History Classics: Mega Disasters

Overview

This collection from the History channel examines the power of natural disasters, such as tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, and the impact of an asteroid. Experts debate methods of keeping devastation minimal should such a event occur, and question whether thriving cities such as Chicago and New York could survive a "mega-disaster."
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Overview

This collection from the History channel examines the power of natural disasters, such as tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, and the impact of an asteroid. Experts debate methods of keeping devastation minimal should such a event occur, and question whether thriving cities such as Chicago and New York could survive a "mega-disaster."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/29/2011
  • UPC: 733961240757
  • Source: A&E Home Video
  • Time: 6:50:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 22,798

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mega Disasters - Disc One
1. Introduction [1:45]
2. Deadly Threat From the Sky [7:39]
3. Inevitable Devastation [9:12]
4. Asteroids in the Atmosphere [9:55]
5. Preventing Collision [8:30]
6. If Earth Was Struck [7:43]
1. Introduction [1:23]
2. Ancient Eruption [11:13]
3. Minoan Civilization [8:16]
4. Tsunami [8:34]
5. Monitoring the Volcano [7:28]
6. Santorini in Danger [7:52]
Disc #2 -- Mega Disasters - Disc Two
1. Introduction [1:50]
2. Mount Rainier [8:06]
3. Mount St. Helens [9:30]
4. Nevado Del Ruiz [7:24]
5. Observing Mount Rainier [9:12]
6. Inside a Mount Rainier Eruption [8:42]
1. Introduction [:53]
2. Eruptions of Vesuvius [9:42]
3. Vesuvius Today [9:10]
4. Forecasting Eruptions [8:39]
5. The Red Zone [8:24]
6. The Next Eruption [7:57]
Disc #3 -- Mega Disasters - Disc Three
1. Introduction [1:22]
2. Wake up Call [10:46]
3. Super Outbreaks [7:00]
4. City Tornados [7:59]
5. Simulating a Chicago Tornado [9:12]
6. Chicago Tornado Danger Points [7:55]
1. Introduction [1:28]
2. Waterlogged Prison [8:56]
3. Long Island Express [8:40]
4. Approaching Storm [9:07]
5. Predicting Dangers [8:29]
6. Devastating Surges [7:58]
Disc #4 -- Mega Disasters - Disc Four
1. Introduction [1:12]
2. Costly Quake [11:15]
3. History of Earthquakes [9:38]
4. Puente Hills Fault [6:51]
5. Preparing for Disaster [9:29]
6. Impact and Aftermath [6:20]
1. Introduction [1:30]
2. Volcanic History [7:51]
3. Calderas and Hotspots [7:48]
4. Deadly Ash [10:11]
5. Norris Geyser Basin [8:44]
6. Yellowstone's Super Eruption [8:39]
Disc #5 -- Mega Disasters - Disc Five
1. Introduction [1:00]
2. Extreme Droughts [11:25]
3. Black Blizzard [6:44]
4. Climate Fluctuations [9:11]
5. Aquifer Depletion [7:19]
6. Fighting Future Droughts [9:06]
1. Introduction [1:53]
2. Abrupt Climate Change [10:11]
3. Freezing Temperatures [9:00]
4. Mayan Disappearance [7:37]
5. The Next Big Chill [7:43]
6. Worldwide Impact [7:20]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Mega Disasters - Disc One
   Asteroid Apocalypse
   Atlantis Apocalypse
Disc #2 -- Mega Disasters - Disc Two
   American Volcano
   The Next Pompeii?
Disc #3 -- Mega Disasters - Disc Three
   Windy City Tornado
   New York City Hurricane
Disc #4 -- Mega Disasters - Disc Four
   L.A.'s Killer Quake
   Yellowstone Eruption
Disc #5 -- Mega Disasters - Disc Five
   Mega Drought
   Mega Freeze
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