How the Earth Was Made

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  • 2009
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.1  (620)

How the Earth Was Made is a docudrama television series that premiered on History Channel in 2007. The show portrayed the geological history of the Earth and the events that shaped the planet we know today. The show features narration by Edward Herrmann with contributions from geological experts Geoffrey Boulton and Gary Stevens.

Each episode of the show takes the viewer on a journey through time, starting from the formation of the Earth over 4.5 billion years ago. The series explores the geological forces that have shaped the planet, including volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, glaciations, and meteor impacts.

The first episode of the series, titled "San Andreas Fault," explores the geological history of California's San Andreas Fault. The episode delves into the science behind the fault and the events that have occurred along it, including the devastating earthquake that struck San Francisco in 1906.

The second episode, titled "The Deepest Place on Earth," takes viewers into the depths of the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the world's oceans. The episode explores the geological forces that created the trench and the unique creatures that live in its extreme environment.

Other episodes in the series focus on different geological features and events, including the formation of the Grand Canyon, the birth of Hawaii's volcanoes, and the Ice Age that transformed much of the planet's surface.

The show uses a combination of dramatic recreations, computer-generated imagery, and expert interviews to bring the geological history of the Earth to life. The series also includes scientific explanations and analyses from experts in the field, providing viewers with a deeper understanding of the geological forces that have shaped our planet.

Overall, How the Earth Was Made is an engaging and informative series that explores the geological history of the Earth in a compelling and accessible way. The combination of expert analysis and dramatic recreations make the show both entertaining and educational, providing viewers with a greater appreciation for the incredible forces that have shaped our world.

How the Earth Was Made is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (29 episodes). The series first aired on February 10, 2009.

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America's Gold
13. America's Gold
March 2, 2010
When it was created, the Earth included a tiny percentage of gold atoms; geologic processes have concentrated it into nooks around the globe.
America's Ice Age
12. America's Ice Age
February 16, 2010
Ices ages how they occur and their impact.
Earth's Deadliest Eruption
11. Earth's Deadliest Eruption
February 9, 2010
Earth's Deadliest volcanic Eruption.
Mt. St. Helens
10. Mt. St. Helens
February 2, 2010
How Mt. St. Helens was created and past and future eruptions.
Death Valley
9. Death Valley
January 26, 2010
The floor of Death Valley is crumbling.
8. Everest
January 19, 2010
Everest is the tallest and largest mountain on earth.
Ring of Fire
7. Ring of Fire
January 12, 2010
The volcanoes that make up the pacific ring of fire.
The Rockies
6. The Rockies
December 22, 2009
The formation of the Rockies.
5. Yosemite
December 22, 2009
How Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada mountain range were formed.
4. Sahara
December 15, 2009
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.
Birth of the Earth
3. Birth of the Earth
December 8, 2009
The planet's oldest rocks and meteorites
2. Vesuvius
December 1, 2009
Mount Vesuvius in Italy.
Grand Canyon
1. Grand Canyon
November 24, 2009
How the Grand Canyon formed.
Where to Watch How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made is available for streaming on the History website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch How the Earth Was Made on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Amazon, History Vault, Hoopla and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 10, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (620)