Atlas 4D Programme Summary: Atlas 4D explores the most dramatic regions on earth. The first three episodes feature Africa's Great Rift Valley, the Mediterranean Sea and the Hawaiian Islands. Using state of the art computer graphics, Atlas 4D will travel through the fourth dimension, rewinding and fast-forwarding through millions of years. Whole landscapes will evolve and disappear as the films uncover the hidden connections between landscape, natural history and people: Why was an ice age crucial to the success of Polynesian settlers in Hawaii? What was it about volcanoes that was crucial to the Roman Empire? How did the formation of the Rift Valley lead to the birth of humankind? All this and much, much more will be revealed in Atlas 4D.