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Hawaii Born of Fire

Program Overview


Volcanic eruptions are one type of phenomena that have shaped the Earth over the past four billion years. For years scientists have studied volcanoes, gathering important data about the dates and locations of eruptions and observing the dust and lava that are produced. However, there is still much to learn about how volcanoes erupt and how life develops on the land formed by the lava.

This episode of NOVA follows scientists who are studying the history of the volcanic islands of Hawaii and the special adaptations of plant and animal life that have developed there.

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Hawaii Born of Fire
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