NOVA: Australia’s First 4 Billion Years

NOVA: Australia’s First 4 Billion Years

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 9:00pm

Explore how one of the strangest landscapes on Earth reveals our planet’s complex history. 

Credit: Courtesy of Richard Smith

Experience the history of the Land Down Under, the island continent that has it all is explored in this 4 part special. Of all the continents on Earth, none preserves a more spectacular story of its origins than Australia. NOVA’s miniseries takes viewers on a rollicking adventure from the birth of the Earth to the emergence of the world we know today. With high-energy host and geologist Richard Smith, meet titanic dinosaurs and giant kangaroos, sea monsters and prehistoric crustaceans, disappearing mountains and deadly asteroids. Epic in scope, intimate in nature, this is the untold story of the Land Down Under, the island continent that has it all. NOVA: Australia’s First 4 Billion Years airs Wednesday, April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 2013 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable11 and 1011).

Watch Australia: Awakening Preview on PBS. See more from NOVA.

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