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K-T Event, The

Synopsis
Shows evidence for an extraterrestrial object colliding with the earth - the Chicxulub impact crater of more than 200km in diameter in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico, rocks in Haiti and northern Mexico, and the melt-ejecta layer and the fireball layer at the KT boundary in New Mexico. Studies the environmental consequences of the K-T event, in which a 10km diameter bolide (meteorite) struck the earth, and the key role it played in the mass extinction of animal and marine life at the end of the Cretaceous period.
Series
Earth and Life, Course S269
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1997
Availability
Sale; 2006 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Environmental science; Geology
Keywords
bolides; K-T layer; meteorites

Credits

Producer
David Jackson
Cast
Carmen Jackson Pryce 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

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