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San Andreas Fault [electronic resource]

This program takes a trip along the most infamous fault line in America and examines the geology that gives it its immense destructive power.
Online
2009
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Krakatoa [electronic resource]

This program tells the story of the Indonesian volcano Krakatoa, from its birth approximately 2 million years ago to 1883 - the year it erupted so violently that it blew itself out of existence.
Online
2009
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Loch Ness [electronic resource]

This program traces the extraordinary story of Loch Ness, from the 3 billion-year-old bedrock of Northern Scotland, to the giant glaciers that carved out the loch, to the possibility that Nessie, if it exists, is a descendent of North American dinosaurs.
Online
2009
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New York [electronic resource]

In this program, viewers will learn how New Jersey and North Africa were once neighbors, how the rocks New York is built upon are the remains of prehistoric mountains once as tall as the Himalayas, and how Long Island is covered in rubble that accumulated as Ice Age ice sheets retreated 10,000 years ago.
Online
2009
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Driest Place on Earth [electronic resource]

This program investigates the riddle of the 150 million-year-old Atacama Desert - a place of no rain where some of the boulders have lain, unshifted by humans or any force of nature, for more than 23 million years.
Online
2009
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Great Lakes [electronic resource]

In this program, geologists delve deep into an underground salt mine, investigate a fossilized coral reef, climb an Alpine glacier, and dive to the bottom of Lake Superior - all to understand the evolution of the Great Lakes.
Online
2009
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Yellowstone [electronic resource]

Yellowstone National Park houses one of the most dangerous geological features on Earth: a hidden super-volcano. This program examines the volcano's migration hundreds of miles to its present location - a journey of 16.5 million years - and speculates on when that sleeping giant may erupt.
Online
2009
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Tsunami [electronic resource]

The Sumatra-Andaman earthquake of 2004 is estimated to have released the energy of 23,000 atomic bombs, inundating coastal communities with tsunami waves up to 100 feet high. This program explains the undersea geologic forces that create tsunamis - and considers the possible consequences if a landslide-generated mega-tsunami were to strike the East Coast.
Online
2009
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Asteroids [electronic resource]

This program investigates the effects of meteors, asteroids, and meteorites on the planet - a detective story involving vast mineral riches, mass death from above, and clues to the formation of life on Earth.
Online
2009
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Iceland [electronic resource]

Sitting near the top of the world, volcanic Iceland is capable of causing climatic chaos and devastation across the entire globe. This program takes a close look at the powerful forces that are ripping Iceland apart and igniting its fiery volcanoes.
Online
2009
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Hawaii [electronic resource]

This program seeks to understand the beautiful yet violent Hawaiian Islands - a region of explosive volcanoes, vast landslides, mega-tsunamis, and strange forces emerging from the core of the planet.
Online
2009
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The Alps [electronic resource]

Spanning seven countries, the Alps are the jagged backbone of Europe. How did marine fossils get there, 7,000 feet above sea level? This program attempts to fathom out how the Alps evolved.
Online
2009
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Grand Canyon [electronic resource]

Immense tectonic forces. Millions of years of erosion. This program explains how the Grand Canyon - nearly 300 miles long, up to 18 miles wide, and more than a mile deep - came to be.
Online
2009
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Vesuvius [electronic resource]

Mt. Vesuvius - regarded as one of Earth's most dangerous volcanoes - is the most densely populated volcanic region in the world. This program explores the history of Vesuvius and the effects a new eruption could have on nearby Naples.
Online
2009
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Birth of the Earth [electronic resource]

This program investigates the most fundamental geological mystery of all: the first billion years of Earth's existence. Experts illustrate how the planet first formed from the dust of the solar system, molten rock solidified to become land, oceans filled with water, and life first arrived on the planet.
Online
2009
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Sahara [electronic resource]

The Sahara was once covered by ice and supported abundant plant life and crops. What happened to turn that region - an area practically the size of Europe - into the world's largest hot desert? This program looks for answers.
Online
2009
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Yosemite [electronic resource]

The Sierra Nevada contains one of the most awe-inspiring geological features on the planet: Yosemite Valley. Yet how this extraordinary valley formed has been the subject of controversy for more than a century. Was it carved by gigantic glaciers or created by a cataclysmic rifting of Earth's crust? This program investigates.
Online
2009
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The Rockies [electronic resource]

This program describes the tectonic forces behind the creation of the Rocky Mountains and offers evidence that the ancient mountains - still young, in geological terms - are still growing.
Online
2009
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Ring of Fire [electronic resource]

The single longest linear feature in the world, the Ring of Fire encircles almost the entire Pacific Basin. This program investigates how slow but immensely powerful forces of geology in that region shaped - and continue to shape - Planet Earth.
Online
2010
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Death Valley [electronic resource]

Hidden in the sediments of the walls of Death Valley is evidence of the coldest period on Earth - an ironic finding in one of the hottest places in the world. This program travels to Death Valley to scrutinize its geologic past and to shed light on why today the valley's floor is in the process of collapsing.
Online
2010