Her 1963 warnings about the effects of pesticides and herbicides - especially DDT - sparked a revolution in environmental policy and created a new ecological consciousness.
John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.
The story of the farmers who dreamed of prosperity and lived through ten years of drought, dust, disease and death.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
The 300-year saga of the American whaling industry.