Season 24, Episode 10 Cracking the Ice Age
First Aired: December 31, 1996
Following scientists' efforts to determine what caused the dramatic shift in the planet's climate 40 million years ago. Included: how the creation of the Himalayas may have played a part in reducing the planet-warming greenhouse effect.
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- Premiered: March 3, 1974
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- Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)