This edition: The Living Machine
A remarkable exploration of planetary science-the Peabody award-winning series journeys from the arid moons of Jupiter to the frigid waters beneath the polar ice cap. Planet Earth provides a foundation in geology, oceanography, climatology, and astronomy and features the insights of noted scientists such as atmospheric chemist James Lovelock, creator of the Gaia theory and physicist Robin Stebbins, who first detected sunquakes. With stunningly beautiful cinematography and special effects, Planet Earth will inspire viewers to see the earth around them with new eyes.
Plate tectonics, one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century, is explored at such sites as the erupting Kilauea volcano and the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in the submersible craft Alvin.