Earth, the Biography

Earth, the Biography

The Story of Our World

DVD - 2008
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This landmark series uses specialist imaging and compelling narrative to tell the life story of our planet, how it works, and what makes it so special. Examining the great forces that shape the Earth - volcanoes, the ocean, the atmosphere and ice - the programme explores their central roles in our planet's story. How do these forces affect the Earth's landscape, its climate, and its history... CGI gives the audience a ringside seat at these great events, while the final episode brings together all the themes of the series and argues that Earth is an exceptionally rare kind of planet - giving us a special responsibility to look after our unique world. This is a series that shows the Earth in new and surprising ways. Extensive use of satellite imagery reveals new views of our planet, while timelapse filmed over many months brings the planet to life. Offering a balance between dramatic visuals and illuminating facts, this ground-breaking series makes global science truly compelling.
Publisher: [New York] : Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2008.
ISBN: 9781419869921
Branch Call Number: DVD 551 EARTH TH
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (approximately 230 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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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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