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Educational Videos And TV Series On Your iDevice

Sometimes reading a book just doesn't cut it. Watching things on video or through a TV series is a great way to gain knowledge on a subject in great detail. It's also a great way to retain the information. This collection of apps has some of the best educational video apps on the App Store all in one place.

Brian Cox's Wonders of the Universe
Brian Cox's Wonders of Life
Brian Cox's Wonders of the Universe

Brian Cox's Wonders of the Universe

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Take a mind-blowing 3D tour of the Universe with Professor Brian Cox as your guide. The official Wonders app by arrangement with the BBC.

AWARDED APPSTORE BEST OF 2012 US AND UK

Now for iPhone and iPad 1 - with added features: cause the supernova explosion of Betelgeuse! Land on the surfaces of Mars, the Moon, Io and Enceledus!

Journey up from the smallest particles, past the moons and planets of the Solar System, out through the Oort Cloud to the Milky Way, past our Local Stars and out to distant galaxies before arriving, finally, at the edge of the known Universe. On the way you will encounter the likes of seething Red Giants, beautiful Nebulae, pulsing Neutron stars and confront a daunting vision of a Black Hole sucking down a hapless star, all rendered in spectacular 3D.

Professor Brian Cox provides mind-expanding insight in over 200 interactive articles pinned to the stars, planets, galaxies and other wonders modelled in extraordinary 3D, written in his accessible style and accompanied by two and a half hours of video from the BBC TV series Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe. The app also includes hundreds of infographics and images of space objects supplied by astronomy experts, NASA and other space researchers.

• Explore the entire Universe in 7 interlinked scales from sub-atomic to the edge of the known Universe, or take Brian's tours • Two-and-a-half hours of BBC video from the Wonders TV series (requires wifi) • 50+ spectacular 3D models of planets, moons, galaxies and nebulae to discover • Over 200 interactive articles by Brian telling the story of the Universe • Hundreds of beautiful images from around the cosmos • High resolution graphics optimised for the new iPad


Reviews:

“Few apps can match Wonders of the Universe.” New York Times

“Wonders is hands down one of the best apps out there for the iPad.” The Next Web

“One of the best educational apps to date.” Cnet.com

“In a class of its own.” Daily Mail

“The graphics and content make the experience well worth it.” Mashable

“Astounding.” Popsci.com

“Astonishing.” Appadvice.com

“Stunningly produced.” MSN.com

“The only app I’ve ever called perfect.” Imore.com

“Have you ever wanted a grand tour of the universe…this is it, and you’ll love it.” Mac Observer

“Professor Cox shows us the Cosmos as we have never seen it before - a place full of the most bizarre and powerful natural phenomena.” Sunday Express

“It will entertain and delight.” Independent on Sunday

“He bridges the gap between our childish sense of wonder and a rather more profound grasp of the scale of things.” Independent

“Cox’s romantic, lyrical approach to astrophysics all adds up to an experience that feels less like homework and more like having a story told to you. A really good story too”. Guardian


About Professor Brian Cox:

Professor Brian Cox OBE is a particle physicist, a Royal Society research fellow, and a professor at the University of Manchester as well as researcher on one of the most ambitious experiments on Earth, the ATLAS experiment on the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. He is best known to the public as a science broadcaster and presenter of the highly popular BBC2 series Wonders of the Solar System, Wonders of the Universe and Star Gazing Live. He was also keyboard player in the UK pop band D:Ream in the 1990s.

This app uses Flurry analytics to gather generic data about usage to help us improve the app. No identifiable information such as personal details, device identifier, location, is taken, nor will we use it for marketing or to contact you in any way.

Attenborough Story of Life

Attenborough Story of Life

BBC Worldwide

Join broadcast legend Sir David Attenborough to explore more than 1000 of the greatest wildlife moments ever filmed.

• Explore the most comprehensive collection of Sir David’s work ever released online.
• Includes six decades of highlights from more than 40 landmark BBC programmes, including Planet Earth, Blue Planet, The Life of Mammals, Africa and others.
• Watch unique collections of films curated by Sir David and others.
• Create and save your own collections and share them with friends and family.
• Hunt for hidden films featuring Sir David, recorded exclusively for the app.
• Explore extraordinary sequences of animals and plants, from iconic large species to rarely seen enigmatic creatures. See them hunt, mate, eat, travel and communicate in their natural habitats; ranging from the high mountains to the deepest oceans, across deserts, forests and the polar ice caps.
• Watch lions, polar bears, whales, sharks, eagles and giant lizards and many more.
• Use wi-fi for the optimum experience.

This App contains:
- links to selected social media sites

Brian Cox's Wonders of Life

Brian Cox's Wonders of Life

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Explore the majesty of nature in breath-taking 3D with Professor Brian Cox as your personal tour guide.

The follow-up to multi-award winning Wonders of the Universe gives you:

► Over 30 3D creatures and habitats

► Over 2 hours of HD video (wifi connection required for streaming)

► More than 1000 crisply high-res images accompanied by expert commentary

► And it’s all set against a soundtrack that will blow your socks off

► Additional bonus content can be accessed by signing in. (Completely optional! Press "Skip" or "No Thanks" to continue after the Introduction.)

From the vast networks of subterranean freshwater caverns of the Yucatan peninsula to the Great White Sharks haunting the South Neptune Islands, from the Hermit Crabs of Christmas Island to the Red Kangaroo of Western Australia, this app will help you uncover the secrets of life in the most unexpected locations and in the most stunning detail.

