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How the Earth Changed History

Premier :: 2010-06-20

Airs :: Friday 21:00 on BBC Two

Genre :: Documentary

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"How the Earth Changed History" tells the story of how the Earth has shaped human history from the dawn of civilization to the present day. The traditional interpretation of history has focused largely on human factors. Yet the natural environment has also shaped history since the dawn of time. This series reveals for the first time on television how geology, geography and climate have had a far more powerful influence on mankind than has previously been acknowledged. With passionate storytelling and extraordinary HD camerawork, this series combines bold ideas with a new science, geo-determinism, to form an original version of human history. Discover why societies have succeeded or failed, and how the environment has influenced every aspect of our history from art to industry, religion to war, world domination or collapse. This series overturns preconceptions about our nations and our cultures to offer a new perspective on who we are today.

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Series 1 - Episode 5 - The Human Era
Aired - 22 June 2010

Episode summary:

Geology has shaped human history, but humans are a force of nature ourselves, and we have changed geology. We can see this in action in Indonesia, where volcanoes spew out boiling mud instead of lava, as a result of man-made underground tunnels used to probe for natural gas. On the other side of the planet, we'll travel to the Canadian Rockies to peel back the historic record locked in ancient ice to see how man's earliest agriculture may have sparked global warming.

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