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Jared Diamond embarks on a world-wide quest to understand the roots of global inequality, tracing humanity\'s meanderings across 13,000 years of history.

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Jared Diamond embarks on a world-wide quest to understand the roots of global inequality, tracing humanity\'s meanderings across 13,000 years of history.

Michael Palin visits the Potala Palace and the great monasteries of Tashilunpo and Sera, where the traditional Tibetan towns are being replaced by modern Chinese cities, he then accompanies some pilgrims to the holy Namtso Lake.

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Michael Palin visits the Potala Palace and the great monasteries of Tashilunpo and Sera, where the traditional Tibetan towns are being replaced by modern Chinese cities, he then accompanies some pilgrims to the holy Namtso Lake.

Earthquakes are among the most devastating natural disasters on the planet. In the last hundred years they have claimed the lives of over one million people. Earthquakes are destructive mainly because of their unpredictable nature. It is impossible to say accurately when a quake will strike but a new theory developed by Professor Geoffrey King could help save lives by preparing cities long in advance for an earthquake

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Earthquakes are among the most devastating natural disasters on the planet. In the last hundred years they have claimed the lives of over one million people. Earthquakes are destructive mainly because of their unpredictable nature. It is impossible to say accurately when a quake will strike but a new theory developed by Professor Geoffrey King could help save lives by preparing cities long in advance for an earthquake

The world's oceans claim on average one ship a week, often in mysterious circumstances. With little evidence to go on, investigators usually point at human error or poor maintenance but an alarming series of disappearances and near-sinkings, including world-class vessels with unblemished track records, has prompted the search for a more sinister cause and renewed belief in a maritime myth: the wall of water

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The world's oceans claim on average one ship a week, often in mysterious circumstances. With little evidence to go on, investigators usually point at human error or poor maintenance but an alarming series of disappearances and near-sinkings, including world-class vessels with unblemished track records, has prompted the search for a more sinister cause and renewed belief in a maritime myth: the wall of water

In the early 1950's, oil geologists discovered the signs of a giant tsunami, half a kilometer high, that hit a remote bay in Alaska. After research, scientists concluded that the tsunami was created by a landslide in the ocean off the coast. Since then, scientists who study tsunamis have discovered several sites around the world where major under water landslides could create giant or mega tsunami

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In the early 1950's, oil geologists discovered the signs of a giant tsunami, half a kilometer high, that hit a remote bay in Alaska. After research, scientists concluded that the tsunami was created by a landslide in the ocean off the coast. Since then, scientists who study tsunamis have discovered several sites around the world where major under water landslides could create giant or mega tsunami

Particle physicist and ex D:Ream keyboard player Dr Brian Cox wants to know why the Universe is built the way it is. He believes the answers lie in the force of gravity

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Particle physicist and ex D:Ream keyboard player Dr Brian Cox wants to know why the Universe is built the way it is. He believes the answers lie in the force of gravity

  • How Earth Made Us

  • BBC

Professor Iain Stewart uses spectacular images to tells the epic story of how geology, geography and climate have influenced mankind.

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Professor Iain Stewart uses spectacular images to tells the epic story of how geology, geography and climate have influenced mankind.

Professor Iain Stewart tells the epic story of how geology, geography and climate have influenced mankind.In this first episode, Iain explores the relationship between the deep Earth and the development of human civilisation. He visits an extraordinary crystal cave in Mexico, drops down a hole in the Iranian desert and crawls through seven-thousand-year-old tunnels in Israel.

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Professor Iain Stewart tells the epic story of how geology, geography and climate have influenced mankind.In this first episode, Iain explores the relationship between the deep Earth and the development of human civilisation. He visits an extraordinary crystal cave in Mexico, drops down a hole in the Iranian desert and crawls through seven-thousand-year-old tunnels in Israel.

Professor Iain Stewart continues his epic exploration of how the planet has shaped human history.This time he explores our complex relationship with water. Visiting spectacular locations in Iceland, the Middle East and India, Iain shows how control over water has been central to human existence.

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Professor Iain Stewart continues his epic exploration of how the planet has shaped human history.This time he explores our complex relationship with water. Visiting spectacular locations in Iceland, the Middle East and India, Iain shows how control over water has been central to human existence.

Professor Iain Stewart explores the story of our turbulent relationship with the wind.

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Professor Iain Stewart explores the story of our turbulent relationship with the wind.

Iain explores man\'s relationship with fire. He begins by embarking on an extraordinary encounter with this terrifying force of nature - a walk right through the heart of a raging fire.

