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One of nature s most spectacular and perilous wonders, volcanoes with a danger radius of 20 miles, temperatures that can exceed 2,000 degrees and lava traveling up to 150 miles per hour are capable of cataclysmically consuming entire forests or towns and triggering tsunamis, flash floods, earthquakes, mudflows and rock falls. Of hundreds of active volcanoes in the world, over three-quarters are part of the explosive Ring of Fire, a 30,000-mile region encircling the Pacific Ocean. Explore this fiery and earthquake-prone region to learn the causes of eruptions and how 500 million people have adapted to even embraced living in their volatile shadow ... from miners in Chile eking out a perilous living from the sulphur produced in the heart of active volcanoes to macaques monkeys luxuriating in naturally formed hot mineral springs in Japan s remote Hell Valley. Narrated by Robert Foxworth (Transformers, Syriana) and featuring breathtaking cinematography, including extensive aerial photography, from the U.S., Japan, Chile, Indonesia and the Philippines, where at great personal risk the world s top geologists, anthropologists, computer animators and filmmakers spent over seven years documenting this unpredictable and awe-inspiring phenomenon.
Though somewhat dated, a good starting point for people who want to know why the Earth erupts, sometimes catastrophically. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Garry M.
This is informative and has amazing footage of volcanic and seismic activity. A terrific imax show.Published 3 months ago by dora segan-kohanim
A very personal view of what it is like to live in the shadow of a volcano. Does not dwell on video of eruptions but on the effects on personal lives and lifestyles.Published 6 months ago by Joseph C.
Our 8 year old grandson enjoyed this video so much we all watched it 3 times. It is one of the best volcano videos we have seen. Thank you.Published 6 months ago by Lynn T Mavrogenes
i was disappointed in the amount of time spent on the San Francisco earthquake. I expected a volcano documentary. More time was spent on SF than any indivdual volcano.received.Published 7 months ago by Kindle Customer