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 II — Pacific Rim: Americas (Part 4 of 5)

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 ...
  • 2010
  • 00:54:16
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Geologic Journey II — Tectonic Europe (Part 1 of 5)

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 ...
  • 2010
  • 01:02:25
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Geologic Journey II — Western Pacific Rim (Part 3 of 5)

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 ...
  • 2010
  • 00:51:55
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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: 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

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 Gone Sideways: Serendipity in Science

When most of us hear “scientific research,” it conjures the image of serious men and women in meticulous labs using carefully prescribed methods to achieve rather predictable outcomes. We have an expectation that science is calculated and controlled. Yet some of the most influential scientific discoveries have been made entirely by accident. Combining dramatic re-creation with cheeky animation and cleverly ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:06
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Do or Die Gory End

On this episode of Do or Die, try to survive being trampled in Pamplona during the "Running of the Bulls". Battle to stay alive when swift, freezing water washes you down the Los Angeles river system. And strive to find safety as a massive 8.0 earthquake shakes an office building down around you. If you found yourself in these Do or ...
  • 2013
  • 00:21:59
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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