Item 2005.002.01.052 - Search for Adventure - 4,000 meters deep

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Search for Adventure - 4,000 meters deep

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  • Variations in title: Search for adventure, 4,000 meters deep, episode #32

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  • 1992 (Creation)
    Ventura California

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I videocassette (47 min.): VHS; col., sd.

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A documentary about underwater exploration 4000 meters below sea level, where the Alvin submersible and a team of scientists explore hydrothermal vent ecology and collect samples of deep sea life and molten lava rocks. This recording is as much about the scientific exploration of hydrothermal vents and surrounding ecology as it is about the Alvin submersible and its technological capabilities. Hydrothermal vents are one of the greatest discoveries of the twentieth century and are theorized to be the originators of life on earth.

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Donated to the Ryerson University Library by Dr. Joe MacInnis.


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Viewing access within Ryerson University Library or by permission.

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Produced by Ventura California, Thomas Horton and Associates

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Episode #32 of the series Search for Adventure

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Writer, Holly Mitchem; director, Ann Horton Marino; cameraman, Thomas F. Horton Jr. Narrator, Sam Chew

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