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How the Earth Was Made Season 2 Episodes

Season 2 Episode Guide

13 Episodes 2009 - 2010

Episode 1

Grand Canyon

Tue, Nov 24, 2009 60 mins

The formation of the Grand Canyon is explored.

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Episode 2

Vesuvius

Tue, Dec 1, 2009 60 mins

Examining Mount Vesuvius, near Naples, Italy, which was responsible for the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum in A.D. 79.

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Episode 3

Birth of the Earth

Tue, Dec 8, 2009 60 mins

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.

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Episode 4

Sahara

Tue, Dec 15, 2009 60 mins

The Sahara desert in northern Africa is the subject.

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Episode 5

Yosemite

Tue, Dec 22, 2009 60 mins

The formation of Yosemite Valley in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California is explored.

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Episode 6

The Rockies

Tue, Dec 22, 2009 60 mins

The formation of the Rockies is studied.

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Episode 7

Ring of Fire

Tue, Jan 12, 2010 60 mins

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.

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Episode 8

Everest

Tue, Jan 19, 2010 60 mins

The geology of Mount Everest and the Himalayas.

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Episode 9

Death Valley

Tue, Jan 26, 2010 60 mins

The origin of Death Valley and its ongoing geological changes are explored.

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Episode 10

Mt. St. Helens

Tue, Feb 2, 2010 60 mins

The creation of Mount St. Helens in Washington State is explored. Included: speculation about future eruptions similar to the deadly one in 1980.

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Episode 11

Earth's Deadliest Eruption

Tue, Feb 9, 2010 60 mins

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.

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Episode 12

America's Ice Age

Tue, Feb 16, 2010 60 mins

Ice ages in Earth's history are examined, including how they occur; their impact; and when they might occur again.

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Episode 13

America's Gold

Tue, Mar 2, 2010 60 mins

The formation and dispersion of gold in America is studied. Included: the Gold Rush in 1849; and recent mining in Nevada.

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