About the Show
NOVA: Documentary series. From the palm trees that once flourished in Alaska to titanic eruptions that nearly tore the Midwest in two, discover how mighty, elemental forces gave birth to North America. Fiery eruptions, titanic floods, the grinding of great ice sheets and massive impacts from space moulded North America over three billion years. This three-part series presents a bold and sweeping biography of the North American continent and how it was formed. Part 1 of 3.