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One of the great strengths of the Natural Sciences Tripos is that it gives undergraduates a chance to try subjects that they might not have encountered before. Earth Sciences is one of these, with many school pupils having only a peripheral experience of the subject from their geography lessons. We decided to make a film showcasing many of the important themes of Earth Sciences, illustrating the scope and breadth of the subject and its relevance to fundamental problems in physics, chemistry and biology. The film is close to documentary in style, so the viewer comes away not only knowing something of how the Earth works, but also understanding the scientific process used to gain this knowledge. We hope we also manage to put across some of the excitement of doing research in Earth Sciences! The aim is that the film will be watched by all incoming NatSci freshers and, because we were careful not to concentrate too much on Cambridge, more generally by 6th formers who are thinking about what science subjects they might like to study at University.
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