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This edition: Gifts from the Earth





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Episode Details

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.
By examining the earth’s mineral and energy sources, scientists analyze how the theory of plate tectonics has revolutionized the search for earth’s treasures that lie hidden in locations such as the Red Sea and Antartic ice cap.