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Earth: The Power of the Planet

Dr Iain Stewart tells the story of how Earth works and how, over the course of 4.6 billion years, it came to be the remarkable place it is today.

Iain Stewart abseiling into the mouth of the volcano Erta Ale, Ethiopia

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Volcano
Sunday 6 January 10pm

Volcanoes have a fearsome reputation. In reality, they are the most important force in the creation of the planet as we know it today. Iain abseils into a lava lake and cave dives in a cenote to show how the heat that fuels volcanoes also drives some of the most fundamental processes on the planet.

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Troy Hartman sky surfing in California

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Atmosphere
Sunday 13 January 10pm

Iain travels into the stratosphere in a Cold War fighter, gets his eyebrows singed in Siberia and discovers why Argentina is one of the stormiest places on Earth. All to show why our atmosphere is unique and utterly crucial for life.

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Dr Iain Stewart at a moulin on Jakobshavn glacier, Greenland

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Ice
Sunday 20 January 10pm

Ice may be nothing more than frozen water but, as Iain explains, it holds extraordinary power. Descending 150m down a frozen waterfall, he sees a glacier in action from below and discovers why the huge Jacobshaven glacier is retreating, he shows how it shaped our past and may now threaten our future.

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Dr Iain Stewart on the BOB (Breathing Observation Bubble) unit, Hawaii

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Oceans
Sunday 27 January 10pm

Travelling from Hawaii to the Amazon and Ethiopia and then on to the Mediterranean, Iain tells the story of the oceans – fierce waves, huge tidal bores, global currents and the future dangers of global warming.

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Dr Iain Stewart with meteorite found on Nullarbor Plain, south western Australia

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Rare Earth
Sunday 3 February 10pm

Iain looks at the big picture of Earth's place in space. It's taken four and a half billions years and several great catastrophes to turn it from a barren rock to the unique planet we know today.

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 On TV: BBC Four
Volcano
Sunday 6 January 10pm

Atmosphere
Sunday 13 January 10pm

Ice
Sunday 20 January 10pm

Oceans
Sunday 10 February 10pm

Rare Earth
Sunday 17 February 10pm

 Also on Science & Nature

UK rock's greatest hits
Iain Stewart picks his best UK geology sites.

Planet Earth Explorer
Explore the wild and beautiful in our interactive Flash video player (for UK users only).

Hot Topics: Volcano
The science behind the awesome power.

Walks Through Time
Choose from 57 specially devised geological walks around the UK.

 Elsewhere on the web

Earth: The Power of the Planet
The University of Plymouth's website about the series.

Earth Man
Biography of Iain Stewart.

Open2.net's Geology Toolkit
What are the Pennines really made of? Where can you see limestone pavements? Find out here.

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