Highlighting nature's most “Incredible Disasters.” Included: Kilauea in Hawaii, the world's most active volcano; the “Black Death” of the Middle Ages; 1992's Hurricane Andrew, the most destructive hurricane in history; the 1964 Good Friday earthquake in Alaska, the most damaging earthquake in U.S. history; and the 1970 avalanche in Yungay, Peru, which entombed the town.
A look at “Extraordinary Nations and Places” includes the world's tallest waterfall, the longest river's source, the smallest country, the coldest spot on Earth and the largest desert. Included: Mount Everest and the Marianas Trench.
“Astounding Structures” examines fascinating and unusual edifices. Included: the ancient underground cities of Cappadocia; the Petronas twin towers in Malaysia; the world's tallest building; a temple in India devoted to rats; a top-secret Congressional bomb shelter. Also: the construction of the longest underground aqueduct, which is in New York City.
Cast & Details
Premiered: April 1, 2001
Premise: A series reviewing remarkable people, places and historic events.