Buried Alive

DVD - 2015
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Sinkholes have swallowed highways, apartment buildings, horses, camels, and even golfers with monster-size holes cracking the earth from Siberia to Louisiana. Filled with compelling eyewitness video of dramatic collapses, and following scientists as they explore the underlying forces behind these natural disasters, Nova travels the globe to investigate what it's like to have your world vanish beneath your feet.
Publisher: [United States] :, PBS Distribution,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781627892421
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Alternative Title: Nova (Television program)


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Sep 29, 2015

This is a documentary about the sinkholes originally produced as an episode of the television series: "Nova."
Some people were indeed buried alive in the sinkholes.
The formation of sinkholes involves natural processes of erosion or gradual removal of slightly soluble bedrock such as limestone by percolating water, the collapse of a cave roof, or a lowering of the water table.
Sinkholes also form from human activity, such as the collapse of abandoned mines and salt cavern storage in salt domes in places like Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
More commonly, sinkholes occur in urban areas due to water main breaks or sewer collapses when old pipes give way.
They can also occur from the overpumping and extraction of groundwater and subsurface fluids.
It is a gripping, shocking and eye-opening documentary you should view at least once.

Apr 29, 2015

Informative if you want to move to Florida. After seeing this I would not want to buy a house there.


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