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Athabasca River, Alberta [videorecording] /
produced by Good Earth Productions with the participation of Discovery Channel (Canada).
imprint
Toronto, ON : Good Earth Productions ; Port Credit, ON : distributed by McNabb & Connolly, c2001.
description
1 videocassette (23 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. (VHS)
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imprint
Toronto, ON : Good Earth Productions ; Port Credit, ON : distributed by McNabb & Connolly, c2001.
credits note
Written/directed by Deborah Burgess ; executive producers: Mitchell Azaria, Ihor Macijiwsky ; producer, Deborah Burgess.
general note
"Created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Cable Industry."
"Great Canadian rivers series takes viewers on a journey to our greatest rivers; exploring their connection to our culture, history, and identity. These rivers offer a window into the vast and spectacular diversity of the Canadian landscape. Explore the remarkable range of landscapes and regions of both wildernes and working rivers." -- back of videocase.
performer
Narrated by Tom Jackson.
abstract
"The Athabasca is the longest and largest river in Alberta, and one of few in Western North America unaltered by human impoundment. The River begins and ends at two of the most spectacular and significant natural features in the world. It rises in the Columbia Icefield, the hydrological apex of North America, and finally empties into Lake Athabasca and the 4100 square kilometre Peace-Athabasca Delta, one of the largest inland freshwater deltas in the world. The river was once a major shipping artery for goods into Canada's north and west, and the small town of Athabasca Landing commemorates that energetic time. It travels through the massive oil sands north of Fort McMurray, and passes an area of migrating sand dunes that may be the largest and most northerly dune complexes in North America." -- video case.
catalogue key
4541089
target audience
Junior High to adult.

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