Born of fire

United States, 1983

Film
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Although the continents seem stationary, they are actually moving gradually each year. Follow scientists around the world as they search for clues to the causes of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. The video takes us to Iceland where new and recent volcanoes have emerged, and to Africa, Japan, California and Santorini to record what happens when the “plates” which make up the world’s surface move and crash together.

Credits

producer

Linda Reavely

production company

WQED

National Geographic Society

Language

English

Duration

01:00:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37959

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Iceland - Description and travel

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Earthquakes

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Plate tectonics

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Volcanoes

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Plate tectonics

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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