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Earth Revealed
This series shows the physical processes and human activities that shape our planet. From earthquakes and volcanoes to the creation of sea-floor crusts and shifting river courses, Earth Revealed offers stunning visuals that explain plate tectonics and other geologic concepts and principles. Follow geologists in the field as they explore the primal forces of the Earth. This series can also be used as a resource for teacher professional development. Produced by Intelecom. 1992.


Planet Earth
This series presents visually spectacular tours of the seven continents as it makes connections between our solar system and Earth's oceans, climate, and mineral and energy sources. It unifies Earth science, astronomy, and comparative planetology into an integrated discipline that relies on common scientific methods. A flexible instructional resource, Planet Earth provides course material for nonscience students and science majors. Produced by WQED/Pittsburgh in association with the National Academy of Sciences. 1986.


The Habitable Planet:  A Systems Approach to Environmental Science
This course begins with an overview of the Earth's systems � geophysical, atmospheric, oceanic, and ecosystems � as they exist independently of human influence. Following this introduction, the course explores the effect that human activities have on the different natural systems. Topics include human population growth and resource use, increasing competition for fresh water, and climate change. Each of the 13 programs features two case studies following top scientists in the field. Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in association with the Harvard University Center for the Environment. 2007.