The 1950's show demonstating Science in every day
including The Flow of Heat, Submarines, Rivers of Ice,
Aero Medicine and Drilling for oil.
Science in Action was a popular TV program in the 1950s. It discussed
and demonstrated science in a way that the layman could understand.
Each episode featured Dr. Earl Herald and various guests related
to the topic under discussion. This collection shows five different
Science in Action programs and has a run time of 2 hours 18 minutes.
The episodes included in this collection are:
- The Flow of Heat - featuring discussions and demonstrations
related to heat and heat transfer. Guest: Dr. Harvey R. White
(University of California).;
- Submarines - This episode discusses submarines, their design,
operation, duties of the crew and the use of the escape lung.
Guests: Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz and Vice Admiral Charles
- Aero Medicine - This episode studies the effects of space travel
on human physiology.;
- Drilling for Oil - This episode interviews Howard G. Vesper,
VP of Standard Oil Company of California, about the science of
- Rivers of Ice - This episode explores glaciers. Guests: Father
Bernard Hubbard, the "Glacier Priest" (Santa Clara University,
Department of Geology), and Dick Nile (a student at San Francisco's
Mission High School), demonstrating a precipitator.
Here are some sample clips from the DVD