How the Earth Was Made (The History Channel)

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I enjoyed this DVD thoroughly. I'd recommend it to anyone who is interested in How the Earth was Made. The bonus special was spectacular too.

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AWESOME HISTORY!!

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Product Overview

The history channel plots the course of earth's amazing journey from an ocean of radioactive, molten rock to a beautiful refuge for life.

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Studio Lions Gate
SKU 206746452
UPC 733961110548
UPC 14 00733961110548
Format DVD
Keywords
Evolution
History
Editors Note
Note This ambitious program from the History Channel takes a look at how the Earth was formed. Some computer-generated reconstructions of how the planet slowly evolved are included, and the footage also features an examination of various parts of the Earth's surface, which reveal fascinating clues as to how the globe was created.
Cast & Crew
The History Channel - Producer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2007
Catalog ID 110540
UPC 00733961110548
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 94 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Reviews
ReviewSource PopMatters
Review The History Channel's How the Earth was Made makes a valiant effort to provide a crash course in the history and evolution of our planet, and mostly succeeds. Cramming as much bewildering detail and fact into 90 minutes as is possible, the program takes us from the point of conception 4.5 billion years ago, when the earth was just a swirling amorphous blob of gas and dust, to the much more environmentally stable (though not actually, as it turns out) present...I made a point in a previous review about the History Channel's series The Universe that it seemed that the universe was doing everything in its power to wipe us out...But it seems our own planet is in league against us, as well--and we don't even get to pick our own poison. Death from without, death from within? Death by ice, death by fire, death by a massive intergalactic gamma ray burst? In the end it's all the same...But seriously, How the Earth was Made is just too fascinating and rich to leave one dwelling on such morbid thoughts. If the program has any faults, it may be its economy. A mere 90 minutes is far to brief to tackle such an enormous subject, and the show is so densely packed, and moves so quickly, that it tends to overwhelm. It invites lots of head scratching, rewinding and entire rewatching. I did a lot of this myself, I still don't think I've digested it all, or realistically will. But that's not really the point...The cumulative effect of these types of programs, whether cosmological or geological, is to humble us, to reinforce the point that we do not occupy a central special place in the universe, or even on Earth; that we are not pinnacle evolution; that in the grand scheme of things, we may just barely register at all. Which, I realize, might sound all sorts of depressing and giving into inertia and indifference, but really, should have the opposite effect, and make us cherish all the more the very short amount of time we (humanity) have on this planet.
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Reviewer Jake Meaney
ReviewRating 6
Features
DVD, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Herrmann,Edward
Label A & E Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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Adam Arseneau, DVD Verdict Though the scope of the film is awfully large...[it] covers its bases surprisingly well, taking viewers through a step-by-step evolution of our planet.
David Cornelius, DVD Talk Anyone with even the slightest interest in science and "deep" history will find a treasure trove of information here.

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