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Title How Earth Made Us: Deep Water - Ep 2 of 5 / Director: Gillings, Annabel
Published Australia : ABC, 2010
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Summary The engaging Scottish Professor, Iain Stewart, presents Part Two of his impressive series about how the natural forces of the planet have shaped human civilisation. Tonight, the good professor's focus is on the magic of water and mankind's struggle to control it.The presence of water shapes renews and nourishes our planet. It's our planet's lifeblood. Water makes Earth alive.Yet water is just one of ways that the power of the planet has shaped our lives. The Earth has immense power yet it is rarely mentioned in history books.In this series Professor Stewart explores four great planetary forces that have influenced our history.The power of the Deep Earth which fuelled technological innovation; Wind that shaped the face of entire continents; Fire which gave us the power to conquer the planet; and Water.Of all the planet's forces perhaps none has greater power over humankind than water. Our struggle to control water has been behind the rise and fall of some of the greatest civilisations on Earth.Tonight, Professor Stewart explores our complex relationship with water. Visiting spectacular locations in Iceland, the Middle East and India he looks at how control over water has been central to human existence.He takes a precarious flight in a motorised paraglider to experience the cycle of freshwater and discovers how villagers in the foothills of the Himalayas have built a living bridge to cope with the monsoon. He also visits Egypt to reveal the secret of the Pharaohs' success. PRODUCTION DETAILSBBC Worldwide. Series Producer: Jonathan Renouf; Executive Producer: John Lynch
Event Broadcast 2011-03-15 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Core of the Earth.
Crust of the Earth.
Earth sciences.
Historical geology.
Human ecology.
Natural history.
Earth (Planet)
Form Streaming video
Author Gillings, Annabel, director
Stewart, Iain, host