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Volcanoes [electronic resource]

The Fierce Earth special team take on one of the most feared forces on the planet - the Volcano. Dougal explores the secret lava tubes of Etna and climbs Stromboli for a face-to-face encounter with an erupting volcano. Meanwhile, Leo finds evidence of a volcano where you'd least expect it.
Online
2013
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Flooding [electronic resource]

The Fierce Earth team investigates what happens when water becomes our enemy. Mike heads to Southampton to learn all about the most important flood rescue vehicle - the hovercraft; Clare goes to Boscastle to meet the survivors of the UK worst ever flash flood; Zoe and Leo find out all what it's like to be trapped in a car during a flash flood; and Leo takes on the power of fast flowing water. Meanwhile, Mike travels to Holland to learn all about how the Dutch engineers are taking on the threat of flooding--and winning.
Online
2013
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World's Hottest [electronic resource]

In this Fierce Earth special, Clare and Leo head to Death Valley in California which is officially the hottest place in the entire world, with record-breaking temperatures of a sizzling 57 degrees centigrade. The pair endure a special test to work out what color clothing is the best to wear in heat; Clare finds out what it's like to go to school in the world's hottest place; Leo becomes one of the first people in the world to climb the hidden canyons. Later, in the intense heat, Leo completes a section of the Badwater Ultramarathon, a race five times longer than the London marathon.
Online
2013
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Tsunami [electronic resource]

The Fierce Earth team investigate the terrifying giant waves of the tsunami. Zoe and Dougal travel to Japan to meet child survivors of the 2011 disaster and test ride the brand new tsunami escape pod. Meanwhile, Leo attempts a very unusual route to safety when all else fails.
Online
2013
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Tornadoes [electronic resource]

Tornadoes are rare, but there's nothing more frantic or explosive in nature. Today, the team investigates where that awesome power comes from and what happens when it's unleashed, meeting a nine year old boy in Alabama who was picked up and thrown by a tornado, plus a UK man who survived the worst one ever to hit this country. Leo puts tornado proof materials to the test in a high velocity lab experiment.
Online
2013
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Thunderstorms [electronic resource]

At any one time, it is estimated that 2,000 thunderstorms are happening across the world. The team investigates what makes the thundercloud so feared and Leo faces some giant hailstones. Leo and Mike enroll as pylon workers in Florida to find out how the men who do it avoid killer lightning strikes, and we meet the UK boy who cheated death when he was struck by lightning.
Online
2013
7.

Hurricanes [electronic resource]

The Fierce Earth team encounter the most feared event in weather; the hurricane. Florida based Stormchaser Mike takes us on a wild ride into the eye of the storm; we meet three childhood friends, who had their lives turned upside down when Hurricane Ike struck their homes in Texas; Leo is challenged to take hurricane force winds head on and Zoe learns how we're designing buildings to cope with their awesome force.
Online
2013
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Earthquakes [electronic resource]

The Fierce Earth team explore the phenomenon of the earthquake. Clare and Mike train with one of the top international rescue teams; Leo takes on a dangerous cliff climb with a very special partner; and Dougal and Zoe are in Tokyo to find out how people stay safe in the most earthquake prone city on the planet.
Online
2013
9.

Wildfires [electronic resource]

The Fierce Earth team investigates wildfires and discover how they rage all over the world, leaving a trail of devastation and destruction. We travel to Colorado and meet one of the youngest female fire fighters in the US, who has been on the front line and tackled wildfires head on after her house and part of her neighborhood was burnt down. Zoe experiences first-hand what it feels like to try and outrun a wildfire and Leo's challenged to see how long he can survive in raging heat of up to 800 degrees in a special fire chamber experiment.
Online
2013
10.

World's Coldest [electronic resource]

This Fierce Earth special takes viewers on a journey to one of the world's coldest and most hostile places on the planet - the Yukon Territory in Canada. The team meets people who call this frozen place their home and finds out which animals are perfectly adapted to life in a sub-zero climate. They also get first-hand experience of surviving its freezing and life threatening temperatures and Leo attempts to climb a huge wall of sheer ice.
Online
2013
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Deserts [electronic resource]

Featuring footage from the BBC and other natural history archives, the Fierce Earth series showcases the power of nature's fury. This episode focuses on the harsh desert environment. Viewers learn about desertification, sandstorms, desert inhabitants, mirages and quicksand.
Online
2015; 2014
12.

Blizzards [electronic resource]

Featuring footage from the BBC and other natural history archives, the Fierce Earth series showcases the power of nature's fury. This episode chronicles the 2013 Boston Blizzard, demonstrates wind chill, and recounts a teen's Colorado mountain blizzard survival.
Online
2015; 2014
13.

Waves and Tides [electronic resource]

Featuring footage from the BBC and other natural history archives, the Fierce Earth series showcases the power of nature's fury. This episode focuses on the ocean and coastline. Viewers learn about ocean waves, tides and rip currents.
Online
2015; 2014
14.

Driest [electronic resource]

Featuring footage from the BBC and other natural history archives, the Fierce Earth series showcases the power of nature's fury. This episode focuses on the extremely dry climate in Chile's Atacama Desert. Viewers learn what geographical features created the desert, how residents live in the extreme climate, and why it's an excellent location for telescopes.
Online
2015; 2014
15.
Ice

Ice [electronic resource]

Featuring footage from the BBC and other natural history archives, the Fierce Earth series showcases the power of nature's fury. This episode focuses on the dangerous qualities of ice. Leo Houlding explores the properties of ice while bobsledding, Mike Theiss witnesses the power of ice storms, and Clare Nasir and Dougal Jerram explain how glaciers form.
Online
2015; 2014
16.

Wettest [electronic resource]

Featuring footage from the BBC and other natural history archives, the Fierce Earth series showcases the power of nature's fury. This episode focuses on monsoon season. The team follows the path of the monsoon across India until they reach a village thought to be the wettest place in the world; Leah Gooding explores how locals handle the rain. Dougal Jerram traverses a waterfall and explores the cave system created by torrential rains.
Online
2015; 2014
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Avalanches [electronic resource]

Featuring footage from the BBC and other natural history archives, the Fierce Earth series showcases the power of nature's fury. This episode focuses on avalanches. Viewers learn about avalanche indicators, survival, and prevention.
Online
2015; 2014
18.

Landslides [electronic resource]

Featuring footage from the BBC and other natural history archives, the Fierce Earth series showcases the power of nature's fury. This episode focuses on landslides. Viewers learn about the types of slides, what causes slides, and sinkholes.
Online
2015; 2014
19.

Boiling Earth [electronic resource]

Featuring footage from the BBC and other natural history archives, the Fierce Earth series showcases the power of nature's fury. This episode focuses on the Earth's interior. Viewers learn about plate tectonics, geysers and geothermal power.
Online
2015; 2014
20.

Typhoons [electronic resource]

Featuring footage from the BBC and other natural history archives, the Fierce Earth series showcases the power of nature's fury. This episode focuses on typhoons. Viewers learn about typhoon alley, weather prediction and storm rating systems.
Online
2015; 2014