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PUBLIC RELEASE DATE:
19-Feb-2013

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Contact: Christopher Keane
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American Geosciences Institute
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AGI releases 'Faces of Earth' series in HD on YouTube

Alexandria, VA - The American Geosciences Institute is pleased to announce that it has released its award-winning Faces of Earth series on YouTube in full High Definition. "As part of our mission to promote awareness of the geosciences, AGI is moving aggressively into the areas where the general public is, especially students. We hope this will also enable wider use of these assets in both university and K-12 classrooms around the world," says AGI Executive Director, Dr. P. Patrick Leahy.

Delve into the Faces of Earth and rediscover the wonders behind our dynamic planet. From the resounding cacophony that bore Earth 4.6 billion years ago, to the steady and resolute changes that affect our surroundings even today, the Faces of Earth series explores the vibrant, forceful, and ever-changing facets of planet Earth.

Conveniently packaged into four informative and energetic videos, the Faces of Earth series seamlessly flows from an exciting introduction to the geosciences, to a deeper understanding of what fuels our planet for a more advanced audience. Experience spectacular imagery, exclusive interviews, and captivating commentary from distinguished geoscientists as you explore this compelling collection of videos.

Building the Planet, episode one in the four-part series, travels back in time and strips away the layers of Earth to witness the explosion that formed the planet. Earthquakes rumble, volcanoes explode, and lands transform as we explore the science behind plate tectonics in Shaping the Planet, the second episode in the series. In Assembling America, the third installment in the Faces of Earth series, viewers travel with geoscientists and explore how time and the forces of nature have shaped the continent and influence the United States even today. Finally, discover the delicate balance between Earth and its inhabitants in the fourth and final video, A Human World. In this video, viewers learn how Earth has shaped human evolution, and how humans, in turn, are now shaping the evolution of Earth through geologic, climatic and other changes.

Use these dynamic videos as an engaging learning tool for students of all ages! Whether it's for an exciting introduction or an in-depth look at a particular topic, the Faces of Earth series is a fascinating and powerful way to engage audiences about the importance of geoscience throughout society.

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The American Geosciences Institute is a nonprofit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 250,000 geologists, geophysicists and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment.



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