On June 6, 1912, the Katmai region of Alaska experienced a volcanic eruption so devastating that falling ash blacked out the sun for three days 100 miles away. The magnitude of the deadly blast was four times greater than Mount Pinatubo and 100 times more powerful than Mount St. Helens. Yet, in an amazing display of nature's capacity for renewal, life in the surrounding area not only continues but flourishes.
Visit Katmai National Park which today contains the highest density of brown bears in the world. Observe extraordinary salmon runs and thriving grasses amidst a breathtaking landscape. Discover the story of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in human history and see how a barren wasteland of ash and lava can once again find life in Alaska's Deadly Volcano.
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How our DVDs and DVD-Rs Differ
Customers who purchase programs in the NG DVD Exclusives Library will receive a non-interactive, play only disc. There is no chaptering information on these DVDs, but there are chapter marks approximately every five minutes, which make it easy to fast forward through a program. The DVD-R format provides the digital video and audio quality you expect from all of our DVDs.
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