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FORCES OF THE WILD - Playing with Fire

Season 17 Episode 15 | 54m 03s

A five-part voyage of discovery into the elemental forces of nature that have shaped our planet and life itself. The series combines stunning natural history sequences, scenes of spectacular natural events around the world, computer animation, and motion control time-lapse to paint a portrait of the dynamic Earth and our place in it.

Aired: 05/02/98
FORCES OF THE WILD - Playing with Fire
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