Explore the vision of the Kangaroo, the DNA of the Chameleon or the hearing of the Mohave Desert Sand Scorpion in its natural habitat in scintillating 3D detail, delving deep down variously into the detail of microbial life, the inner eye, the second law of thermodynamics, and more.

Along the way you’ll learn how everything on Earth, from the smallest microbe to the largest giraffe, is constructed from the same fundamental building blocks and is subject to the same laws of nature.

Professor Cox and BBC Head of Science Andrew Cohen underpin the experience with over 80 articles delving into intricacies of the natural world and the laws which bind it, alongside over 2 hours of footage from the series and 30 mind-blowing 3D models, all optimised for the iPad’s retina display and set in an interface designed bespoke for IOS 7.

The app seamlessly complements the Wonders of the Universe app (chosen by Apple as one of the best apps of 2012), adding in a tranche of additional information to Brian’s compendium of information on our solar system.

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Praise for Wonders of Life:

"Brian Cox’s Wonders of Life has the professor’s skillful and engaging commentary alongside amazing video and graphics that explain the science and intricacy of life on Earth."

- New York Times

"Wonders of Life really is a treat of an app."

- The Next Web

"Wonders of Life is not only an amazing achievement, it's modern media done right. More like this, please."

- Rene Ritchie, iMore

"We have to say – it’s pretty special."

- The Next Web

Ken Burns

Ken Burns

Ken Burns Media, LLC

See America through the eyes of award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns.

Includes a brand new playlist around the theme of Leadership with introductions from Ken and new clips from across his filmography, including his latest film, The Roosevelts.

This app is not a collection of Ken’s filmography—it’s an entirely new way of looking at American history, only available on iPad.

Ken has been producing documentaries for over three decades, including such films as The Civil War, Baseball, Jazz, The National Parks, Frank Lloyd Wright, Prohibition and Mark Twain. Now, he has returned to this body of work and selected scenes illustrating recurring themes in American history.

View this app’s streaming video content with one of these features:

• Timeline view: Zoom in and out to explore a chronological history of America. Select scenes from the films to learn about that particular moment.
• Theme view: Select a theme (Art, Hard Times, Innovation, Politics, Race, War, Leadership) to see a playlist of scenes selected by Ken. Each playlist illustrates common patterns in the American story. In the playlist “Race,” for example, you’ll see how moments from The Civil War, Baseball, Thomas Jefferson and Jazz are related.
• Film view: Select your favorite Ken Burns film, like The War or Baseball, to watch scenes from that film. See what themes appear in your favorite film and how they reappear in the other films.

NOTE: One playlist (around the theme of Innovation) is included free with download. To view five additional playlists, including over three hours of video and more exclusive content from Ken, unlock the full version from within the app for $9.99.

The Ken Burns app was designed with iOS 7 and Retina Display in mind, so every full-screen video is rendered in stunning quality.

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The Hunt - BBC Earth - Natural History Interactive TV Series

The Hunt - BBC Earth - Natural History Interactive TV Series

BBC Worldwide

The Hunt - BBC Earth - Natural History Interactive TV Series is a fully interactive companion to the new documentary from the makers of Frozen Planet.

The Hunt explores the fascinating relationship between hunters and their prey. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

The landmark series ‘The Hunt’ - now available on the new Synchronized format allowing viewers to dive deeper and further explore the world of predators and prey and their daily struggle for survival.

Synchronise your tablet with a TV or DVD broadcast to access further facts, figures, video and images of all the animals featured in the series or to watch multiple times as a standalone broadcast complete with fully interactive features.

Whilst watching you can ‘tag’ content to your list for later browsing or can access the information immediately :

Learn more about the physical traits, hunting facts and habitat of more than 150 incredible species

• Touch the screen to access more amazing facts, images & footage of the animals in the series.
• Explore the huge variety of habitats where predators and prey experience the daily challenges to survive.
• Link through additional film footage of the animals and the incredible skill and endeavour of the crew behind the making of the series.

A brand new immersive, intensive, interactive way to watch, explore, learn and share the incredible world of The Hunt.

This App contains:
- in-app purchases that cost real money
- push notifications to let you know when we have exciting updates like new content

About The Hunt Series

This series will deconstruct the world of predation as never before, taking an intimate and detailed look at the remarkable strategies employed by hunters to catch their prey and the hunted to escape. Using groundbreaking photographic techniques and drama-like storytelling, the series will travel the world in search of the world’s top predators: from hunting dogs’s endless chases over the open plains to polar bears stalking seals out on breaking ice: from portia, nature’s smartest spider, that alters its hunting strategy depending on what prey it’s targeting, to the abdopus octopus, which, at low tide, walks across the ground to reach fish trapped in rock pools; from killer whales running down humpbacked whales in crystal clear tropical waters to the first ever images of blue whales feeding.

The strategies of both predators and prey are shaped by where they live so each episode will play out in one principal habitat, whether savannah, jungle or ocean.

Episode 1 - The Hardest Challenge reveals the extraordinary range of strategies used by both predators and prey.

Episode 2 - In the Grip of the Seasons : Arctic
How predators in the Arctic meet the challenges of the most seasonal place on Earth.

Episode 3 - Hide and Seek: Forests
Hide and Seek examines the huge challenges faced by predators that hunt within the forest.

Episode 4 - Hunger at Sea: Oceans
How hunters find and catch their prey in the open ocean, a vast watery desert where food is incredibly scarce.

Episode 5 - Nowhere to Hide: Plains
For predators in deserts and grasslands there is Nowhere to Hide. Here, they must make their own opportunities.

Episode 6 - Race Against Time: Coasts
The coast can be a rich hunting ground, but opportunities never last long so hunters are always in a race against time.