Voyage of the Continents

This extraordinary series tells the story of the genesis of Earth's continents. It's the story of a grand waltz of plate tectonics, the perpetual evolution of Earth’s crust. Continents assemble and separate, fueling volcanoes and earthquakes, building mountains and tearing valleys. We see the Earth, a billion years in the making, through the investigative eyes of geologists and other scientists.

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Overview

This extraordinary series tells the story of the genesis of Earth's continents. It's the story of a grand waltz of plate tectonics, the perpetual evolution of Earth’s crust. Continents assemble and separate, fueling volcanoes and earthquakes, building mountains and tearing valleys. We see the Earth, a billion years in the making, through the investigative eyes of geologists and other scientists.

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Oceania: The Tectonic Ring of Fire

01: Oceania: The Tectonic Ring of Fire

Australia is now a solid and stable continent surrounded by more volatile neighbors. Pacific and Australian tectonic plates clash across the South Pacific causing intense geological and volcanic activity. Follow scientists as they travel back in time through deserts, rock and fossils.

51 min
Asia: The Tectonics of Life and Death

02: Asia: The Tectonics of Life and Death

First Asia hurtled into Europe. They remain bound together by the Urals. Then, India ended its race across the ocean by crashing violently into the Asian continent. That shock gave birth to the highest mountain range in the world, the Himalayas. But it also released dangerous gases believed to have caused dinosaur extinction...

51 min
Asia: Rising Mountains and Sinking Countries

03: Asia: Rising Mountains and Sinking Countries

As the Indo-Asian collision continued its thrust into the rest of Asia, shock effects were felt thousands of kilometers away in the continent’s interior. The deforming pressure towards the East created Indochina, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Japan. How else could the remains of primitive Asians have been found in Java?

51 min
Europe: Tropical Beginnings

04: Europe: Tropical Beginnings

One billion years ago there was just one great continent on earth. For eons, it went from the South Pole to the Tropics, and back again. Then, it began to break apart and Europe drifted away. Believe it or not, tectonic collisions, tropical vegetation, inland seas and hot lagoons are what temperate contemporary Europe is made of.

51 min
Europe: A Turbulent Future

05: Europe: A Turbulent Future

Over time, the Atlantic Ocean widened. Then Africa moved north, struck Europe and birthed the Alps. Erosion, volcanic activity, and ice ages fashioned an extraordinarily rich and varied continent, ready for the arrival of human beings. The Anthropocene era begins.

51 min