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Making North America: Life

Host Kirk Johnson explores how the continent was shaped—and how it shaped us.

Premiered: Runtime: 53:32Topic: Planet EarthPlanet EarthNova
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How did life emerge on our primeval continent? Why was North America home to so many iconic dinosaurs like T. rex? And how did a huge sea filled with giant marine reptiles end up covering Kansas? We tell the surprising intertwined story of life and the landscape in North America.

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Major funding for "Making North America" is provided by the Alfred P Sloan Foundation.