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The Birth of Europe

In terms of area, Europe is the second smallest continent, but it is an amazingly diverse area. It extends from the frozen Arctic north to the shores of Africa. And it has an epic history of colliding continents, erupting volcanoes, ice ages - and even large asteroid impacts. In the three-part series Birth Of Europe, the geological past and present of Europe examined. Geology has made Europe what it is today. It has formed the coastline, is responsible for the separation between islands and the mainland, but also the shape of the Mediterranean. All these elements are in turn responsible for how countries took shape where people live and where trade routes were established. Almost all of our continent, the history, appearance and position of the cities, in one form or another...

Show Info

Network: United States National Geographic Channel (2012 - 2012)
Default Runtime: 60 minutes
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary

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Episode 1x03; Apr 24, 2012

Volcanoes may have shaped Europe, but they could also destroy it. Find out how ticking volcanic time-bombs threaten the continent's existence.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x03: FireApr 24, 2012
1x02: CollisionApr 24, 2012
1x01: WaterApr 24, 2012
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Extra Details

Also known as:
  • Európa születése (Hungary Hungary)
  • Рождение Европы (Russian Federation Russian Federation)
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