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Volcano Under the City   -  Discontinued


Volcano Under the City


Item Number:
WG38369
Price:
 
Format:
DVD
Length:
60 min.
Copyright:
2005
Closed Caption:
Yes
Producer:
WGBH Boston Video
Grade Level:
7 - 12
Summary:
A team of scientists clambers down into the steep crater of an active volcano in central Africa, a lake of molten lava seething far below. The team's mission is to explore this deadly mountain up close to find out when and why it is likely to erupt next. The lives of half a million people living directly in its shadow are at stake.

In January 2002, the ground close to the city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo split open and rivers of lava swept through entire neighborhoods, killing some 100 people and leaving 120,000 homeless. The volcano towering over the city, Mount Nyiragongo, had awoken again. Now French volcanologist Jacques Durieux and his team worry that, next time, deadly lava could erupt from cracks directly under the city itself.

Volcano Under the City reaches a stunning climax as Durieux's team struggles to capture a sample of furiously boiling lava from the heart of the volcano. The crater walls crumble and Mount Nyiragongo belches poisonous gas as the scientists put their lives on the line to retrieve their vital data. .

Special DVD features include: materials and activities for educators; a link to the NOVA Web site; scene selections; closed captions; and described video for the visually impaired.




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