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Volcano above the clouds

Author: Hugh ThomsonJeremiah KisselWGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)Cinquième (Firm)Südwestrundfunk (Germany)All authors
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : WGBH Educational Foundation, 2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At 20,000 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest peak and also the world's tallest volcano ... A trek up its steep flanks takes climbers through five different worlds of climate and vegetation, ranging from rainforest near the bottom to arctic ramparts of ice surrounding a rocky crater at the peak. Kilimanjaro is not only a nature-lover's paradise, but also a tantalizing mystery for many scientists. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Document, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Thomson; Jeremiah Kissel; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Cinquième (Firm); Südwestrundfunk (Germany); Gedeon Programmes.; Meridian Broadcasting.; Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai.; WGBH Educational Foundation.; WGBH Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1593751117 9781593751111
OCLC Number: 53908644
Language Note: English ; closed-captions for the hearing impaired ; optional audio descriptions for the visually impaired.
Notes: Also released as "Kilimanjaro" by Meridian Broadcasting Ltd. - per end credits.
Credits: Camera, Simon Ffrench, Chris Vile ; editors, David Barrett, Rob Harrington, Bernice Schneider ; music, David Poore.
Performer(s): Narrated by Jeremiah Kissel.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.; Teaching guide : Grades 5-12.
Description: 1 videodisc (56 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; Region 1; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital ; Access to teaching materials requires a computer with DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Reader software.
Contents: Bonus feature : Printable materials for educators [PDF documents].
Other Titles: Nova (Television program)
Responsibility: A Nova/WGBH, La Cinquième, Südwestrundfunk, Gédéon Programmes, Meridian, and NHK co-production ; written, produced and directed by Hugh Thomson.
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"At 20,000 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest peak and also the world's tallest volcano ... A trek up its steep flanks takes climbers through five different worlds of climate and vegetation, ranging from rainforest near the bottom to arctic ramparts of ice surrounding a rocky crater at the peak. Kilimanjaro is not only a nature-lover's paradise, but also a tantalizing mystery for many scientists. The glacier atop the mountain has shrunk by over a third in the last decade due to global warming, and could disappear altogether by 2015. And although classified as dormant, Kilimanjaro has begun to stir, and evidence suggests that a massive landslide could rip open the side of the mountain causing a cataclysmic flow of hot gases and rock, similar to Mount St. Helens. NOVA takes an unusual expedition to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro to investigate these two scientific mysteries."--Container.

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