Earth: The Biography

2008 NR 2 discs

Earth: The Biography

2008 NR 2 discs
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From the BBC comes this momentous documentary that uses satellite images and compelling narration to chart our planet's intriguing history, exploring Earth's unique and diverse features while stressing the importance of protecting it for the future. Combining time-lapse photography and computer-generated imagery, the video shows how our world -- forged by volcanoes, the atmosphere, glaciers and oceans -- has teetered between disaster and renewal.
Widescreen 1.77:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 6+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 6+
age 6+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that while the content of this stunning docuseries -- which illustrates Earth's diversity and geological history -- is wholly appropriate for family viewing, it may not really engage younger kids who can't comprehend topics like climate change, plate tectonics, and evolution. They may enjoy the HD footage of oceans, volcanoes, and more; just don't expect them to pay attention for the whole thing. But if you have tweens and teens, this impressive glimpse at the planet's past, present, and future is likely to inspire discussions about global warming, conservation, and the scientific process of studying history.

Sexual Content

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Social Behavior

Educational opportunities abound. Lots of great facts about nature and the Earth, plus the series demonstrates how scientists use cutting-edge technology to study the planet and predict its future. Environmental messages.


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Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

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  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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