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Visit the History Channel Store to discover top documentaries on history, nature and war as well as fascinating reality TV and science fiction.
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  • Actors: Corey Johnson, Lee Kump, Paul Wignall, Gerard Fryer, Ken Hon
  • Directors: David Hutt, Kate Dart, Kathryn Johnson, Kristy Wilson, Michael Beckham
  • Producers: Michael Beckham, Paul Nelson, Stephen Marsh
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: None
  • Dubbed: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: None
  • Audio Description: None
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: 8 Mar. 2010
  • Run Time: 195 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002T4S41W
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 100,717 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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HISTORY™ reveals the 4.5 billion-year journey of our home From a seething ocean of radioactive, molten rock to a refuge for life as we know it, Earth has undergone a staggering series of cataclysmic transformations in its long and epic history. Assailed relentlessly for millions of years by meteorites, our once toxic and hostile planet has been covered in water and in ice, and seen the rise and sundering of continents, the creation of an atmosphere, and, ultimately, the beginning of life. How The Earth Was Made plots the twisting course of Earth's amazing journey. Using groundbreaking special effects and travelling to remote locations where our planet still bears the scars of its violent history, this compelling documentary tells a story of unimaginable timescales, world-shattering forces, radical climates, and mass extinctions.

HISTORY™ journeys back in time to show the creation of Earth's land masses, the birth of the first complex creatures, and devastating extinctions before speculating on the future when all life becomes extinct. Features state-of-the-art CGI graphics and interviews with leading scientists to plot the course of Earth's evolution. Available for the first time on Blu-ray, stunning hi-definition images bring the documentary to life.

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How could the planet that was once a simmering sea of radioactive, molten rock evolve to become the universe's greatest refuge for human life? This is the question asked by filmmaker Peter Chin as he descends deep into the volcanoes that formed the planet's crust and dives to the bottom of the ocean to explore the first evidence of life on Earth. Beginning in the distant past and stretching into the far-off future, How The Earth Was Made utilizes cutting edge special effects and breathtaking footage from remote locations in order to find out not only where life came from, but where it could be heading as well.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Bobs on 26 Mar. 2011
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On the whole, this is an excellent series. Informative and beautifully filmed, but the constant and repetitive summerising (presumably to accommodate adverts)and the ever present background soundtrack are monumentally irritating.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. Mannfeld on 31 Mar. 2011
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Very few documentaries will stick in my mind for very long but this is an astonishing trip back to the Earth's birth. It makes one wonder what humanity has achieved in the little time we have settled this planet. This documentary will make you think about what humanity will achieve in the nearest future, especially taking in consideration how quickly development is taking place nowadays. I guarantee that you will see this documentary many times as it offers so much information that you will not be able to remember everything after watching it the first time. And what thing is more rewarding than knowing you spend your money on a movie you can watch again, again and again?
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Book chatter on 4 Dec. 2010
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You don't have to be an expert to understand these and each episode is fascinating. Covers the whole world above and below the land and makes you want to go out and discover more.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Cathrene Rowell on 6 Sept. 2010
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This really is one of the best and most informative series on how the earth was made - and each episode can be watched in isolation and in any order! FANTASTIC!!

I am studying Geology with the OU and have found this a tremendously useful series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Josquine on 30 Jan. 2011
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13 thematic programmes, of which I've so far watched: The San Andreas Fault, The Deepest Place on Earth, Krakatoa, Loch Ness, New York, The Driest Place on Earth and The Great Lakes. Excellently presented, appropriate for total beginners in geology and the keen amateur. (Just ignore the over-percussioned 'music' and the matching doom-laden delivery of the text.) And the good news is that this is just Season One. Thank you Amazon for the recommendation, I'd not have been aware of this but for your system!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Stevehobfg on 13 Dec. 2010
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What can I say, this is a beautifully shot, plainly explained and fascinating series from the History channel.

Mostly I have problems with the tendency of American series to hugely over accentuate the Earth's processes for 'Dramatic Effect'.

Generally the BBC series such as Earth Story or How the Earth Made Us are far superior. This series manages to hold back the hyperbola to an acceptable level, and it is far superior to other US attempts because of it.

Recommended.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By jasonhad on 29 Mar. 2012
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The series is a one-time view at best. The science is so-so, the presentation occasionally memorable, the photography often riveting - but the appallingly poor editing, the constant teasers ("wait until you see what's next!) before obvious commercial breaks, and the inevitable rehash of what has gone before the commercial for the supposed legions of sufferers from Attention Deficit Disorder, make the series so irritating it is destined for the bin as soon as it has been viewed.

If view it you must, may I recommend rental, or borrowing from a library, or purchase of a used copy, or (shock, horror !) a copy from the guy on the street corner with Chinese-made DVDs for a pound a disc, six for a fiver.

You can always use the discs later as spacers for potted plants, perhaps use the cases to replace cracked cases from DVDs worth keeping in your library . . .
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Rock Hopper on 23 Dec. 2010
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I teach geology to a group of U3A students. The programs are very good as far as the geology goes, but they are obviously made for American audiences. There is too much emphasis on disasters and the program about Lock Ness didn't need all the references to the Lock Ness monster. Stick to the science chaps.
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