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Title:
Alpine Avalanches
Author:
BBC Worldwide Ltd., production company.
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : BBC Worldwide Ltd, [2008]

New York, N.Y. : distributed by Infobase, 2015.

©2008
Physical Description:
1 online resource (1 video file (46 min. 34 sec.)) : sound, color.
Series:
The World's Worst Disasters

World's worst disasters
General Note:
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on October 01, 2015.
Contents:
Introduction: Alpine Avalanches: The World's Worst Disasters Alps Fatalities Avalanches During War Slab Avalanche Huascaran Avalanche Wind Avalanche Wellington Avalanche Blons Avalanche Mount Rainier Avalanche Galtuer Avalanche Hazard Zones in Galtuer Harsh European Winter of 1999 Avalanche Defenses and Survival Techniques Avalanche Rescue Efforts Avalanche Research Predicting and Preventing Disaster Credits: Alpine Avalanches: The World's Worst Disasters
Abstract:
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. Viewers will learn what conditions create avalanches, how rescue efforts proceed after and avalanche, and finally, safety tips for avoiding and responding to avalanches.
Reading Level:
9-12.
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