Collision • 2011 • episode "2/3" Birth of Europe

Category: Nature

Climb to the top of erupting volcanoes and relive the devastation caused by earthquakes to discover how they created the Europe we know today.

Birth of Europe • 0 • 3 episodes •


Discover how the colossal fury of water and ice have shaped and moulded Europe over thousands of years.

2011 • Nature


Climb to the top of erupting volcanoes and relive the devastation caused by earthquakes to discover how they created the Europe we know today.

2011 • Nature


Volcanoes may have shaped Europe, but they could also destroy it. Find out how ticking volcanic time-bombs threaten the continent's existence.

2011 • Nature

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