DVD - 2007
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Explains technologies that help predict seismic events and limit the damage they cause. With the help of high-end modeling programs and increasingly sophisticated sensors and detection devices like interferometric radar, scientists are gaining a better understanding of earthquake triggers and consequences, while engineers have been able to vastly improve the ability of structures to withstand the stresses they endure. Also explores the history of seismic technologies and analyzes historical disasters.
Publisher: [New York] : A & E Television Networks : Distributed in the U.S. by New Video, [2007]
ISBN: 9780767096508
Branch Call Number: 551.22
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 50 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.


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Aug 10, 2018

When it comes to the unsettling subject of "Earthquakes" - I think that all of us here (living on the West Coast) need to be very concerned. Indeed!

'Cause - Apparently - (According to the experts) - We are long overdue for the "Big One".

Hey! I don't wanna get anybody alarmed here about the inevitability of the "Big One" striking without warning - But, let's face it, folks - It's a reality.

And, when it comes to the ability of scientists to actually be there to accurately predict when this big event is gonna happen - The truth is - Technology has its limits.

Through stills, newsreel footage, CG imagery, and informed interviews - This 50-minute "Nature Tech" documentary from the History Channel takes an in-depth look at the overwhelming destructive power (that man cannot control) of the all-mighty earthquake.


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