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Birth of Europe 2012

  • Ended
  • National Geographic (US)
  • 2012-04-24T02:00:00+02:00
  • 60 mins
  • 3 hours, 0 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary

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 ...

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