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The Evolving Earth

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A collection of films on the geological processes that have formed the earth through the ages. Titles include: Volcanism: When Mount Kilauea in Hawaii shakes itself into action, the results are spectacular. The camera is just steps ahead of the column of lava. (4 min. 17 sec.); Face of the Earth: The forces that knead the Earth's surface, ejecting it, depressing it, shaping it, are explored. (17 min. 2 sec.); Moving Plates and Continents: Animated maps demonstrate the movements of the Earth's surface. (2 min. 43 sec.); Five Billion Years: In just seven minutes, this superb animated film travels through time to record five billion years of evolution in North America. (7 min. 7 sec.); Continental Drift: An exposition of the theory that the Earth's continents are fluid, and that in a slow, rolling motion, one part of the Earth can be engulfed only to rise again elsewhere. (9 min. 53 sec.); The Rise and Fall of the Great Lakes: A canoeist tours the Great Lakes, suffering all the cataclysmic changes of lake history in an accelerated, slapstick style. (16 min. 40 sec.); and Riches of the Earth (Revised): This film shows how Canada's underground resources took shape through geological ages, becoming the raw materials we exploit today. (16 min. 20 sec.).

1987, 74 min 21 s

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