Geologic Journey II

Geologic Journey II will change the way you look at the world. Follow Dr. Nick Eyles of the University of Toronto Scarborough around the globe to explore the geologic forces that shape our planet — and our lives.Geologic Journey II takes us to some of our planet's most dangerous and dynamic places, and helps explain how they got that way. From some of the highest mountaintops to the lowest salt plains, and from the center of violent volcanoes to the deep trenches beneath the ocean floor, Geologic Journey II travels with some of the world's most outstanding geologists as they decipher the mysteries of the earth's evolution. Combining stunning HD pictures and beautiful aerial photography, this series captures a world being torn apart by the very plates that connect it.

  • 2014
  • 9-12
Geologic Journey II: Along the African Rift
  • 2010
  • 00:50:45
  • 9-12

Geologic Journey II: Along the African Rift

The Nature of Things
This episode reveals how the Earth's crust is ripping apart as molten rock from deep within its recesses pushes upwards. For millions of years the East African Rift has been tearing the African plate in two. Discover Ethiopia's Afar Triangle where the Earth is fundamentally re-ordering its surface, and journey to Egypt's Nile valley which has been a corridor of ...

Added on: 06/14/2013

Geologic Journey II: Collision Zone: Asia
  • 2010
  • 00:50:17
  • 9-12

Geologic Journey II: Collision Zone: Asia

The Nature of Things
Welcome to the Collision Zone — the fiery unpredictability of Indonesia's volcanoes at one end, the massive Himalayas at the other and millions of years of tectonic tension in between. The collision zone of the old world is about to be the hub of the new. India, the Himalayas and the island arc of Indonesia will form the centre of ...

Added on: 06/14/2013

Geologic Journey II: Pacific Rim: Americas
  • 2010
  • 00:54:16
  • 9-12

Geologic Journey II: Pacific Rim: Americas

The Nature of Things
The glaciers of Alaska, the Canadian Rockies, the foothills of California, the Atacama Desert and the Andes of Chile. They're all part of the eastern Pacific Rim and characters in the ongoing tectonic story of our planet. It's a tale of the relentless subterranean forces that have convulsed our cities and overshadow our future. As Professor Nick Eyles of the ...

Added on: 06/14/2013

Geologic Journey II: Tectonic Europe
  • 2010
  • 01:02:25
  • 9-12

Geologic Journey II: Tectonic Europe

The Nature of Things
This episode traverses the Eurasian plate — from Iceland where new land is formed to the Alps where old land is destroyed. In between, we witness the twisted, gorgeous landscapes of the Earth's surface under pressure, places where scientists first came up with the very study of geology itself. Trek with University of Toronto Scarborough geology professor Nick Eyles and ...

Added on: 06/14/2013

Geologic Journey II: Western Pacific Rim
  • 2010
  • 00:51:55
  • 9-12

Geologic Journey II: Western Pacific Rim

The Nature of Things
The Pacific Rim is home to half the world's active volcanoes and 90 per cent of its earthquakes, yet nearly 800 million people live at its violent edge. This episode focuses on the Asia-Pacific side of the Pacific Ring of Fire, a living testament to the beauty and danger that geologic forces can deliver. Our journey begins in New Zealand ...

Added on: 06/14/2013