Rise of the Continents

July 2018

3. The Americas

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Professor Iain Stewart uncovers clues hidden within the New York skyline, the anatomy of American alligators and inside Bolivian silver mines, to reconstruct how North and South America were created. We call these two continents the New World, and in a geological sense they are indeed new worlds, torn from the heart of an ...

June 28, 2016

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Two hundred million years ago the continent we know as Eurasia - "the vast swathe of land that extends from Europe in the West to Asia in the East" - didn't exist.

June 13, 2016

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Professor Iain Stewart uncovers the mysterious history of Australia, and shows how Australia's journey as a continent has affected everything from Aboriginal history to modern day mining, and even the evolution of Australia's bizarre wildlife, like the koala.

June 7, 2016

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In this first episode, geologist Prof Iain Stewart shows how the continent of Africa was formed from the wreckage of a long lost supercontinent. He discovers clues in its spectacular landmarks, mineral wealth and iconic wildlife, that help piece together the story of Africa's formation. But he also shows how this deep hist...
June 2013

4. Eurasia

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How India moved to join the Himalayas and how other continents will be joined with Europe.

3. The Americas

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New York's skyline and alligators offer clues to how North and South America were created.

1. Africa

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Charting the formation of Africa through its pyramids, diamonds and wildebeest.

2. Australia

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Exploring Australia's creation through platypus, Aboriginal songlines and opal mines.
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