Earth : the Biography

Earth : the Biography

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"Earth is an incredible, exceptional planet with an amazing life story full of cataclysmic disasters, eleventh-hour coincidences that save it from extinction, and an astonishing power to continually regenerate. This... series uses breathtaking footage and specialist imaging to tell the story of the great forces that shape the planet - volcanoes, the ocean, the atmosphere and ice. Traveling from Ethiopia's unique lava lake to an ice cave under a glacier in Greenland and a host of amazing locations in between, examine the forces that have helped create and foster life on Earth..." -Container.
ISBN: 9781419869921
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE EARTH
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (Not rated)(approximately 225min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Originally broadcast on the BBC in 2007


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Jul 27, 2018

I agree with waterboy….great DVD. I want to add some of the amazing asides in this, including Joseph Kittinger (sp?) who in 1960 rode in a helium balloon 19 miles above the earth and then did a free fall down. He was in a space suit but....think how many feet in a mile...… Also the great images of the lightening storms in Argentina..... It's just a great DVD and well worth watching.

Mar 31, 2014

This is one of the BEST documentary slash science set of episodes that I've ever seen! It ranks up there with Planet Earth!

Mar 20, 2011

Fantastic documentary. While the host admits that scientists don't know everything he still tells the story of how the earth was created, and it's very interesting. Well worth watching. I was more entertained than with most Hollywood movies. Highlights include volcanoes, carbon dioxide, oceans, ice, waves, the sun and the creation of the earth and moon.


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