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FORCES OF NATURE

The dive team explores the underwater cave and discover a halocline.
Courtesy of Laurent Benoit/BBC
The dive team explores the underwater cave and discover a halocline.

Stream now with KPBS Passport or tune in Wednesdays, July 22 - Aug. 12, 2020 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

The forces that have kept the Earth on the move since it was formed billions of years ago are explored in the four-part series, FORCES OF NATURE.

Each episode illustrates how we experience Earth’s natural forces including shape, elements, color and motion. Although we can’t immediately feel the motion of Earth’s fundamental forces, we witness the consequences, such as tidal bores surging through the Amazon rainforest or the intense and ruinous power of hurricanes.

EPISODE GUIDE:

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Episode 1 "Shape" repeats Wednesday, July 22 at 11 p.m. - We can’t directly see the forces that govern Earth, but we can see their shadows in the shapes of nature that surround us. If we understand why these shapes exist, we can understand the rules that bind the entire universe.

Episode 2: "Elements" repeats Wednesday, July 29 at 8 p.m. - The forces of nature make Earth a restless planet, but they also turned our ball of rock into a home for life. How did our planet’s ingredients, the chemical elements, come together and take that first crucial step from barren rock to a living world?

Episode 3: "Color" repeats Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 8 p.m. - Earth is painted in stunning colors. By understanding how these colors are created and the energy they carry, we can learn the secret language of the planet.

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Episode 4: "Motion" airs Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 8 p.m. - The forces of nature have kept Earth on the move since it was formed billions of years ago. Though we can’t feel the motion, we experience the consequences – from tidal bores surging through the Amazon rainforest to the ruinous power of hurricanes.

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Episodes are available to stream on demand with KPBS Passport, video streaming for members supporting KPBS at $60 or more yearly, using your computer, smartphone, tablet, Roku, AppleTV, Amazon Fire or Chromecast. Learn how to activate your benefit now.

FORCES OF NATURE is presented as part of a multi-title co-production deal among PBS, BBC and BBC Worldwide North America. The partnership provides a pipeline of the high-quality, entertaining factual programs that PBS and BBC audiences have come to expect.

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