Item Details

Alpine Avalanches [electronic resource]

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This film explores the world's most destructive avalanches, from Hannibal's 218 BCE crossing of the Alps and thee use of avalanches as weapons in World War I to deadly avalanches of the late 20th Century. Viewers will learn what conditions create avalanches, how rescue efforts proceed after and avalanche, and finally, safety tips for avoiding and responding to avalanches.
Release Date
2008
Run Time
47 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9-12
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
  • Introduction: Alpine Avalanches: The World's Worst Disasters (2:35)
  • Alps Fatalities (2:45)
  • Avalanches During War (3:22)
  • Slab Avalanche (2:01)
  • Huascaran Avalanche (1:16)
  • Wind Avalanche (2:18)
  • Wellington Avalanche (2:20)
  • Blons Avalanche (3:32)
  • Mount Rainier Avalanche (3:42)
  • Galtuer Avalanche (4:40)
  • Hazard Zones in Galtuer (3:04)
  • Harsh European Winter of 1999 (1:56)
  • Avalanche Defenses and Survival Techniques (3:33)
  • Avalanche Rescue Efforts (2:10)
  • Avalanche Research (3:02)
  • Predicting and Preventing Disaster (3:07)
  • Credits: Alpine Avalanches: The World's Worst Disasters (0:49)
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
  • 95240 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
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Description
1 online resource (1 video file (46 min. 34 sec.)) : sound, color.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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