How the Earth Was Made DVD

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$14.98

From a seething, hellish mass of molten rock to the inviting world that cradles life today, discover the cataclysmic events that set the stage for life.

Far more than another dry, academic presentation, HOW THE EARTH WAS MADE immerses you deep in the world-shaking, Earth-forming action. Stunning animations and precise computer renderings put you there. Plunge into fiery cataracts, feel the rumble of the shifting mantle, fly through the noxious proto-atmosphere, and experience firsthand the mighty forces forging this unique and marvelous oasis in Space.

Based on recent findings by renowned scientists and filmed on location across the globe, HOW THE EARTH WAS MADE puts the "Gee!" in geology. Visit sites planet-wide where you can still see evidence of Earth's birthing process. Meet scientists at the leading edge of discovery. Thrill to the awesome power and unimaginable time-scale of world formation.

THE HISTORY CHANNELŪ, true to its name, is taking viewers on a visually mesmerizing and richly informative journey to the absolute beginning of our history. Be sure you can enjoy every moment of this unprecedented exploration by adding this DVD to your library!

Awards and Nominations:

  • 2008 - News & Documentary Emmy Awards - Outstanding Editing - (Winner)
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    • Format: DVD
    • Rating: Not Rated
    • Number of Discs: 1
    • Run Time: 94 Minutes
    • Region: Region 1
    • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
    • Language: English
    • Studio: A&E Home Video
    • DVD Release Date: April 15, 2008
    • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
    • Genre: Documentary
    • Color: Black & White / Color
    • Includes:
      - Bonus Documentary: Inside the Volcano
      - Additional Scenes
    • Release Date: 2007

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    18 Reviews
    4.8

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    4.8

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    Pros

    • Captures the imagination (3)
    • Emotionally engaging (3)
    • Great cinematography (3)
    • Informative (3)

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    • Adult viewers (6)
    • Younger viewers (5)
    • At home (4)
    • Perfect gift (4)
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    5.0

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    • Captures The Imagination
    • Emotionally Engaging
    • Engaging Characters
    • Excellent Acting
    • Great Cinematography
    • Great Writing
    • Original Story

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      This is too great to be true. I love to look at landforms and dissect information from them. Thanks to"How The Earth Was Made", I can.

       
      5.0

      Love this video

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      from Thunder Bay, ON, Canada

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      • Captures The Imagination
      • Emotionally Engaging
      • Great Cinematography

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        While off sick with flu I'd seen an episode of this series on TV, & thoroughly enjoyed it. So much that I went to web site & ordered the DVD. First DVD arrived but had problems with Chapter 10 jerkiness or freezing (on 3 different systems), but History Channel took care of this by shipping out another copy for free & it worked just fine. They really stand behind their products!

         
        4.0

        Interesting and informative

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        from Sedalia, Mo.

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        • Original Story

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        For my family's enjoyment and education

         
        4.0

        Awesome!

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        from Washington state

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        Good for all age groups. Great graphics.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Simply The Best!

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        from Chicago, IL

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            I've watched "how the earth was made" at least a dozen times and I never get tired of it! - fasinating, informative, captivating, the narrator is perfect, I would certainly buy it again and again. It forced me to reflect on how little time we actually have on this planet. I think every man woman and child should see this documentary...

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My favourite documentary

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            from Trinidad, WI

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            • Entertaining
            • Great Cinematography
            • High Production Value
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              I watch it occasionally just to keep experiencing the journey. The visuals and informative narration are what intrigued me, you have to use your imagination when you read about the same topics presented in the show. It's a pity the weekly series did not expand on the actual history of how the earth was made e.g. A more detailed investigation into the various geological periods, the position of the continents, types of life during those periods etc. It would have made it a more comprehensive series than just exploring specific areas of Earth geology.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              DON'T MISS THIS!!

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              from Campbell, CA

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                Don't miss the first episode of this great series. It's fascinating subject, will give all a healthy respect for Mother Earth. And how she came to be this wonderful place we call home.

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Absolutely intriging!

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                from Boerne, TX

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                I couldn't stop watching.

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Fascinating and informative

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                from CA

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                    I have watched this production dozens of times and it continues to fascinate me.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    A little long

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                    from Detroit, MI

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                    I really enjoyed the program. My students liked it in the begining but then started to get board after a little while and we had to switch gears.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    THIS IS AWESOME!

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                    from Auburn, AL

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                    "How the Earth was Made" is a FABULOUS synopsis of Earth's history over the past 4.6 billion years!!! As someone who just received their bachelors in Geology, I can say that this DVD does an awesome job of marking the milestones of Earth's history-- the keys to understanding why Geology is such a fundamental and exciting science! This DVD would be a wonderful way to introduce the history of earth to anyone, especially 6-12th graders and even college students in intro geology classes! I LOVE THIS special, and am watching the show on History Channel as I write this review!!!
                    Thank you, History Channel! You guys ROCK!

                     
                    5.0

                    How the Earth was made

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                    from CA

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                    This DVD provides excellent simulations, descriptions, and photography while covering several scientific ideas and concepts. There are many California state standards for Earth science education in grades 9-12 covered in this DVD. I have watched this program several times, pausing, and rewinding to soak in the details and implications of each concept presented. The span of concepts is impressive as is the understandability of the materials presented. This DVD has enough detail to make it interesting and a learning experience for most people. Truly, this is one of the best overall Earth science DVDs that I have viewed. I plan to watch it again soon.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A MUST HAVE FOR A ANY ...

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                    from OH

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                    A MUST HAVE FOR A ANY SCIENCE BUFF. YOU WILL LEARN ALOT MORE ABOUT OUR PLANET AND MOON THEN YOU EVER LEARNED IN SCHOOL.

                     
                    5.0

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                    from Las Vegas, NV

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                    Fascinating and informative. Special effects greatly enhance the educational value of this DVD making it attractive and interesting for all age groups. I specifically purchased this DVD to give as a gift to my 14 year old nephew, who shows exceptional skills with math and science. Hopefully, he will not only enjoy the DVD but it will generate some thought provoking questions in his studies.

                     
                    5.0

                    Superb

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                    from Naples, Fl

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                    I bought this DVD for my daughter who is a science department head and teaches 6th grade science. She and her associates love it, as do her students. i thought it was great and realized what a knowledge tool it was for children.The visual methods you employ make this a great way to teach how the earth was made.
                    Thank you,
                    *****

                     
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                    from Kansas

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                    I thought the program was very informative and told in a way that could be understood by everyone. It explained why scientists came to the conclusions that they have on the age and the development of the earth. The information was given in an entertaining way and was thought provoking.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

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                    from Muskegon,MI

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                    I used this film in my 4th grade class. I showed parts of it over a week's time. It answered the students questions that I had a hard time explaining. It went well with out state Benchmarks and chapter 6 in our science text book. It held the students interest and mine. GREAT FILM.

                     
                    5.0

                    The best show on Earth ...

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                    from Westminster, CO

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                    The best show on Earth geological history I have ever seen. I learned several new facts about our past from this program. As a teacher I recommend it!

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