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Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; National Geographic Television & Film.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], ©2007.
Series: Amazing planet.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why do mountains tend to have a triangular shape? How much rain must fall to start a river? How do single grains of sand accumulate into a dune? This episode from the Amazing Planet series answers those and other geologic questions by capturing the beauty born of eons of unceasing environmental violence as water, wind, and ice erode the surface of the Earth into an ever-changing sculpture of planetary proportion.
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
National Geographic Television & Film, 2010
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; National Geographic Television & Film.
OCLC Number: 712802818
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 01, 2010.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 9 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Contents: Nature's Elements (3:20) --
History of the Grand Canyon (4:19) --
Natural, Sculptural Displays (2:28) --
Destruction and Regeneration (5:26) --
Niagara Falls (5:17) --
Waterfalls and Cataracts (4:56) --
Caves: Water's Patient Power (3:55) --
Water: Frozen Brutality (4:54) --
Glacial Catastrophes (1:39) --
End of the Age of Glaciers (2:33) --
Nature's Elements: Wind (2:52) --
Global Shifting Sands (3:54) --
America's Dust Bowl (2:29).
Series Title: Amazing planet.
Responsibility: National Geographic Television & Film.

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Why do mountains tend to have a triangular shape? How much rain must fall to start a river? How do single grains of sand accumulate into a dune? This episode from the Amazing Planet series answers those and other geologic questions by capturing the beauty born of eons of unceasing environmental violence as water, wind, and ice erode the surface of the Earth into an ever-changing sculpture of planetary proportion.

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