Deep Down and Dirty: The Science of Soil

Synopsis
Gardening expert Chris Beardshaw presents this programme about soil: a scarce resource on the surface of the land which is essential to all life on earth.
Travelling in his specially-equipped mobile soil lab, Beardshaw delves down into dirt to uncover its secrets, from the uppermost layers, teeming with microscopic life, to the mysterious mineral layers deep below. He looks into the distant past to reveal the way soil first formed, and takes a glimpse into the future, to reveal soil as a commodity more precious than oil or gold. Beardshaw asks what the future holds for soil and what this means for global food production?
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2014
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
food production and distribution; Geology; soil analysis; soil erosion; microscopes

Credits

Contributor
Chris Beardshaw

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£195.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
50 minutes
Year
2014

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning - now BBC Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Web
https://www.bbcstudioslearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 8433 1009
Address
BBC Studios Limited
Television Centre
101 Wood Lane
London
W12 7FA
UK
Notes
The BBC Active company has now been absorbed within BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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