Earth Science


New to Our Collection! Forces of Nature 240 min.

Take a global tour in four themed episodes, answering the simplest questions about the complex forces that shape our planet. Why is water blue? How can a shape defy gravity? Why do bees make hexagonal honeycombs? And how do these things affect our own lives? Discover what lies beneath Earth's startling beauty as we reveal the secrets of our cosmos and the natural forces that govern everything with...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2016

New to Our Collection! Forces of Nature: Part 1 - Elements 54 min.

The forces of nature make Earth a restless planet, but they also turned our ball of rock into a home for life. How did our planet’s ingredients, the chemical elements, come together and take that first crucial step from barren rock to a living world?

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New to Our Collection! Forces of Nature: Part 2 - Color 54 min.

Earth is painted in stunning colors. By understanding how these colors are created and the energy they carry, we can learn the secret language of the planet.

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New to Our Collection! Forces of Nature: Part 3 - Shape 54 min.

We can’t directly see the forces that govern Earth, but we can see their shadows in the shapes of nature that surround us. If we understand why these shapes exist, we can understand the rules that bind the entire universe.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2016

New to Our Collection! Forces of Nature: Part 4 - Motion 54 min.

The forces of nature have kept Earth on the move since it was formed billions of years ago. Though we can’t feel the motion, we experience the consequences–from tidal bores surging through the Amazon rainforest to the ruinous power of hurricanes.

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Earth in 1000 Years 47 min.

This eye-opening documentary explores the latest scientific and technological developments in the study of earth’s melting ice stores to discover the fate of our planet in 1000 years time. Reaching deep into our planet’s history, scientists search for clues to what might happen in the future. Whilst advanced special effects and high-end computer animation provide us with a window into what this fu...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Fire 50 min.

Dr. Helen Czerski examines two of the hottest natural phenomena on Earth: lightning and volcanoes. More than 3 million lightning bolts strike the planet each day, each 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun and carrying millions of volts of electricity. It kills many thousands of people each year and many more are severely injured. Exactly how lightning works is only just being uncovered. Supe...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Ice 51 min.

Dr. Helen Czerski examines two of the coldest natural phenomena on Earth: icebergs and avalanches. Avalanches claim hundreds of lives every year. Now scientists are learning how something as tiny, fragile and delicate as a snowflake can transform into something as deadly as an avalanche. Changes in snow can give it the quality of concrete when someone is buried underneath it, and CT scanners are h...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Wind 51 min.

Dr. Helen Czerski examines two of the most awe-inspiring natural phenomena on Earth: tornadoes and auroras. We look into the heart of the storm to find out how advances in technology and eyewitness footage are transforming our understanding of tornadoes—the fastest winds on the planet. New technologies are furthering our understanding of the extreme weather events that produce them and what gives...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Dangerous Earth 150 min.

The last five years have seen rapid developments in camera technology. The result is a wealth of new footage capturing incredible natural phenomena, up close and in stunning detail. This rich seam of filmed material has become an invaluable resource for scientists, pushing their research into uncharted territory. Dangerous Earth delves into this fantastic bank of footage to uncover the latest scie...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016