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National Geographic Documentaries When Continents Collide

Three million years ago, the rise of the Panamanian land bridge connected the American continents and unleashed an astonishing animal encounter. The emergence of the narrow, 400-mile-long Isthmus of Panama is one of the most important events in Earth’s history – and one of the least understood. In this show, we reveal the story of how the area comprising the ...
  • 2010
  • 00:45:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/29/2017

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The Nature of Things Geologic Journey: Atlantic Coast (Part 5 of 5)

This episode of the Geologic Journey series sweeps us eastward — and backward: east to the Atlantic coast, and hundreds of millions of years back in time, to tell the story in three dramatic chapters of how tectonic upheaval pummelled and pounded eastern North America, until the shape we recognize today finally emerged. Along the way, viewers are invited to ...
  • 2007
  • 00:44:40
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/08/2013

The Nature of Things Geologic Journey II — Along the African Rift (Part 2 of 5)

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 ...
  • 2010
  • 00:50:45
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Geologic Journey II — Collision Zone: Asia (Part 5 of 5)

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 ...
  • 2010
  • 00:50:17
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Geologic Journey: Rockies (Part 2 of 5)

This episode of the Geologic Journey series tells the story of the immense spine of stone that runs from the Canadian North down to the Southern United States. The story begins on the quiet Pacific shoreline of Vancouver Island, where geologists search for clues of massive tectonic shifts that reverberated through the continent, forcing the mountains up out of a ...
  • 2007
  • 00:44:34
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Geologic Journey: Great Lakes (Part 1 of 5)

This episode of the Geologic Journey series tells the story of the dramatic changes in the geology and landscape of the vast central area of North America that only in very recent geologic history takes the form of five great interconnected freshwater lakes. We find the roots of a long vanished mountain range that once rivalled the Himalayas, explore the ...
  • 2007
  • 00:44:40
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013