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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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28 Reviews
4.4

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Discovery ChannelHuman Body: Pushing the Limits DVD
 
4.4

(based on 28 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Informative (21)
  • 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

Bought it to show my engineering classes

By 

from Orlando, FL

About Me Movie Buff

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Informative

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about this product:

      This DVD mirrored the lesson that I am teaching in Aerospace engineering on Human Factors and Visual Perception. It exactly fit what I was trying to relay to the students and was well worth it.

       
      5.0

      Perfect for grade 5

      By 

      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 

        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 

        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 

            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 

              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 

                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 

                    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 

                      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 

                      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 

                        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 

                          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 

                            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 

                              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 

                                  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!!!

                                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great for High School class

                                    By 

                                    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 

                                      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 

                                        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 

                                          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 

                                            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.

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