Earth - The Biography

Earth - The Biography

Director:  Cast: Iain Stewart

DVD (Wide Screen / Subtitled)

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This fascinating series uses breathtaking footage and digital imaging to tell the story of the great forces that shape our planet -- volcanoes, the oceans, the atmosphere, and ice. Discover the secrets behind cataclysmic disasters, 11th-hour coincidences that staved off extinction, and the earth's astonishing power to continually regenerate. Traveling from Ethiopia's unique lava lake to an ice cave under a glacier in Greenland and a host of amazing locations in between, Earth examines the forces that have helped create and foster life. We discover that these forces have not always been benevolent: the ocean once belched poisonous gas into the atmosphere; encased in ice, the earth nearly froze to death; and a great meteorite strike helped to drive the dinosaurs to extinction. Yet, through each disaster the planet, aided by lucky breaks, has steered its own recovery and sustained life. Can it continue this astonishing fight for survival, or are humans contributing to a process of inevitable destruction? Originally airing on the BBC in 2007, the series came to the U.S. via the National Geographic Channel in 2008.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/22/2008
UPC: 0883929026067
Original Release: 0000
Rating: NR
Source: Bbc Warner
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 3:50:00
Sales rank: 49,793

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Earth: The Biography
1. Volcanoes [8:00]
2. Inner Heat [7:29]
3. Growing Pains [10:39]
4. Carbon Dioxide [7:49]
5. Australia [10:14]
6. End Credits [1:10]
1. Atmosphere [11:29]
2. Fluid Air [9:20]
3. Lightning [1:47]
4. Oxygen [9:11]
5. Methane [7:30]
6. End Credits [5:43]
1. Ice [10:35]
2. El Capitan [8:58]
3. Glacier [10:42]
4. Ice Revolution [7:06]
5. Melting Point [7:30]
6. End Credits [:30]
Disc #2 -- Earth: The Biography
1. Oceans [8:25]
2. First Formation [10:39]
3. Disappearing Med [11:22]
4. Ocean Conveyer [9:19]
5. Degrees [5:07]
6. End Credits [:29]
1. Rare Planet [8:40]
2. Meteors [10:06]
3. Stability [5:14]
4. Past & Present [11:19]
5. Madagascar [9:39]
6. End Credits [:23]

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Earth - The Biography 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is avery well done and interesting DVD. It is up to the usual high standard of a BBC production.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For most viewers who have never seen a documentary about our home planet will be delighted, as you will be taken on a tour around the world from Africa to the north pole. Viewers will be able to remember important locations that will come up again in other disciplines of study. I was captured by the stylish look of the box but I would have liked to see more CGI so as to explain in more details the inner workings of this wonderful planet we call home. I do recomended it for first time viewers and documentary collectionists like myself. But I do warn of slight disappointment when it comes to CGI.