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

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 quiet, bucolic plain. As the camera takes the audience on a highwire tour through the peaks of the Rockies — in both Canada and the USA — bends and cracks reveal the growth pangs of the mountain building era. The pristine beauty of the Canadian Rockies gives way to the ghost towns and gold mines that pepper the mountains in Colorado — telltale clues of how the mountains in Canada were created differently from their cousins in the States.

  • 2007
  • 00:44:34
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
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