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Amazing Earth (1998)

Catastrophic events alter the planet's appearance.


Brian Skilton




Cast overview:
Patrick Stewart ... Narrator (voice)


The earth's history is filled with excitement: quakes, volcanoes, floods, valley-carving glaciers and lakes, and rising mountains. Fulcrum Productions and The Discovery Channel brings the explosive history of our planet to life in a a two hour special - AMAZING EARTH. From the heights of Mount Everest through the molten lava fields of Hawaii, we see a sweeping geological history of a planet whose tumultuous history continues just as violently today. Two years in the making, this ground-breaking documentary showcases the most catastrophic events and extinctions in our planet's 4.6 billion year history. Narrated by Patrick Stewart. Written by Julie

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13 December 1998 (USA) See more »

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Australia See more »


Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Earth a mutant planet !!!
21 July 2019 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

After 4.5 billions years our planet are still in changes process, the Earth began in heat mass of iron, bombed by millions years of a massive meteor showers, the heat mass of iron flowed to nucleon of the planet, then came up the water through the comets, so the surface becomes cold and the water made the first shallow sea, Pangea was the first continent, the tectonic plates around the globe never stop moving and start rifting, firstly south America and Africa, then a moving plate called India collides with Asia, such power rose up the Himalayas, on north America the inner sea was closed and shaped as known nowadays, then come up the ice age, the glaciers swept the lands toward on tropics, later retracted again, the geologists found several portion of ancient red rocks on Australia, multiple layers told the eath's history, they explained how the Grand Canyon was shaped and how it will be disappears by winds, rains and gravity in a slow non stopping process , according them each thirty millions years the Earth has a catastrophic events, is a pattern geologically proved, essential to everyone who want learn more over our home!!!


First watch: 2012 / How many: 2 / Source: DVD / Rating: 9.25

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