NOVA: Making North America DVD

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NOVA: Making North America Mighty, elemental forces molded North America. Fiery eruptions, titanic floods, the grinding of great ice sheets, and massive impacts from space all shaped our land. Now, for the first time, NOVA presents a bold and sweeping biography of our continent and how it came to be. This epic story unfolds in a forgotten world that existed ... More
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NOVA: Making North America

Mighty, elemental forces molded North America. Fiery eruptions, titanic floods, the grinding of great ice sheets, and massive impacts from space all shaped our land. Now, for the first time, NOVA presents a bold and sweeping biography of our continent and how it came to be.

This epic story unfolds in a forgotten world that existed long before our own, crossed by long-lost mountain ranges, deserts the size of Africa, and vast inland seas spanning the length of the continent. Beloved landmarks like the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and the Rockies are explored from the inside out as we witness the clash of nature's creative and destructive forces - the uplifting of the earth's crust and the violent eruptions, earthquakes, and impacts that destroy it.
Hosted by renowned paleontologist Kirk Johnson, this spectacular road trip through our nation's tumultuous deep past sets out to answer three fundamental questions: How was the continent built? How did life evolve here? And how has its spectacular landscape shaped human lives and destinies? Enhanced by dazzling, hyper-realistic CGI animations, immersive geological field missions, and the latest scientific research, Making North America will reveal the incredible story of a majestic continent.

Producer: Peter Oxley, Julia Cort, Chris Schmidt, Melanie Wallace
Production Company: WGBH; Windfall Films
Production Year: 2015
Copyright Year: 2015
Director: Alan Ritsko, Peter Oxley
Host: Kirk Johnson
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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SHARON
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5.0 star rating
05/16/21
Making North America
Review by SHARON on 05/16/21 review stating Making North America
Kirk Johnson is enthusiastic engages the viewer so we almost seem part of his adventures.
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Bg C.
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5.0 star rating
12/21/20
What a trip through time!
Review by Bg C. on 12/21/20 review stating What a trip through time!
This three episode presentation is focused entirely on the North American continent, which will leave you with a much better understanding of the long-term history of your backyard. I was appreciative of the opportunity to link bits and pieces of the past that Ive seen in National Parks and museums into a coherent picture of the past. What a treat.
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Vicky
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5.0 star rating
11/27/20
Brings the concept of Climate Change to life
Review by Vicky on 11/27/20 review stating Brings the concept of Climate Change to life
Fascinating! Ill never look at the exposed rocks/strata along the highway without thinking of how/when the layers got there. The host is just the right mix of science and friendly intellect. Buying for my children/grandchildren AND me. Where else but PBS? Thank you!
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Boocher
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5.0 star rating
11/27/20
Excellent Nova
Review by Boocher on 11/27/20 review stating Excellent Nova
So interesting to see how North America ended up the way it is now, after so many changes.
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Jay W.
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5.0 star rating
11/27/20
A Fantastic Review of My Geology and Science Classes at C.U.
Review by Jay W. on 11/27/20 review stating A Fantastic Review of My Geology and Science Classes at C.U.
Fascinating review of the Geology of North America and how all life emerged from the oceans. The music and photography were superb. Kirk Johnson was a lot of fun, with a great sense of humor. I have watched it again and again with pleasure.
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Tjmb
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5.0 star rating
08/24/20
Nova is my favorite learning program
Review by Tjmb on 08/24/20 review stating Nova is my favorite learning program
Ill never get enough of Nova and this video is one of the best.
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Mad
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4.0 star rating
08/13/20
NOVA: Making North A,erica DVD by PBS
Review by Mad on 08/13/20 review stating NOVA: Making North A,erica DVD by PBS
I really enjoy science.This was very interesting.
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Kathie
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5.0 star rating
08/13/20
This looks like another fascinating look at North America!
Review by Kathie on 08/13/20 review stating This looks like another fascinating look at North America!
I have just seen the first episode and can hardly wait until next Wednesday! This continent that always seemed so very solid to me when I was a child is moving, constantly, as the mountains continue to grow at about the same rate as our finger nails and as I wait, wondering when the Cascadia Subduction plate will spring again, being way overdue. I love geology and have always considered myself an armchair geologist, among other things. Thank you for producing wonderful series like this that help me to understand just some of our planets history and what a brief length of time I am on it, just the blink of an eye, scientifically speaking.
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Mabe
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5.0 star rating
08/13/20
Making North America
Review by Mabe on 08/13/20 review stating Making North America
It was great and fascinating a great job
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Suzanne J.
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5.0 star rating
08/13/20
Making North America, Kirk Johnson presents
Review by Suzanne J. on 08/13/20 review stating Making North America, Kirk Johnson presents
My son Joshua Slattery and I, his mother, thought it was an awe-inspiring presentation by Kirk Johnson. My son knows Mr. Johnson, he is close to receiving his PH.D as an Invertebrate Paleontologist at the University of South Florida, and we are looking forward to the next presentation in this 3 part series about how life evolved in North America, thanks for the experience. Josh and Suzanne
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Babe
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5.0 star rating
08/13/20
Making North America
Review by Babe on 08/13/20 review stating Making North America
This is the most intelligent, magnificent, interesting hour spent on NOVA. Thank you . Judy
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Susan
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5.0 star rating
08/13/20
Inspiring!
Review by Susan on 08/13/20 review stating Inspiring!
Making North America with Kirk Johnson is fantastic - inspiring us to see and ponder the earths varied fields, oceans and mountains in a very different way thanks to this DVD. Mr. Johnsons enthusiasm for the earth and its origins is contagious! Congratulations to all involved in its making. I hope it inspires many students to consider a career in the earth sciences.
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Doug L.
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5.0 star rating
08/13/20
Making North America A Must Have
Review by Doug L. on 08/13/20 review stating Making North America A Must Have
What makes this series so good, particularly this episode, is how it hands people the evidence so beautifully, so effectively, so concisely, while in such concentrated form. The story was so difficult to unravel and took so much time for researchers to piece together! But now, presented in this way, it becomes a wonderful true story that anyone who simply gives it the full attention it richly deserves will be able to grasp, deeply absorb, and make the story their own.
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Ricki G.
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5.0 star rating
08/13/20
Epic and Inspiring
Review by Ricki G. on 08/13/20 review stating Epic and Inspiring
Be prepared to be in awe! A fantastic journey in to the making of this great continent backed by geology and scientific footprints.
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Rosie56
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5.0 star rating
08/13/20
history of Earth
Review by Rosie56 on 08/13/20 review stating history of Earth
I love to watch on WGBH before I buy the DVD. It is very excellent show about the history of earth. :-)
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Green C.
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5.0 star rating
08/13/20
spectacular mini series!
Review by Green C. on 08/13/20 review stating spectacular mini series!
A great 3 part series telling the geologic history of North America. Easy to follow by the non-scientist. Kirk Johnson is a superb host. Highly educational.. a must-see production.


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