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Killer landslides / a Nova production by Sky Door Films for WGBH Boston ; written, produced, and directed by Liesl Clark

Contributor(s): Clark, Liesl [screenwriter,, television producer,, television director.] | PBS Distribution (Firm) [publisher.].
Material type: FilmFilmPublisher: WGBH Educational Foundation ; 2014Edition: Widescreen.Description: 1 videodisc (approx. 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.Content type: two-dimensional moving image Media type: video Carrier type: videodiscISBN: 9781627891240; 1627891242.Other title: Nova. Killer landslides.Subject(s): Landslides -- Washington (State) -- Seattle | Landslides -- Washington (State) -- Oso | Landslides -- Washington (State) -- Snohomish County | Mudslides -- Washington (State) -- OsoDDC classification: 551.3/07/09797/772
Production Credits: Edited by Jean Dunoyer.
Kathy Smith.Summary: In less than two minutes in March, a one-square-mile field of debris slammed into the Washington state community of Oso, killing 41 and destroying nearly 50 homes. Drawing on analyses of other recent landslides around the world, geologists are investigating what triggered the deadliest U.S. landslide in decades and whether climate change is increasing the risk of similar disasters around the globe.
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Originally broadcast as a single episode of the television program Nova in 2014.

Edited by Jean Dunoyer.

Kathy Smith.

In less than two minutes in March, a one-square-mile field of debris slammed into the Washington state community of Oso, killing 41 and destroying nearly 50 homes. Drawing on analyses of other recent landslides around the world, geologists are investigating what triggered the deadliest U.S. landslide in decades and whether climate change is increasing the risk of similar disasters around the globe.

Rating: TVPG.

DVD, NTSC; region 1, widescreen; stereo.

In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).

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Gr 7 Up-This episode focuses on the deadly March 2014 landslide in Oso, WA. The emotional story is told through interviews with the survivors, first responders, and geologists who survey the damaged landscape. To predict future disasters, scientists attempt to devise a system utilizing computer models, reenactment experiments, and field research. Experts in Afghanistan, Nepal, and Switzerland describe the universality of these types of disasters as well as steps that are being taken to avert loss of life. (The geologists, experts, and first responders are all male, and women are depicted only as victims who need rescuing.) This program demonstrates how geologists and rescuers utilize cutting-edge technology to predict disasters and to save lives. VERDICT A timely and fascinating example of scientific knowledge's application in the real world.-Ryan Henry, Daviess County Public Library, Owensboro, KY © Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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