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Wonders of the National Parks: A Geology of North America

From Yellowstone to the Everglades, join geologist and National Geographic director Ford Cochran on a fascinating scientific tour of all of America's national parks.

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36 Lectures

1
Image of Yellowstone: Microcosm of the National Parks
Yellowstone: Microcosm of the National Parks
0 of 35 min
2
Image of Yellowstone’s Cataclysmic Origins and Future
Yellowstone’s Cataclysmic Origins and Future
0 of 33 min
3
Image of Grand Teton and Jackson Hole
Grand Teton and Jackson Hole
0 of 30 min
4
Image of Hawaii Volcanoes: Earth’s Largest Mountains
Hawaii Volcanoes: Earth’s Largest Mountains
0 of 30 min
5
Image of The Hawaiian Islands and Maui’s Haleakala
The Hawaiian Islands and Maui’s Haleakala
0 of 32 min
6
Image of Mount Saint Helens, Lassen Volcanic, Rainier
Mount Saint Helens, Lassen Volcanic, Rainier
0 of 29 min
7
Image of Crater Lake, Olympic, North Cascades
Crater Lake, Olympic, North Cascades
0 of 27 min
8
Image of Volcanoes of Alaska: Katmai and Lake Clark
Volcanoes of Alaska: Katmai and Lake Clark
0 of 31 min
9
Image of Alaska's Glacier Bay and Kenai Fjords
Alaska's Glacier Bay and Kenai Fjords
0 of 29 min
10
Image of Yosemite: Nature’s Cathedral
Yosemite: Nature’s Cathedral
0 of 32 min
11
Image of Redwoods, Sequoias, and the Sierra Nevada
Redwoods, Sequoias, and the Sierra Nevada
0 of 33 min
12
Image of Pinnacles to Joshua Tree: The San Andreas
Pinnacles to Joshua Tree: The San Andreas
0 of 28 min
13
Image of Denali to Gates of the Arctic
Denali to Gates of the Arctic
0 of 34 min
14
Image of Death Valley and Great Basin: The Rift Zone
Death Valley and Great Basin: The Rift Zone
0 of 30 min
15
Image of Shenandoah: The Collision of Old Continents
Shenandoah: The Collision of Old Continents
0 of 32 min
16
Image of Great Smoky Mountains and Hot Springs
Great Smoky Mountains and Hot Springs
0 of 29 min
17
Image of National Rivers: Gorges, Falls, and Meanders
National Rivers: Gorges, Falls, and Meanders
0 of 30 min
18
Image of Great Dune Fields of North America
Great Dune Fields of North America
0 of 31 min
19
Image of National Seashores and Lakeshores
National Seashores and Lakeshores
0 of 30 min
20
Image of Reefs: Virgin Islands, Florida, Texas
Reefs: Virgin Islands, Florida, Texas
0 of 27 min
21
Image of National Marine Sanctuaries and Monuments
National Marine Sanctuaries and Monuments
0 of 32 min
22
Image of Acadia’s Highlands and Islands
Acadia’s Highlands and Islands
0 of 29 min
23
Image of The Dakota Badlands
The Dakota Badlands
0 of 31 min
24
Image of The Grand Canyon’s 2-Billion-Year Staircase
The Grand Canyon’s 2-Billion-Year Staircase
0 of 34 min
25
Image of Carving the Grand Canyon
Carving the Grand Canyon
0 of 28 min
26
Image of Petrified Forest and Other Fossil Parks
Petrified Forest and Other Fossil Parks
0 of 29 min
27
Image of Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Arches
Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Arches
0 of 30 min
28
Image of Zion, Gunnison’s Black Canyon, Capitol Reef
Zion, Gunnison’s Black Canyon, Capitol Reef
0 of 29 min
29
Image of Mesa Verde and Ancient Settlements
Mesa Verde and Ancient Settlements
0 of 30 min
30
Image of The Colorado Rocky Mountains
The Colorado Rocky Mountains
0 of 30 min
31
Image of Montana’s Glacier and the Canadian Rockies
Montana’s Glacier and the Canadian Rockies
0 of 32 min
32
Image of Big Bend on the Rio Grande and Saguaro
Big Bend on the Rio Grande and Saguaro
0 of 30 min
33
Image of Mammoth Cave, Wind Cave, Carlsbad Caverns
Mammoth Cave, Wind Cave, Carlsbad Caverns
0 of 31 min
34
Image of The Everglades and the Congaree Bottomland
The Everglades and the Congaree Bottomland
0 of 32 min
35
Image of Voyageurs, Isle Royale, the Canadian Shield
Voyageurs, Isle Royale, the Canadian Shield
0 of 30 min
36
Image of Assembling North America, Park by Park
Assembling North America, Park by Park
0 of 41 min

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