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Earth Revealed (series)

This series shows the physical processes and human activities that shape our planet. From earthquakes and volcanoes to the creation of sea-floor crusts and shifting river courses, Earth Revealed offers stunning visuals that explain plate tectonics and other geologic concepts and principles. Follow geologists in the field as they explore the primal forces of the Earth.

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Metamorphic Rocks
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The weight of a mountain creates enough pressure to recrystallize rock, thus creating metamorphic rocks. This program outlines the recrystallization process and the types of rock it can create — from claystone and slate to schist and garnet-bearing g... [more]
March 9, 2010 at 10:20 PM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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Mass Wasting
From learner.org, produced by Intelecom
Anyone undertaking a building project must understand mass wasting — the downslope movement of earth under the influence of gravity. Various factors in mass wasting, including the rock’s effective strength and pore spaces, are discussed, as are diffe... [more]
March 9, 2010 at 10:18 PM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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Running Water I: Rivers, Erosion and Deposition
From learner.org, produced by Intelecom
Rivers are the most common land feature on Earth and play a vital role in the sculpting of land. This program shows landscapes formed by rivers, the various types of rivers, the basic parts of a river, and how characteristics of rivers — their slope,... [more]
March 9, 2010 at 10:22 PM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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Mountain Building
From learner.org, produced by Intelecom
This program erodes the myth of the mountain as a solid, permanent structure. Animations are used to illustrate the process of orogeny (mountain building) through accretion and erosion, as well as the role of plate tectonics, the rock cycle, and how ... [more]
March 9, 2010 at 10:08 PM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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Weathering and Soils
From learner.org, produced by Intelecom
The Cleopatra’s Needle obelisk in New York City’s Central Park is severely weathered after only 75 years, whereas the dry climate of Egypt has preserved similar structures in that country for millennia. This program shows how weather, climate, chemic... [more]
March 9, 2010 at 10:17 PM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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Glaciers
From learner.org, produced by Intelecom
Many of the world’s most beautiful landscapes were made by glaciers. This program shows how, explaining glacial formation, structure, movement, and methods of gouging and accumulating earth. The program provides images of glaciers and glacial landfor... [more]
March 9, 2010 at 10:26 PM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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The Birth of a Theory
From learner.org, produced by Intelecom
In the 1960s, earth scientists developed the theory of plate tectonics. This program traces the development of plate tectonics, beginning with the contributions and methods of geologist Alfred Wegener. Sea-floor spreading, continental drift, paleomag... [more]
March 9, 2010 at 10:06 PM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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Wind, Dust and Deserts
From learner.org, produced by Intelecom
Land in arid climates is shaped in particular ways. This program shows how deserts are defined by infrequent precipitation and how desertification relates to proximity to the equator, proximity to mountains, and ultimately plate tectonics. Images of ... [more]
March 9, 2010 at 10:25 PM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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Living With Earth, Part II
From learner.org, produced by Intelecom
Since the nineteenth century, humans have turned to the Earth for energy sources to fuel their industry. This program discusses where oil comes from, how it is extracted, and how it is converted into energy. The effects of oil drilling and the burnin... [more]
March 9, 2010 at 10:29 PM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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The Restless Planet
From learner.org, produced by Intelecom
Early Greek astronomers believed that Earth was the center of the universe. However, this notion changed dramatically over time, especially after the invention of the telescope. This program traces the development of astronomical theory with discussi... [more]
March 9, 2010 at 10:01 PM
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