Voyage of the Continents

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  • 2012
  • 2 Seasons

Voyage of the Continents is a scientific documentary about the history of the continents of the planet and how they move. The history of the planet Earth and the formation and movement of the continents has been accomplished by the tectonic action of volcanoes and earthquakes. This is shown with stunning visuals and scientific explanations of how these forces have worked to make the world what it is today. The focus of this documentary is how massive natural forces have formed the world as it is today through the explanation of these forces. It visually shows the movements of continents throughout the history of the planet.

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South America
5. South America
July 15, 2013
One glance at a map of South America says it all: Andes and Amazonian basin. Two huge geological characteristics that describe how the continent came into being. The Amazon was once under the sea. As the water drained away the Andes rose up, creating some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world.
Central America
4. Central America
July 15, 2013
Central America takes us back to when the world was young. A fragile line of islands linking North and South America, the islands of the Caribbean are recent apparitions on earth and may not be here to stay. The 2010 earthquake in Haiti dramatically illustrated that. This episode balances land and sea, bringing the viewer closer to how it all began.
North America
3. North America
July 15, 2013
North America's mountain chains and huge plateaus were formed by volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and the odd ice age. Here we travel from the Canadian Shield, across the Grand Canyon and to the Rockies to understand the extraordinary geological forces at play. We even look into the future, when part of California should be an island in the Pacific!
Africa Today
2. Africa Today
July 15, 2013
Volcanic activity and climate change define Africa's "modern" history. Modern in geological terms, of course! Recently - meaning 50 million years ago - the Arabian plate snapped off the African continent and joined Southeast Asia. The Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden were born.
The Origins of Africa
1. The Origins of Africa
July 15, 2013
Africa is Mother Earth. Gondwana, the first, single, landmass broke apart into today's continents, but its heart is Africa. Land of rifts, lakes and volcanoes, Africa's mineral deposits testify to its eons-old history.
Description

Voyage of the Continents is a scientific documentary about the history of the continents of the planet and how they move. The history of the planet Earth and the formation and movement of the continents has been accomplished by the tectonic action of volcanoes and earthquakes. This is shown with stunning visuals and scientific explanations of how these forces have worked to make the world what it is today.

The focus of this documentary is how massive natural forces have formed the world as it is today through the explanation of these forces. It visually shows the movements of continents throughout the history of the planet.

Voyage of the Continents is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on April 27, 2012.

Where to Watch Voyage of the Continents

Voyage of the Continents is available for streaming on the Pure Science website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Voyage of the Continents on demand at , Amazon Prime and Pluto TV.

  • Premiere Date
    April 27, 2012