Item Details

World's Worst Forest Fires [electronic resource]

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Few places on the planet are immune to wildfires as part of natural forest life cycles. This program explores the phenomenon, from the outbreaks that hit Australia, California, and Southern Europe each summer, to the fires that devour the humid rainforests of the Amazon and Indonesia, causing havoc and creating environmental disaster. Witness fire fighters facing extreme danger, battling mighty walls of flame, and the techniques they use to extinguish turbulent blazes. Combining footage of firestorms with first person accounts from survivors, Forest Fires is a compendium of some of the world's most deadly wildfires of recent times, including the 1997-1998 Southeast Asia inferno that decimated 15 million acres and created a regional economic and ecological disaster.
Release Date
2008
Run Time
47 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9 & up
Notes
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 01, 2015.
Series
The World's Worst Disasters
World's Worst Disasters
Contents
  • Southeast Asia Fires (3:04)
  • Long Term Effects (4:00)
  • Forest Fire Elements (2:19)
  • Yellowstone Fires (2:18)
  • Yellowstone Fire Aftermath (3:33)
  • Greece Wildfires (2:18)
  • Greece Wildfire Relief Efforts (3:03)
  • Southern California Fires (2:07)
  • Southern California Fire Aftermath (2:10)
  • Wildfire Origins (3:10)
  • Brazil Rain Forest Fires (3:32)
  • Fighting Wildfires (2:31)
  • Smoke Jumpers (1:47)
  • Victoria Wildfires (3:10)
  • Fleeing Victoria Wildfires (2:39)
  • Wildfire Outlook (1:47)
  • Credits: World's Worst Forest Fires: The World's Worst Disasters (0:54)
Published
[Place of publication not identified] : BBC Worldwide Ltd, [2008]
New York, N.Y. : distributed by Films Media Group, 2015.
Publisher no.
  • 95236s Films Media Group
  • 95248 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 online resource (1 video file (46 min., 35 sec.)) : sd., col.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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