Life on the limit: cultivation and the environment

United Kingdom, 1978

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Episode number 8 of Series “Botanic man”.
Highlights the problems caused by the development of agriculture, focusing on India with the agricultural revolution in Assam which caused one of the first man-made ecological disasters. As the trees were felled to make way for cultivation, the soil was unprotected and the vital minerals were eroded from the soil by the heavy rainfall. It is an example of a paradox that has plagued almost every one of the developments modern man has achieved.

Credits

producer/director

Graeme Duckham

production company

Thames Television

Duration

00:27:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1978

Appears in

Botanic man

Group of items

Botanic man

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

325311

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture - Environmental aspects

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Agriculture - Environmental aspects

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental protection

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Erosion

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Soil conservation

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Life

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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