How the West Was Made

National Geographic Channel Naked Science: Season 6: Episode 17

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How the West Was Made

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National Geographic Channel | National Geographic | Air Date: July 16, 2008
Summary: Both catastrophic and gradual forces have been at work to form the American West's most famous landscapes. This episode looks at the greatest volcanic eruption in history that occurred near the San Juan Range of the Rocky Mountains, the staggering flood of 500 cubic miles of water that carved out the Washington Scablands, and the slowBoth catastrophic and gradual forces have been at work to form the American West's most famous landscapes. This episode looks at the greatest volcanic eruption in history that occurred near the San Juan Range of the Rocky Mountains, the staggering flood of 500 cubic miles of water that carved out the Washington Scablands, and the slow effects of wind erosion that has resulted in Monument Valley. Expand
Genre(s): Documentary, Science
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