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

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 trade and a cradle of civilizations for centuries. On the final leg of the trek, witness the tectonic violence of the Dead Sea Rift — a seismic threat that hangs over the area like a curse.

  • 2010
  • 00:50:45
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
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Subjects
Plate tectonics -- Africa, Eastern [LCSH] Historical geology [LCSH] Great Rift Valley [LCSH] Geology [LCSH] Geology, Structural [LCSH] Science [LCSH] Earth sciences [LCSH] Geography [LCSH]
Team
David Suzuki (Narrator), Nick Eyles (Journalist), Kenton Vaughan (Director), Michael Allder (Producer), Gordon S. Henderson (Producer)
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