Earth, the Biography

Earth, the Biography

The Story of Our World

DVD - 2008
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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. Uses breathtaking footage and special 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 amazing locations in between, examine the forces that have helped create and foster life on Earth.
Publisher: [New York] : Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2008.
Edition: Widescreen version.
ISBN: 9781419869921
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (DVD) (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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