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The romance of the soil

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 47

Scope and Contents

An in-depth presentation of the physical and chemical properties of soil and man's dependence on it is made by Richard H. Pough, chairman of the AMNH Department of Conservation and Plant Ecology. One segment of the program shows plant growth through time-lapse photography, with unusual views of underground roots drinking up water from the surrounding earth. This film was made by Irving Milgate and co-produced by the National Film Board of Canada and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The inter dependence of man and soil is illustrated through scientific explanations and discussions of "dust bowls," soil erosion, and farming.

Dates

  • 1953

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Extent

1 Film Reel (30 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm.

1 Videocassette (U-Matic (30 minutes)) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy

Other Finding Aids

Finding aid: script.

General

Original format: 16mm kinescope.

General

Originally aired Nov. 8, 1953 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1138143

General

Charles Collingwood, host; Allen Reisner, director; Perry Wolff, producer; Shelby Gordon and Ernest Leiser, writers; Leon Rice, editorial supervisor; Jac Venza, production design; Bernard Birnbaum, supervisor of film.

Title
The romance of the soil, 1953
Author
Iris Lee
Date
2018
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

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