Tertiary Catalogue

Natural Resources and Mining


Carbon and Water Cycles in Tropical Rainforests

Carbon and Water Cycles

Filmed in the Amazon and Borneo, this resource illusrates and explains the key environmental and land use changes occurring in tropical rainforests and explores the effect they're having on the carbon ad hydrological cycles. We accompany...Show More

Carbon and Water Cycles in the Tundra

Carbon and Water Cycles

With stunning footage shot in the Candian tundra, ths title identifies and explores the physical and human factors, including climate change, that affect carbon and water cycles in the tundra We see the research and monitoring techniques...Show More

Volcano Disaster Risk: What Affects Volcano Disaster Risk?

Tectonic Hazards

This clip explores the factors that influence volcano disaster risk. The scale, nature and location of the hazard, level of monitoring, population density, ash forecasting are all considered.

Water Pollution: Causes and Impact

Using a variety of examples from around the world, this clip looks at how unplanned urban growth, rapid industrialisation and a lack of environmental controls is causing water pollution and impacting on human health. Examples include the impacts...Show More

Sustainable Management

Tropical Rainforests and Mangroves

This clip provides a number of different examples of how mangroves and tropical rainforests can be sustainably managed. Examples from the Sundarban mangroves and Amazon rainforest include: eco-tourism, controlled logging and the role of...Show More

Structure and Adaptation

Tropical Rainforests and Mangroves

This clip compares how tropical rainforests and mangroves have adapted to their environments. We explore how despite sharing the same climatic conditions, mangroves face an additional challenges because of their coastal location. We see examples...Show More

Environmental Functions

Tropical Rainforests and Mangroves

This clip considers the functions or both rainforests and mangroves in the environment. The importance of rainforests as water catchment, climate regulator, green lungs of the earth, carbon store and biodiversity hotspot are all considered. We...Show More

Threats and Challenges

Tropical Rainforests and Mangroves

This clip considers the economic, environmental and social impacts of overusing mangroves and rainforests, including potential for economic development, deforestation, loss of habitat and biodiversity, environmental pollution, increased risk of...Show More

Perfect Growing Conditions

Tropical Rainforests and Mangroves

With clear graphics, maps and extraordinary footage filmed in a variety of rainforests and mangroves around the world, this title describes the conditions needed for tropical reinvests and mangroves to grow. It considers the role of soils and...Show More

How Are They Used by People?

Tropical Rainforests and Mangroves

This clip describes and shows how people use rainforests and mangroves. Examples include: as sources of timber, medicines and foods, for oil and mineral extraction, as home to indigenous peoples and as tourist destinations. Filmed in the Amazon...Show More

Distribution of Rainforests and Mangroves

Tropical Rainforests and Mangroves

With clear graphics, maps and footage filmed in a variety of rainforest environments, including the Amazon and in a variety of mangrove forests, including the world's largest (the Sundarbans), this title describes the distribution of tropical...Show More
A Song of Fire and Safety

A Song of Fire and Safety

When it comes to fire safety in the workplace, we might be tempted to think that it's not our concern, or that there's plenty of other things to worry about—until it's too late. However, it's everyone's responsibility to prevent fires. That...Show More
Mind over Splatter: Health and Safety Attitudes

Mind over Splatter: Health and Safety Attitudes

Safety is more than warning signs and handrails - it is an attitude of the mind. There are many traps for those whose attitude is amiss. Whether you're surviving the zombie apocalypse or just surviving daily grind of the office, the consequences...Show More
5 Critical Habitats

5 Critical Habitats

Life in the Sea

In the sea life is everywhere, but five habitats are like underwater cities. They are coral reefs, mangroves, salt marshes, sea grass beds and kelp forests. They provide safety, food, and a nursery for the young of many species. Yet they are in...Show More
Weird Wonderful Water

Weird Wonderful Water

Life in the Sea

This programme is about seawater. It is the most important liquid on Earth, not only from its sheer volume, but also because it has remarkable qualities. A few of them, like buoyancy, are common to all liquids - but seawater is also the cradle of...Show More
Journey from the Source: River Severn

Journey from the Source: River Severn

Rivers

Rivers wield transformative power on the landscapes through which they flow. This video takes viewers through the upper, middle and lower courses of the longest river in the UK, introducing key terms such as drainage basin, tributary, erosion,...Show More
River Landforms of the Middle Course

River Landforms of the Middle Course

Rivers

The calm appearance of a river in the middle course hides the fluvial processes at work under the surface. This video explains how landforms such as meanders and billabongs, or oxbow lakes, are created through erosion and deposition and shows...Show More
River Landforms of the Lower Course

River Landforms of the Lower Course

Rivers

As a river comes to end of its journey in the lower course, distinctive fluvial landforms emerge. This video explains how floodplains, levees and estuaries are created through deposition and shows viewers the transformative impact of changing...Show More
River Landforms of the Upper Course

River Landforms of the Upper Course

Rivers

The upper course of a river contains impressive landforms created from thousands of years of vertical erosion. This video explains how landforms such as waterfalls, gorges and interlocking spurs are created through the fluvial process of erosion,...Show More
Fluvial Processes

Fluvial Processes

Rivers

As rivers journey from source to sea, they shape the landscape through a variety of fluvial processes. This video offers viewers in-depth explanations of erosion, transportation and deposition, covering the four types of erosion, the four types...Show More
Rocky Shores and Reefs

Rocky Shores and Reefs

Life in the Sea

This programme looks at how rocky shores and shoreline reefs are formed, explains the three zones of a coastline, and examines the fauna and flora that live on on the coastline.
Nuclear Power: Risks and Benefits

Nuclear Power: Risks and Benefits

Nuclear Energy

Nuclear energy generates massive amounts of electricity but also produces highly dangerous radioactive waste. This clip explains waste production in reactors, its treatment and containment and how technology continues to improve safety around...Show More
Nuclear Fission Reactors

Nuclear Fission Reactors

Nuclear Energy

Nuclear reactors contain radioactive fuel that undergoes fission, producing immense heat that drives turbines. Globally, about 10 per cent of electricity is generated this way. This clip details what happens inside a reactor, nuclear fuel and its...Show More
Nuclear Fission

Nuclear Fission

Nuclear Energy

Understanding how nuclear fission produces such vast quantities of energy starts with unimaginably tiny sub-atomic particles. This clip details how fission occurs in radioactive nuclei to release energy. It also explores why the amount of energy...Show More
Nuclear Fusion

Nuclear Fusion

Nuclear Energy

The energy produced by nuclear fusion powers stars like our own Sun. This clip examines nuclear fusion, including what occurs at the sub-atomic level and why the energy released by fusion is vastly greater than in nuclear fission. Einstein’s...Show More