Scientists, archaeologists and geologists examine natural disasters such as floods, tsunamis, meteor crashes and volcanic eruptions that have occurred on Earth over the past 100,000 years and explain what caused them.
Episode Length: 00:50:00
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With its 74 islands & idyllic sailing conditions the Whitsundays are known as a ‘sailing mecca’ all over the world
• Airlie Beach Sailing Regatta, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and one of the 7 natural wonders of the world
• Whitehaven Beach, regularly voted the world’s most beautiful beach
• Hamilton Island Race week, Asia Pacific’s most prestigious sailing regatta
• Qualia Resort – voted 2012 world’s best resort
• Set sail on-board the Sir Thomas Sopwith, a famously resorted English yacht
Glenn’s dream comes to fruition as the team crosses the historic podium into the biggest race of their lives. Their inexperience is exposed when they receive speeding fines, time penalties and struggle with fatigue. Being the sole survivor of the four that started, the pressure and weight of the team’s ambitions now rest firmly on Jake’s shoulders to complete the race.
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Canonized as a saint on the eve of World War I, Joan of Arc remains France’s national heroine and a symbol of French pride. The nineteen-year old leader of the French army was burnt as a witch at the stake. Or was she? One investigator has uncovered controversial evidence that Joan may have not only survived her execution, but went on to live a full life. Then, prophecies and predictions of the apocalypse are common among many religions. In Christian belief, the end of the world will be marked by the return of Christ and the construction of a great holy city, “a New Jerusalem,” with a sacred temple at its heart. Author Adrian Gilbert believes this New Jerusalem may have already been built to fulfil the vision of the Knights Templar and the Freemasons – in the very city of London.
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The Story of Australia captures the stunning landscapes and people of contemporary Australia. Experience everyday Australian life through the eyes of people working on the ground – including a wildlife ranger in Kakadu, a rodeo rider in rural NSW, a marine biologist on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland and an architect in cosmopolitan Melbourne.
Higher education is one of Australia’s most important “exports” and students from China are the largest single international group. This episode reviews the diverse nature of Australian educational institutes and the varied experiences of those who come here to learn – and those who come here to teach.
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