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School Bd/College/University DVD: $699


Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: BBC
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 5x60 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2010
Available in French: Yes

This groundbreaking series, from the team behind Earth - The Power of the Planet, reveals the epic tale of how the natural forces of our planet have shaped human civilization.

The traditional interpretation of history has focused largely on human factors. Yet the natural environment has also shaped history since the dawn of time – but how, and to what extent?

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 engaging and visually stunning series combines bold ideas with a new science, geodeterminism, 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.

Visiting some of the most iconic places on Earth, How Earth Made Us overturns preconceptions about our nations and our cultures to offer a new perspective on who we are today.