The Worlds Worst Disasters: Set 2

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Nature Documentary hosted by Robert Powell, published by BBC in 2009 - English narration

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A dramatic, archive based documentary series from the BBC. Amazing footage, stories and personal accounts of Tsunamis, Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Avalanches, Floods and Volcanoes. Each episode of this fascinating series focuses on one type of natural disaster, giving examples of some of the largest or most devastating in recent years. From volcanoes, earthquakes, typhoons, avalanches and floods—to those that we humans may have more of a hand in, such as forest fires and landslides. Using a mixture of rare archive footage and dramatic 3D animated reconstructions, this series shows what happens when natural forces come into conflict with humans—with devastating results. Produced by Nugus/Martin Productions Ltd. for BBC Worldwide Ltd

[edit] World's Worst Forest Fires

Few places on the planet are immune to wildfires as part of natural forest life cycles. This program explores the phenomenon, from the outbreaks that hit Australia, California, and Southern Europe each summer, to the fires that devour the humid rainforests of the Amazon and Indonesia, causing havoc and creating environmental disaster. Witness fire fighters facing extreme danger, battling mighty walls of flame, and the techniques they use to extinguish turbulent blazes. Combining footage of firestorms with first person accounts from survivors, Forest Fires is a compendium of some of the world's most deadly wildfires of recent times, including the 1997-1998 Southeast Asia inferno that decimated 15 million acres and created a regional economic and ecological disaster.

[edit] Floods of Terror

Floods are among Earth's most common–and most destructive–natural hazards, aside from wildfires. Throughout history, floods have killed more people and caused more widespread destruction than any kind of event other than war. Floods can happen during heavy rains, when ocean waves come on shore, when snow melts quickly, or when dams or levees break. This program examines the different types of floods, what causes them, the havoc they wreak, and what can be done to minimize their damage.

[edit] Awesome Avalanches

This film explores the world's most destructive avalanches, from Hannibal's 218 BCE crossing of the Alps and thee use of avalanches as weapons in World War I to deadly avalanches of the late 20th Century. Avalanches are a major threat to mountainside communities and winter sports enthusiasts.Viewers will learn what conditions create avalanches, how rescue efforts proceed after and avalanche, and finally, safety tips for avoiding and responding to avalanches.

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Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4
Video Bitrate: 2 182 Kbps
Video Resolution: 848x480
Display Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Frames Per Second: 25.000 fps
Audio Codec: AC3
Audio Bitrate: 192 kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 46 min
Number Of Parts: 3
Part Size: 786 MB
Source: DVD
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