How the Earth was Made (Season 1)
How the Earth was Made (Season 1) is a 13-part documentary television series aired on the History Channel, showing how geological processes have shaped our planet. The series examines some of the most well-known locations and geological phenomena in the world, including California's San Andreas Fault, the Mariana Trench, the Krakatoa volcano, the Alps, the Atacama Desert, Tsunami, and Asteroids. Using interviews with experts, geological evidence, and computer generated graphics, the series explains in an easy-to-understand way how those locations and geological phenomena have been shaped by the immensely powerful, and at times violent, forces of geology.
|Episode 13 - The Alps|
A look at the Alps mountain range in Europe; how geologic uplifting caused by the collision of the African and Eurasian plates brought such peaks as the Matterhorn and Eiger to their current height, and the marine fossil evidence found there that shows the land was once below sea level.
The Alps are one of the great mountain range systems of Europe stretching approximately 1,200 kilometres (750 mi) across eight Alpine countries from Austria and Slovenia in the east, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, France to the west and Italy and Monaco to the south.
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