America The Beautiful

National Geographic
America The Beautiful

Synopsis

It’s the land we love and the land we think we know. We see America’s breathtaking landscapes and wildlife as timeless, but the truth is very different. Its unique geography drives the forces of nature to extremes, shaping and reshaping the land and throwing down new challenges for life.

Episodes

Season 1
  • The Mighty Mississippi

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    The Mighty Mississippi: A look at the frontier and wildlife closest to America's heart. Winter brings snow geese to the Mississippi. Alligator snapping turtles emerge in spring. (1 of 5)

  • America’s Mighty Mountains

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    Of America's many natural wonders, its mountain ranges are some most punishing places to live on Earth, brutal cold, searing sun, thin air and toxic gases. Everything up here lives on the razor’s edge.

  • America’s Northwest Giants

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    Bigger is better in the Land of Giants where conditions conspire to make the northwest corner of the U.S home to the most extraordinary landscapes, plants and creatures imaginable.

  • Into The Badlands

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    Into the Badlands: The series heads to South Dakota, where cowboys ride a rugged landscape that plays home to bison, mustangs, elk and pronghorn. (2 of 5)

  • America’s Wild Southwest

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    It’s hot. Dang hot. Prepare for the daily struggle of life in America’s expansive desert country. For many creatures in the Wild Southwest, survival means being both tough, and creative.

  • Land Of 10,000 Lakes

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    Land of 10,000 Lakes: It's winter in the Land of the Lakes and timber wolves are on the prowl. Great greys, North America's largest owls, plunge deep into the snow for food. (3 of 5)

  • America’s Untamed Heartland

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    America’s Heartland tells the story of the great frontier and the wildlife that continues to thrive in the wild spaces closest to America’s heart.

  • Secret Life Of A Farm

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    Secret Life of a Farm: Sharing space spells conflict for humans and animals in America's heartland, where a raccoon breaks into a house and a weasel eyes up a busy chicken coop. (4 of 5)

  • Into The Appalachians

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    Into the Appalachians: Heed to the Great Valley, where skunks, raccoons and coyotes thrive in the shadow of the county's oldest mountain range. (4 of 5)