Watch How the Earth Was Made

The television series entitled How the Earth Was Made is a documentary series which focuses on discovering the Earths geological history from the time of its creation and the different stages and ages of progression. The series covered two seasons with thirteen episodes per season with each episode running for forty five minutes. Each episode brings out a new discovery about the history of the biology and geology of the Earth. Discoveries span from the formation of the Earths crust and the atmosphere, the origins and events that led to the formation of land, water, animals such as the dinosaurs and the different periods that characterize each.

Season one begins with a focus on the San Andreas Fault located in California. Reason being that at the time, signals from the fault indicate the possibility of a major earthquake. The series proceeds with explorations at the Challenger Deep. The Krakato volcano located in Indonesia and a study of the previous eruptions and possible predictions for future eruptions. It proceeds to discoveries about the history of the geology of Scotland especially the mysteries behind the formation of Loch Ness; New York and the effects of Ice Age glaciers on shaping the land mass. The Atacama Desert which is the driest place on earth, followed by a study of the Great Lakes in America with a focus on analyses of coral reefs, salt mines to trace the origin of the lakes.

Season one continues with different discoveries on the events that led to the formation of features such as; the Yellowstone National park, the creation of tsunamis, asteroids and the Earths formation, the history of the geology of Iceland, the Hawaiian chain of mountains as well as the Alps chain of mountains in Europe.

Season two also follows the same pattern as season one with discoveries on the history as well as events that led to the formation of certain geological features on the earths surface. It proceeds with discoveries on the origin of the Grand Canyon located in Arizona, Mt Vesuvius and related eruptions, history of the earths formation, the Sahara desert, Yosemite Valley, the Rocky Mountains, the Pacific Ring of fire, Mount Everest, Death Valley and ice age era in America.

Tuesday 9:00 PM et/pt on History
1 Season, 26 Episodes
February 10, 2009
Reality, Documentary & Biography, History, Science & Technology
8.1/10
Cast: Edward Herrmann, Geoffrey Boulton, Gary Stevens, Dan Durda
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How the Earth Was Made Full Episode Guide

  • When it was created, the Earth included a tiny percentage of gold atoms; geologic processes have concentrated it into nooks around the globe.

  • Ices ages how they occur and their impact.

  • Earth's Deadliest volcanic Eruption.

  • How Mt. St. Helens was created and past and future eruptions.

  • The floor of Death Valley is crumbling.

  • Everest is the tallest and largest mountain on earth.

  • The volcanoes that make up the pacific ring of fire.

  • The formation of the Rockies.

  • How Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada mountain range were formed.

  • Astonishing geological discoveries reveal the Sahara desert had a dramatically different past that altered the course of human history and culminated in the biggest climate change event of the past 10,000 years.

  • The planet's oldest rocks and meteorites

  • Mount Vesuvius in Italy.

  • How the Grand Canyon formed.

  • It is the largest and most fearsome volcanic island on the planet. We'll scour the island for clues, to address the mystery of what powerful forces are ripping Iceland apart and lighting its fiery volcanoes.

  • The Hawaiian Islands are the most remote island chain on the planet. Emerging in the center of the Pacific, their origins have remained a puzzle for generations.

  • The jagged backbone of Europe, spanning seven countries and providing essential water to millions, the Alps is Europe's most important geographic landmark.

  • Asteroids might provide clues about the formation of early Earth; detective work uncovers that a big nickel deposit in Canada, vast oil reserves in the Gulf of Mexico and a gold mine in South Africa all resulted from asteroid impacts.

  • Tsunamis are one of the most terrifying forces of nature, destroying all in their path. The December 26th Tsunami is estimated to have released the energy of 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs. What are the enormous forces that generate these catastrophic waves deep on the ocean floor? With 50% of the world's population living within a mile of the sea, this episode looks at what could happen in the future. East coast cities from New York to Miami face the threat of a truly colossal wave that could be generated by the collapse of an active volcano off the coast of Africa.

  • In trying to uncover the processes behind Yellowstone's main attractions like Old Faithful, geologists came to...

  • The Great Lakes of North America are the largest expanse of fresh water on the planet. Searching for clues of...

  • A look at the driest place on earth, Atacama Desert in South America which is fifty times as dry as the second most driest, Death Valley in California. Also included is a study of the bacteria which exists in the desert.

  • It is one of the most man-made spaces on the planet, but everything in New York from the height of the...

  • Home to the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, this lake holds more water than any other lake in Britain. It's...

  • On August 27th, 1883 a series of blasts on the island of Krakatoa culminated in a colossal explosion that blew...

  • The Marianas Trench is the deepest place on earth, deeper than Mt. Everest is high. The trench is where the...

  • The San Andreas Fault runs roughly 800 miles through some of the most valuable real estate in the world. The...

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