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Sinkholes : buried alive / a Nova production by Lawrence Klein Productions, LLC for WGBH Boston in association with Arte France ; written, produced and directed by Larry Klein.

Contributor(s): Klein, Larry (Producer) [television director,, television producer.] | Sanders, Jay O, 1953- [narrator.] | Lawrence Klein Productions, LLC [production company.] | WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.) [production company.] | ARTE France [production company.] | Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) [publisher.] | PBS Distribution (Firm) [film distributor.].
Material type: FilmFilmPublisher: WGBH Educational Foundation ; 2015Edition: Widescreen.Description: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.Content type: two-dimensional moving image Media type: video Carrier type: videodiscISBN: 9781627892421; 1627892427.Uniform titles: Nova (Television program) Sinkholes. | Nova (Television program) Subject(s): SinkholesDDC classification: 551.447 Online resources: View cover art
Production Credits: Edited by Sam Green; camera, Gary Henoch, Mike Fox. | Written, produced, and directed by Larry Klein.
Narrator, Jay O. Sanders.Summary: Sinkholes have swallowed highways, apartment buildings, horses, camels, and even golfers with monster-size holes cracking the earth from Siberia to Louisiana. Filled with compelling eyewitness video of dramatic collapses, and following scientists as they explore the underlying forces behind these natural disasters, Nova travels the globe to investigate what it's like to have your world vanish beneath your feet.
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Documentary.

Originally produced as an episode of the television series: Nova.

Edited by Sam Green; camera, Gary Henoch, Mike Fox.

Written, produced, and directed by Larry Klein.

Narrator, Jay O. Sanders.

Originally broadcast by PBS Jan. 28, 2015.

Sinkholes have swallowed highways, apartment buildings, horses, camels, and even golfers with monster-size holes cracking the earth from Siberia to Louisiana. Filled with compelling eyewitness video of dramatic collapses, and following scientists as they explore the underlying forces behind these natural disasters, Nova travels the globe to investigate what it's like to have your world vanish beneath your feet.

TV parental guidelines rating: TV-PG (parental guidance suggested; this program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children).

DVD; NTSC, Region 1; widescreen presentation; stereo.

English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).

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Gr 9 Up-This episode investigates natural disasters involving sinkholes, which appear in regions where porous rock, such as limestone, is eroded away, triggering a surface collapse. In populous areas, streets and buildings are damaged, sometimes resulting in loss of life. Interviews and reenactments reveal a tragic account from 2013 in Tampa, FL, in which a man died after his bedroom collapsed as he slept. In addition, crews investigate damage in the bayous of Louisiana and in a historic, medieval city in Spain. Interviews with geologists, cave divers, and home owners experiencing property damage explain the threat of these disasters, and computer animation illustrates the natural processes of sinkhole formation. In addition, the program explores techniques to predict high-risk areas and demonstrates steps some home owners take to protect their properties and their lives. VERDICT Students in areas prone to sinkholes as well as budding geologists may find interest in the scientific explanations behind the disasters.-Ryan Henry, Daviess County Public Library, Owensboro, KY © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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