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Wonders of Earth and Space

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This compilation of six animated shorts for children will entertain as it explores such topics as the extinction of dinosaurs, the solar system, and how a Martian might perceive our automobile-congested planet. Titles include: 64,000,000 Years Ago: A look at the last of the great dinosaurs to stalk the central plains of North America. Lifelike models of ornithomimus, edmontosaur, and triceratops recreate the late Cretaceous period, offering a view of how our world may have looked (11 min. 25 sec.); Evolution: An amusing look at evolution from the time when single-celled amoebae romped about the ocean depths, until the first amphibious creatures crawled onto land, eventually to become the progenitors of homo sapiens (10 min. 21 sec.); Boomsville: The growth of the typical city, from a tiny settlement in the vast North American wilderness to the car-clogged metropolis that so many cities are today (10 min. 12 sec.); What On Earth!: Martian visitors judge cars to be the true inhabitants of Earth, while we seem to be parasites infesting the autos (9 min. 35 sec.); Cosmic Zoom: An animated journey to the farthest conceivable point of the universe and then into the tiniest particle of existence--an atom of a living human cell (8 min.); and Satellites of the Sun: The science of film animation and a new knowledge of outer space bring the screen this spectacular view of our solar system (12 min. 14 sec.).

1981, 61 min 47 s

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