Earth: The Power of the Planet
Earth: The Power of the Planet is a BBC documentary series presented by Iain Stewart, telling the story of how Earth works and what makes it so special. The series consists of five episodes; the first four episodes look at the four most powerful forces that shape the Earth - volcano, atmosphere, ice and oceans - and explore their central roles in the Earth's story; the fifth and final episode looks at the big picture of Earth's place in space and discusses that Earth is an exceptionally unusual kind of planet.
Episode 1 - Volcano
Volcanoes are usually seen as destructive, frightening, but they are absolutely critical to making the Earth a home for life.
Episode 2 - Atmosphere
The atmosphere is Earth's protective layer, cloaking it in a warm, wet embrace, warding off damaging cosmic rays and providing the life giving oxygen.
Episode 3 - Ice
This episode shows that ice has some extraordinary powers that shape the Earth and even help drive evolution of life on Earth.
Episode 4 - Oceans
This episode tells the story of the oceans - fierce waves, huge tidal bores, global currents and the future dangers of global warming.
Episode 5 - Rare Earth
This episode looks at the big picture of Earth's place in space and discusses that Earth is an exceptionally unusual kind of planet.
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|How the Earth Was Made
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|Rise of the Continents
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|How Earth Made Us
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|Journeys from the Centre of the Earth
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