A 'do-it-yourself' river is used by Dr. Harbaugh to answer such questions as 'why do rivers meander?' 'does water always follow the route of least resistance?' and 'is it safe to build a house on a river bank?' His laboratory river is only eight feet long, but it behaves in the same manner as the great Mississippi, Amazon, or Danube. With his miniature river, Dr. Harbaugh demonstrates the old art of 'river stealing', which was a crime every bit as serious as horse stealing in the days of Mark Twain.
KQED, San Francisco; Dr. John W. Harbaugh; Gerald G. Marans; Stanley T. Donner; Stanford University; Herbert D. Seiter; Matt Lehmann; Ken Winslow
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Geography ; Geology ; Rivers.
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1 Film (0:29:03); 16mm
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IULMIA Film Database: 40000003095413; Other: GR00466118
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