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This Earth: The Inheritance

Synopsis
A brief review of the earth’s history and formation and the elements of which it is composed. Describes how conditions on the surface of the planet eventually generated the living cell resulting in plant and animal life and, finally, mankind. The earth’s crust is the sole source of everything we grow, eat, mine, make and use. It is pointed out that today’s science-based society has barely drawn on the riches of this inheritance while, at the same time, it is using up non-renewable resources eg. metals, minerals and fossil fuels. Argues that we must plan to use available resources more effectively and in new ways.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 25 min.
Year of production
1984
Availability
Free loan
Sale
Uses
Students of geology, natural resources, fuel and energy production.*
Subjects
Geology
Keywords
chemical elements; earth; ecology; minerals

Credits

Director
Michael Clarke

Production Company

Name

Pelican Films

Sponsor

Name

British Petroleum

Distributor

Name

BP Video Library, c/o Education Distribution Service

Phone
01795 427614
Fax
01795 474871
Address
Unit 2, Drywall Estate
Castle Road
Murston
Sittingbourne, Kent
ME10 3RL

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