The Forming of the Himalayas – Christmas Lectures with James Jackson


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From The Royal Institution.

Our continents are a lot older than our oceans. Why is that and what can we learn about the formation of the Himalayas?
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James Jackson gave the 1995 Christmas Lectures "Planet Earth: An Explorer’s Guide" about the inner workings of planet Earth.

The fourth lecture " The Puzzle of the Continents", where this clip is from, explains how our continents were formed and looks at what the future might look like.

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