For billions of years, volcanoes have helped create the world we know. From the continents to the air we breathe and even life itself, all have their origins in fire. These processes have created extraordinary ecosystems and wildlife habitats. With over 500 active volcanoes, the Earth is bursting at the seams with these forces of mass construction. The story of volcanoes is the story of the planet’s creation, and the story of us.
In Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation, you'll:
- Witness never-before-seen footage from the 2018 Kilauea eruption in Hawaii.
- Explore the archaeological ghost town of Pompeii.
- Travel across the globe to experience active volcanoes, lava lakes and undersea volcanoes.
- Discover molten worlds and exploding craters.
- Descend into a volcano with National Geographic photographer Carsten Peter.
Recent news coverage has brought us small glimpses of the devastation wrought by the Hawaii Kilauea Volcano eruption; intrepid explorer and National Geographic photographer Carsten Peter brings you closer than you ever thought possible. In addition to Hawaii, Volcanoes takes you on a journey around the globe: see the archaeological ghost town of Pompeii, devastated almost 2,000 years ago by Mount Vesuvius; visit Mount Fuji in Japan, which is actually made up of three volcanoes—Fuji on top and two others hidden beneath; and marvel at the black molten lava of Ol Doinyo Lengai in Tanzania.
You'll experience volcanoes up close and personal, and follow the story of volcanoes from the Earth's beginnings right through to modern day. You'll learn how volcanoes create nutrient-rich soils and diverse ecosystems.
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