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Basics of Geology (3 Parts)

Synopsis
A 3-part series on the powerful processes which occur within and on the dynamic planet Earth.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of production
2002
Subjects
Geology; FE
Keywords
continental drift; earth; earthquakes; erosion; fossils; mineralogy; mountains; ocean floor; plate tectonics; rocks; volcanoes

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£29.95 each or £74.95 set of 3
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
23, 25, 24 minutes
Year
2004

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£29.95 each or £74.95 set of 3
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
23, 25, 24 minutes
Year
2004

Sections

Title
All about rocks and minerals
Synopsis
This programme provides an overview of rocks and minerals and is divided into two major sections:-
1: Formation - Shows how igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks are formed and explains the rock cycle and minerals. Explains why fossils are important tools for interpreting how plants and animals lived long ago, as well as providing evidence of how the environmental conditions of the earth have changed over time.
2: Importance To Humans - Explains why the study of rocks and minerals is important. From everyday uses, such
as building materials or as fuel sources, to our fascination with precious minerals and gems.
Duration
23 mins
Distributors ref
008-20270 V (VHS) 008 20272R (DVD)

Title
Erosion and weathering
Synopsis
This programme provides an overview of erosion and weathering and is divided into four major sections:-
1: Physical Weathering - How plants, animals, ice, water and air all contribute to the disintegration of
rocks;
2: Chemical Weathering - Oxidation and carbonic acid are discussed. Highlights include a journey into limestone caverns to see the effects of chemical weathering;
3: Erosion - Examples such as Yosemite Valley, Bryca Canyon and the Grand Canyon help illustrate the
long-term effects of erosion and weathering;
4: Soil Formation - Describes the three basic ingredients necessary to form soil: rock particles, organic matter, and a community of living plant and animal organisms.
Duration
25 mins
Distributors ref
008-20241V (VHS) 008-20241R (DVD)

Title
Formations of continents and mountains
Synopsis
Concepts such as folding and buckling, subduction, volcanism, undersea mountains, and earthquakes are all explored in this programme, which is divided into two sections:-
1: Introduction to Geology - presents the basic terms of geology, the diversity of the earth’s surface, the planet’s internal structure, and the historical developments which help explain oceanic and continental formation;
2: Mountains, Volcanoes, and Earthquakes - demonstrates the dynamics of the plate tectonics theory.
Duration
24 mins
Distributors ref
008-20242V (VHS) 008-20242R (DVD)

Production Company

Name

United Learning

Notes
See: AGC United Learning

Distributor

Name

Viewtech Educational Media

Contact
Lynda Morrell
Notes
NB. Viewtech ceased trading in 2014 and the company’s products are no longer in distribution For over 30 years Viewtech distributed programmes from leading specialist educational producers from around the world and since 2002 it included titles previously distributed in the UK by Educational Media Film & Video. The extensive collection covered all subjects within the primary and secondary curriculum and some materials, particularly in the areas of study skills and business, are applicable to further/higher education.

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