teach. I just wish they'd make more like it.

         
        5.0

        Very Informational and Empowering

        By The Mind is the Key

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Casual Viewer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Informative

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Viewers
          • At Home
          • School
          • Younger Viewers

          Comments about this product:

          This video is very insightful, no pun intended. Very empowering of the capabilities and limitations of the our bodies.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Great Great Educational Video!!!

          By Danis

          from El Granada, CA

          About Me Casual Viewer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Entertaining
          • High Production Value
          • Informative

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Viewers
            • Younger Viewers

            Comments about this product:

            I bought this to help teach about the Human Body to my 7th Grade Science class and they absolutely were mesmerized by it! Truly fascinating and well done!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fantastic Series

            By Pam Mills, Clinical Hypnotherapist

            from Denver, Colorado

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • Great Cinematography
            • High Production Value
            • Informative
            • Original

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about this product:

                As the Director of The Denver School Of Hypnotherapy I am always looking for good videos to show our students and this is absolutely one of the best. I specifically use the "sensation" portion where it shows a dental patient having a tooth drilled without nitrous oxide and using just hypnosis. The graphics of how information gets to the brain and what the brain does with the information is priceless. I will use this over and over in our classes.

                Pam Mills, Director of DSH

                 
                1.0

                it did not satisfied my expectations...

                By rahoc

                from Utah

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Disappointing
                  • Not What I Expected
                  • Poor Plot Development
                  • Poor Visual Effects
                  • Unoriginal

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home

                  Comments about this product:

                  It can be used as information but not as deep instructional tool

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Very interesting, money well spent

                  By Zman

                  from Troy, Michigan

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about this product:

                  Great information....good learning tool for teenagers and above.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Pushing Education

                  By Dan

                  from Odessa, Texas

                  About Me Casual Viewer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Captivating even teens
                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining
                  • Great Cinematography
                  • High Production Value
                  • Informative
                  • Original

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adult Viewers
                    • Perfect Gift
                    • Younger Viewers

                    Comments about this product:

                    Reference for Junior High age Anatomy and human body functions. Parents have requested copies

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    outstanding representation

                    By keri

                    from marana, az

                    About Me Avid Moviegoer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Informative

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Adult Viewers
                      • At Home
                      • Perfect Gift
                      • Special Needs
                      • Younger Viewers

                      Comments about this product:

                      I feel everyone should use these tools to learn about the human body, so many things we take for granted when it comes to our health. thank you

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      MOST HELPFUL

                      By 1SWEETPEA

                      from SAINT JOHN, N.B., CANANDA

                      About Me Avid Moviegoer

                      Pros

                      • Engaging Characters
                      • Entertaining
                      • Great Cinematography
                      • High Production Value
                      • Informative
                      • Original

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Adult Viewers
                        • At Home
                        • In The Car
                        • Perfect Gift
                        • Travel
                        • Younger Viewers

                        Comments about this product:

                        THIS WAS VERY INFORMATIVE AND HELPED ME TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS IN THE BODY DURING MANY DIFFERENT EVENTS. I HAVE RECOMMENED THIS TO OTHERS IN MY FAMILY AND TO FRIENDS.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        LOVE THIS SET

                        By NMSU-Alumni

                        from South Central, NM

                        About Me Casual Viewer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Entertaining
                        • High Production Value
                        • Informative

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Adult Viewers
                          • At Home
                          • Perfect Gift
                          • Younger Viewers

                          Comments about this product:

                          i borrowed this initially from my university library, and i was hooked, i had to watch it many times over, very informative, great for all audiences

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          The Human Body

                          By Ravyn82

                          from SW Michigan

                          About Me Casual Viewer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Entertaining
                          • Great Cinematography
                          • Informative
                          • Original

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about this product:

                              From the first episode I saw on TV I knew I HAD to have this set. I ordered it as soon as it was available and I am SO glad I did!

                               
                              4.0

                              Very good dvd set

                              By klove989

                              from Fairburn, GA

                              About Me Casual Viewer

                              Pros

                              • Engaging Characters
                              • Informative
                              • Original

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Adult Viewers
                                • At Home
                                • Younger Viewers

                                Comments about this product:

                                I love this DVD set. It was very informative and kept you watching and wanting to learn more and more. The way the break the information down so that you can really understand exactly what is going on in the human body is perfect!!!

                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great for High School class

                                By Teacher Carrie

                                from Ohio

                                Pros

                                • Entertaining
                                • Great Cinematography
                                • Informative

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Adult Viewers
                                  • Classroom Material
                                  • Younger Viewers

                                  Comments about this product:

                                  I use this with my high school Anatomy/Physiology classes and they love it. It's one of the few videos that never puts them to sleep. I only wish there were more episodes!

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Excellent!

                                  By AL

                                  from Moorpark, CA

                                  About Me Casual Viewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Informative

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Adult Viewers
                                    • At Home
                                    • Younger Viewers

                                    Comments about this product:

                                    I Used this DVD (Strength) after completing the Human Body science curriculum for middle school.

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    great product

                                    By billeye

                                    from cortland, ny

                                    About Me Movie Buff

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Entertaining
                                    • Informative
                                    • Original

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Adult Viewers
                                      • Special Needs
                                      • Younger Viewers

                                      Comments about this product:

                                      I work with people who have sustained traumatic brain injuries and one day they began to ask me how the body works. wasting no time i went to discovery. com and found this product. Everyone enjoyed it and i would recommend it to anyone for it educational value.

                                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      One of the Best!

                                      By Mr. Biology

                                      from Tooele, Utah

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Engaging Characters
                                      • Entertaining
                                      • Great Cinematography
                                      • High Production Value
                                      • Informative
                                      • Original

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Great for Grades 11 12

                                        Comments about this product:

                                        This video has great anatomy & physiology in a format that grabs & holds your attention.

                                        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        3.0

                                        Good but...

                                        By Anon. Viewer

                                        from US

                                        About Me Casual Viewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Engaging Characters
                                        • Great animation

                                        Cons

                                        • Repetitive

                                        Best Uses

                                        • At Home
                                        • Younger Viewers

                                        Comments about this product:

                                        The topic of sensation mostly discussion the sensation of pain. This is misleading. Though the animations are fantastic, you will see each sequence about a dozen times. The content is extremely repetitive, so much so that after a while one just wants to skip forward.

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Teaching about the human body

                                        By James

                                        from The Mojave Desert in Southern California

                                        About Me Casual Viewer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Entertaining
                                        • Great Cinematography
                                        • High Production Value
                                        • Informative

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • At Home
                                          • Younger Viewers

                                          Comments about this product:

                                          I enjoy purchasing this type of DVD to watch with my grandchildren (I have 11 grandchildren currently). I'm a retired school teacher and enjoy those learning moments I have with my grandchildren and this DVD is a great way to show them just how the human body works.

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