The earth is vibrant in color and motion, startling in its variety of shapes and textures, and awe-inspiring in its grace and power. But, many of the Earth's most spectacular conjuring tricks unfold in a timeframe that is imperceptible to mere humans. For Amazing Planet, National Geographic has teamed up with NASA and the US Geological Survey to create a 4-D planet Earth, an eye-popping CGI time machine that makes it possible to see in seconds what took eons to create.
Witness the bumper-car antics of continents; ice ages pulsing out of the poles and back again; the Himalayas surging upwards; the march of sand dunes swallowing and then uncovering African villages.
Bonus program: Fire and Iceland.
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This series was shown recently on one of the channels in England and I intend to purchase it so that my children and grandchildren can enjoy it. I have watched many related programs, but this particular series is extremely well narrated making it totally absorbing. The scenes are fascinating to watch and the graphic scenarios are brilliantly depicted. I have learned so much about the creation of earth and the natural forces that shape it. A must-watch for anyone interested in the planet they live on and very relevant after the disastrous earthquakes and tsunamis that have devastated Japan, New Zealand and Haiti.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend