Item Details

Gifts From the Earth [electronic resource]

produced by WQED/Pittsburgh in association with the National Academy of Sciences
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Explains how the theory of plate tectonics has revolutionized the search for the earth's mineral and energy sources. Examines the formation of mineral deposits, their interest and importance to humanity, and the methods by which they are extracted from the earth. Explores black smokers (hot springs), soil and food, the formation of fossil fuels and oil production. Questions how long the earth's resources will last.
Release Date
1986
Run Time
57 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
junior high/high school/college
7-12+
Series
Planet Earth
Series Statement
Planet earth ; 5
ISBN
1897767268 (series)
Published
South Burlington, Vt. : Annenberg/CPB, c1986.
Description
Mode of access: Windows Media Player, World Wide Web.
Technical Details

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