National Geographic's Nature Strikes Set [VHS]

9786305257592: National Geographic's Nature Strikes Set [VHS]

- ASTEROIDS: DEADLY IMPACT Asteroids and comets: Every year, millions of these "stray bullets" streak through the skies, and tons of small meteorites strike our planet! Some 65 million years ago, dinosaurs were wiped off the face of the earth - in what many believe was the aftermath of a massive cosmic collision. Could something like this happen again? Scientists believe that the impact of an asteroid only a mile wide would be globally catastrophic. Join extraordinary geologist Eugene Shoemaker and his wife Carolyn who have remapped the heavens with their discoveries of more than 30 comets and hundreds of asteroids. Now that we know what's out there, how can we defend ourselves? The night sky holds the key to ASTEROIDS: DEADLY IMPACT. -- NATURE'S FURY Earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods - these colossal powers of nature have had dramatic consequences for human kind. Now in dramatic scenes of cataclysmic destruction and human courage, you'll journey with National Geographic Video as we learn how earthquakes create and shape our landscapes, even as they destroy cities like San Francisco and Tokyo. Discover how rotating updrafts can build into towering tornadoes that sweep the Midwest's "Tornado Alley", or how cloud disturbances can grow into the awesome hurricanes that ravage coastal areas of Bangladesh and Florida. Witness the devastation of flooding in France and China, and learn, as today's scientists have, that the mighty Mississippi cannot be easily tamed. But as massive as these forces are, the stories of heroism and tragedy are very personal. You'll meet heroes, fighting to save homes and lives, but see victims too, suffering unspeakable tragedies. Join scientists as they study the elemental killers. Their work is critical, not only to prepare and protect us, but also, hopefully, to better predict: NATURE'S FURY! -- VOLCANO: NATURE'S INFERNO Travel around the world for a firsthand look at volcanoes - perhaps the most dazzling but destructive natural force on earth. Massive volcanic eruption can turn day into night, releasing the power of an atomic blast, spewing toxic avalanches of lava, gas, and ash. National Geographic Video transports you to some of the world's most notorious volcanoes, including Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines and Japan's Mount Unzen. Join volcanologists in their dangerous quest to forecast eruptions and save lives, putting you in the middle of the explosive excitement and human drama of VOLCANO: NATURE'S INFERNO.

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