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Title: NOVA: Mystery of the Megaflood
Url: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/megaflood/
Publisher: Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
WGBH Educational Foundation
Description: More than 75 years ago, Professor J. Harlan Bretz of the University of Chicago began to explore the dusty scablands of eastern Washington in an attempt to learn more about this rather unique area and also to determine how this land was transformed over time. Bretz soon came to the conclusion that the scablands were not the result of slow geological weathering, but rather the result of a massive flood that moved across the region. The response from the geological community was one of incredulity, and it took many decades before his provocative thesis was widely accepted. This site, created by the NOVA program on PBS, provides a number of complementary online materials for those who are curious to learn more about the subject. On the site, visitors can read an interview with scabland expert Vic Baker of the University of Arizona on this fantastic region and also explore the scablands through an interactive feature.
LC Classification: Agriculture -- Forestry -- Conservation and protection -- Damage by elements -- Floods, forests and water supply
Auxiliary sciences of history -- Archaeology -- Philosophy. Theory -- Methodology -- Special types of sites, A-Z -- Historical. Historical archaeology
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Physical geography -- Hydrology. Water -- Ground and surface waters -- Rivers. Stream measurements -- Floods
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Earth science
Social studies
Social studies -- History
Date Issued: 2005
Resource Type: Instructional Material -- Interactive Simulation
Format: Document -- HTML
Video -- Quicktime
Language: English
Rights: Web site � 1996-2005
Access Rights: Free access
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