The 1950's show demonstrating Science in every day language -
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 Lockwood.;
- 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 oil drilling.;
- 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