Distributor:  Bullfrog Films
Length:  50 minutes
Date:  2012
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: 8-12, College, Adult
Color/BW:  Color
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Geologic Journey II - Tectonic Europe

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Examines the Earth's surface under pressure, from Iceland to the Alps, landscapes that inspired scientists to invent the study of geology.

Geologic Journey II - Tectonic Europe

TECTONIC EUROPE traverses the Eurasian plate -- from Iceland where new land is formed to the Alps where old land is destroyed. In between, we witness the twisted, gorgeous landscapes of the Earth's surface under pressure, places where scientists first came up with the very study of geology itself.

Trek with University of Toronto Scarborough geology professor Nick Eyles and his guides through volcanoes, glaciers, crags, mountains, rolling hills and broken cliffs that reveal the tectonic story of the Earth.

96-page Teacher Resource Guide, written by practicing educators, provides a wealth of activities, lesson plans and curriculum outcomes to assist in integrating the video into the classroom.

'The science is excellent and current, the storyline is engaging, and the cinematography is nothing short of breathtaking. Although I have taught this material for years, there was information in the video new to me and archive footage that I had never seen before. [Along the African Rift] vividly illustrates the dramatic processes of continental rifting and the birth of new oceans...[The Pacific Rim: Americas] explores in spectacular fashion the destructive forces of plate tectonics.' Dr. Damian Nance, Professor of Geological Sciences, Ohio University, Editor, GSA Today

'The photography is breathtaking and the science content is accurate...get ready to be amazed.' Coralee Smith, NSTA Recommends

'The Western Pacific Rim and The Pacific Rim: Americas are excellent for civics and history classes. Throughout history, individuals and society have lived with natural hazards to garner natural resources. The modern construct of plate tectonics rationally explains the occurrence of earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes on the Pacific Rim along with mineral and agricultural bounty, access to the ocean, and picturesque scenery. The interviews in the series clearly illustrate how informed people address this trade-off. Both titles in the series can spark excellent discussion about the hazards and benefits of living along active plate boundaries.' Dr. Norman Sleep, Professor of Geophysics, Stanford University, Author, Principles of Geophysics

'Blends the latest geologic findings with captivating cinematography, bringing the viewer on a worldwide tour of the tectonic forces that mold the surface of our planet...A heart-stopping adventure especially ideal for classroom viewing, or high school and public library DVD collections. Highly recommended.' The Midwest Book Review

'Exceptional...What makes this series especially compelling and of interdisciplinary interests are the discussions of the local cultures and mythologies that have developed based on historic and recent geologic activities, along with the adaptations the local peoples have made to changes in their environment. This stunning series is a valuable addition to any college, high school or public library.' Barbara Gage, Prince George's Community College, Science Books and Films


Awards

2012 Science Books and Films Best List

Citation

Main credits

Suzuki, David T. (narrator)
Gregg, Andrew (film director)
Gregg, Andrew (film producer)
Gregg, Andrew (screenwriter)

Other credits

Director of photography, Hans Vanderzande; editor, Geoff Matheson; original music, Ken Myhr.


Distributor credits

Andrew Gregg
Written by Andrew Gregg
Series Executive Producers: Michael Allder and Gordon Henderson
Director of Photography: Hans Vanderzande
Editor: Geoff Matheson
Sound Recordist: Richard Nault
Original Music: Ken Myhr
Produced by 90th Parallel Productions Ltd in association with The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for CBC\'s \'The Nature of Things\'

Docuseek2 subjects

Europe
Environment
Physical Geography

Distributor subjects

African Studies
Anthropology
Earth Science
Environment
European Studies
Geography
Geology
History
Oceans and Coasts
Plate Tectonics
Science, Technology, Society
Sociology

Keywords

earth's surface under pressure, Iceland, Alps, geology, Eurasian plate, Nick Eyles, volcanoes, glaciers, crags, mountains, rolling hills, broken cliffs, tectonic plates, tectonic story of Earth,"Tectonic Europe",Bullfrog Films

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