Planet Earth

  • Nuclear Meltdown Disaster Go inside the Fukushima power plants for the minute-by-minute story of what went wrong. Airing July 29 at 9 pm

  • Putting a Price on Nature The balance sheet might be the next frontier for conservation, but will it be enough to save our ecosystems? Learn more.

  • Saving the Sun The same technologies that will rid the electric grid of fossil fuels could also save it from potential disaster. Behold the future of energy storage.

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Books

  • Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth

    by James Lovelock

  • Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth

    by Andrew H. Knoll

  • Earth: An Intimate History

    by Richard Fortey

  • The Complete Ice Age: How Climate Change Shaped the World

    by Brian M. Fagan

  • Planet Earth: As You've Never Seen It Before

    by Alastair Fothergill and David Attenborough

  • The Long Thaw: How Humans Are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth's Climate

    by David Archer

  • Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity

    by James C. Hansen

  • Field Notes From a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change

    by Elizabeth Kolbert

  • The Carbon Age: How Life's Core Element Has Become Civilization's Greatest Threat

    by Eric Roston

  • The Earth in Turmoil: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Their Impact on Humankind

    by Kerry Sieh and Simon LeVay

  • Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883

    by Simon Winchester

  • Annals of the Former World

    by John McPhee

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