Voyage of the Continents

Voyage of the Continents
Over the billions of years of Earth's history, our planet has never stopped changing. Massive tectonic forces have sculpted and re-sculpted our world. Tectonics has created life - and destroyed it as well. Huge volcanoes and devastating earthquakes continue to dominate human history. This is a story of high drama and intense beauty; the interaction of geology and life.
  • Watch Voyage of the Continents Season 1

    • Episode 5

      Europe: A Turbulent Future

      aired: Fri, May 25, 2012

      Tectonic forces continue to transform Europe. Iceland is cracking apart, releasing geysers of steam and mountains of ash. The Alps are still rising and the Mediterranean may be drying up. Look into the future of this most intriguing continent.

    • Episode 4

      Europe: Tropical Beginnings

      aired: Fri, May 18, 2012

      Born of three massive tectonic collisions, the continent of Europe has been transformed many times. In this episode, we discover ancient fossils, petrified forests, and go diamond hunting in the depths of the earth.

    • Episode 3

      Asia: Rising Mountains and Sinking Countries

      aired: Fri, May 11, 2012

      The Indian sub-continent is still pushing the Himalayas to ever-greater heights. Japan is in the grip of tectonic forces that shake its islands while Indonesia is ravaged by volcanoes. Take a look at the planet's most explosive continent.

    • Episode 2

      Asia: the Tectonics of Life and Death

      aired: Fri, May 4, 2012

      Remote Siberia is where Asia was born. It’s a cold and distant land that has seen billions of years of volcanic activity.

    • Episode 1

      Oceania: the Tectonic Ring of Fire

      aired: Fri, Apr 27, 2012

      The lands of the South Pacific are ancient and spectacular. Australia may be the most stable of landmasses but its neighbors are anything but.

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