How the Earth Was Made

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Overview

How could the planet that was once a simmering sea of radioactive, molten rock evolve to become the universe's greatest refuge for human life? This is the question asked by filmmaker Peter Chin as he descends deep into the volcanoes that formed the planet's crust and dives to the bottom of the ocean to explore the first evidence of life on Earth. Beginning in the distant past and stretching into the far-off future, this documentary utilizes cutting edge special effects and breathtaking footage from remote ...
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Overview

How could the planet that was once a simmering sea of radioactive, molten rock evolve to become the universe's greatest refuge for human life? This is the question asked by filmmaker Peter Chin as he descends deep into the volcanoes that formed the planet's crust and dives to the bottom of the ocean to explore the first evidence of life on Earth. Beginning in the distant past and stretching into the far-off future, this documentary utilizes cutting edge special effects and breathtaking footage from remote locations in order to find out not only where life came from, but where it could be heading as well.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Bonus documentary: Inside the Volcano; Additional scenes
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/15/2008
  • UPC: 733961110548
  • Original Release: 2007
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  • Source: A&E Home Video
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:34:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 9,969

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward Herrmann Voice Only
Technical Credits
Peter Chin Director
Stuart Carter Executive Producer
Susan Werbe Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- How the Earth Was Made
1. World of Fire [10:47]
2. Water World [6:50]
3. Granite Planet [9:04]
4. Continental Movement [12:14]
5. Explosion of Life [12:58]
6. Ruled by Dinosaurs [7:37]
7. Death From Above [9:17]
8. Mammals and Man [8:36]
9. Ice Ages [8:08]
10. Looking Ahead [4:56]
1. Window Into the Earth [3:43]
2. What Makes a Volcano? [11:42]
3. A Culture Destroyed [12:22]
4. Eyewitness to Chaos [11:50]
5. A Permanent Threat [5:54]
6. Climatic Impact [8:55]
7. Dilemma of Uncertainty [13:10]
8. Giver of Life [7:08]
9. Fire and Ice [8:29]
10. Super Volcanoes [7:10]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- How the Earth Was Made
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   Scene Selection
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   Bonus Features
      Inside the Volcano
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      Additional Scenes
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         Found? Largest Armored Dinosaur Bones
         Digging for Gold
         How the Grand Canyon Became Grand
         First Life on Earth
         Disappearing Glaciers
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A great overview of the EARTH'S history

    I found this to be very informative (and quite enjoyable) for anyone wanting a glimpse of the history of the earth (not the history of man on earth). This history is presented in a linear timeline covering about 4.5 billion years and highlights the greatest changes such as climate, land mass and life form changes.

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