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A series examining geological features and phenomena, and the processes that formed their creation.
Season 2, Episode 13
March 2, 2010
The formation and dispersion of gold in America is studied. Included: the Gold Rush in 1849; and recent mining in Nevada.
Season 2, Episode 12
February 16, 2010
Ice ages in Earth's history are examined, including how they occur; their impact; and when they might occur again.
Season 2, Episode 11
February 9, 2010
The Siberian Traps, the result of a volcanic eruption 250 million years ago, are explored. Included: the theory that the aftermath of the eruption led to a massive extinction of life on Earth.
Season 2, Episode 10
February 2, 2010
The creation of Mount St. Helens in Washington State is explored. Included: speculation about future eruptions similar to the deadly one in 1980.
Season 2, Episode 9
January 26, 2010
The origin of Death Valley and its ongoing geological changes are explored.
Season 2, Episode 8
January 19, 2010
The geology of Mount Everest and the Himalayas.
Season 2, Episode 7
January 12, 2010
The Ring of Fire, a circle of volcanoes around the Pacific, is examined. The ring, shaped like a horseshoe, goes around New Zealand, to the Aleutians and through South America.
Season 2, Episode 6
December 22, 2009
The formation of the Rockies is studied.
Season 2, Episode 5
The formation of Yosemite Valley in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California is explored.
Season 2, Episode 4
December 15, 2009
The Sahara desert in northern Africa is the subject.
Season 2, Episode 3
December 8, 2009
The creation of the Earth is explored. Included: a study of the planet's oldest rocks and meteorites to see what they reveal about the birth of the Earth and its continued existence after it was first formed.
Season 2, Episode 2
December 1, 2009
Examining Mount Vesuvius, near Naples, Italy, which was responsible for the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum in A.D. 79.
Season 2, Episode 1
November 24, 2009
The formation of the Grand Canyon is explored.
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