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Title Alpine Avalanches / BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Imprint [Place of publication not identified] : BBC Worldwide Ltd, [2008]
New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Films Media Group, 2015.


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Description 1 online resource (1 video file (46 min., 34 sec.)) : sound, color.
Series The World's Worst Disasters
World's worst disasters.
Note Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 01, 2015.
Title from distributor's description (Films Media Group, February 13 2016).
Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Subject Disasters -- Case studies.
Genre Case studies.
Educational films.
Internet videos.
Educational films.
Internet videos.
Contents Introduction: Alpine Avalanches: The World's Worst Disasters (2:35) -- Alps Fatalities (2:45) -- Avalanches During War (3:22) -- Slab Avalanche (2:01) -- Huascaran Avalanche (1:16) -- Wind Avalanche (2:18) -- Wellington Avalanche (2:20) -- Blons Avalanche (3:32) -- Mount Rainier Avalanche (3:42) -- Galtuer Avalanche (4:40) -- Hazard Zones in Galtuer (3:04) -- Harsh European Winter of 1999 (1:56) -- Avalanche Defenses and Survival Techniques (3:33) -- Avalanche Rescue Efforts (2:10) -- Avalanche Research (3:02) -- Predicting and Preventing Disaster (3:07) -- Credits: Alpine Avalanches: The World's Worst Disasters (0:49).
Summary 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.
Other Author BBC Worldwide Ltd, production company.
Films Media Group, film distributor.
Other Title Digital transfer of (manifestation): BBC Worldwide Ltd, 2008