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Making North America: Origins

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

Premiered: Runtime: 53:31Topic: Planet EarthPlanet EarthNova
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The epic 3 billion-year story of how our continent came to be. From the palm trees that once flourished in Alaska to titanic eruptions that nearly tore the Midwest in two, discover how forces of almost unimaginable power gave birth to North America.

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