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How the Earth Was Made (2007)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary  -  16 December 2007 (USA)
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A brief account of the Earth's geological progression, from its creation 4.6 billion years ago to scientists' predictions of its demise more than 2.5 billion years in the future.

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A Documentary about on how the true age of our Planet Earth originated and through computer graphics, what the Earth looked like during its lifetime, and through the information of expert geologists and astronomers. This Documentary will take you through Earth's life when it was a world of lava, water, plants animals, and catastrophes it had witnessed. It will also take to to its super continents Rodinia and Pangea, and how life flourished and died, and it will even take you through Earth's future through geologists' predictions. Written by John Wiggins

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Glorious
19 November 2010 | by (Portland, Oregon, United States) – See all my reviews

Whether its the pilot from 2007 or an individual episode of the 2009 series, I love love love the History Channel's How the Earth Was Made. These documentaries take the 4.5 billion year history of the Earth and turn it into a glorious tribute to the natural forces of the universe, giving the viewer a sense of wonder and awe. It's impossible to multi-task while watching the show -- put your laptop or smart phone away and drink in those visuals while the wonders of science get explained in an easy-to-understand way. Earth science has often been beyond my grasp because of boring presentation; How the Earth Was Made takes that information and presents it in a way that is absolutely accessible and wondrous. In addition to the feast of visuals and information these documentaries provide, the information sticks with you, making hiking/walking through natural landscapes an even more awe-inspiring experience. The show also presents the stories of the various scientists, professional and amateur, who have helped us understand historical geology, including plate tectonics. Great stuff!


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