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Iain explores man\'s relationship with fire. He begins by embarking on an extraordinary encounter with this terrifying force of nature - a walk right through the heart of a raging fire.

It\'s easy to think of the human impact on the planet as a negative one, but as this programme discovers, this isn\'t always the case.It is clear that humans have unprecedented control over many of the planet\'s geological cycles; the question is, how will the human race use this power?

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It\'s easy to think of the human impact on the planet as a negative one, but as this programme discovers, this isn\'t always the case.It is clear that humans have unprecedented control over many of the planet\'s geological cycles; the question is, how will the human race use this power?

  • Human Planet

  • BBC

Human Planet, a cinematic experience, bringing you the most amazing human stories in the world today. Humans and wildlife surviving in the most extreme environments on Earth.

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Human Planet, a cinematic experience, bringing you the most amazing human stories in the world today. Humans and wildlife surviving in the most extreme environments on Earth.

The Arctic is the harshest environment on Earth: little food grows, it\'s dark for months on end, and temperatures stay well below freezing for much of the year. Yet four million people manage to survive here.

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The Arctic is the harshest environment on Earth: little food grows, it\'s dark for months on end, and temperatures stay well below freezing for much of the year. Yet four million people manage to survive here.

A total of 10 stories from across the Human Planet series, closely linked to the KS2 Geography curriculum, look at how humans have learnt to live with extremes, and explore how people across the globe live with extreme cold; live in desert environments without water; and how they live in mountain regions facing daily hazards.

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A total of 10 stories from across the Human Planet series, closely linked to the KS2 Geography curriculum, look at how humans have learnt to live with extremes, and explore how people across the globe live with extreme cold; live in desert environments without water; and how they live in mountain regions facing daily hazards.

A look at the one environment that\'s been made by us for us - the city. Over half of the world\'s population now lives in the urban jungle. The city is built to keep untamed nature out - but nature can\'t be pushed away. From bed bugs sucking our blood at night to rats in our restaurants, many animals have adapted to a life with us.

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A look at the one environment that\'s been made by us for us - the city. Over half of the world\'s population now lives in the urban jungle. The city is built to keep untamed nature out - but nature can\'t be pushed away. From bed bugs sucking our blood at night to rats in our restaurants, many animals have adapted to a life with us.

We can survive for weeks without food, but only days without water: it is the essential element of life. Yet many millions of us live in parched deserts around the world. In the second episode of Human Planet, we discover how the eternal quest for water brings huge challenges - and ingenious solutions - in the driest places on Earth.

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We can survive for weeks without food, but only days without water: it is the essential element of life. Yet many millions of us live in parched deserts around the world. In the second episode of Human Planet, we discover how the eternal quest for water brings huge challenges - and ingenious solutions - in the driest places on Earth.

Grasslands feed the world. Over thousands of years, we humans have learned to grow grains on the grasslands and domesticate the creatures that live there. Our success has propelled our population to almost seven billion people.

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Grasslands feed the world. Over thousands of years, we humans have learned to grow grains on the grasslands and domesticate the creatures that live there. Our success has propelled our population to almost seven billion people.

The rainforest is home to more species of plants and animals than any other habitat on the planet. But for humans, life there is not as easy as it looks. Life in the trees requires great skill, ingenuity and sheer bravery.

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The rainforest is home to more species of plants and animals than any other habitat on the planet. But for humans, life there is not as easy as it looks. Life in the trees requires great skill, ingenuity and sheer bravery.

From lush cloud forests to bare summits that take your breath away, the higher you climb the tougher life gets on a mountain. Human Planet explores the extraordinary ways in which people survive at extreme altitudes where nature becomes utterly unforgiving.

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From lush cloud forests to bare summits that take your breath away, the higher you climb the tougher life gets on a mountain. Human Planet explores the extraordinary ways in which people survive at extreme altitudes where nature becomes utterly unforgiving.

As an air-breathing animal, the human is not built to survive in water. But people have found ways to live an almost aquatic life so they can exploit the sea\'s riches.

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As an air-breathing animal, the human is not built to survive in water. But people have found ways to live an almost aquatic life so they can exploit the sea\'s riches.

Rivers provide the essentials of life: fresh food and water. They often provide natural highways and enable us to live in just about every environment on Earth. But rivers can also flood, freeze or disappear altogether!

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Rivers provide the essentials of life: fresh food and water. They often provide natural highways and enable us to live in just about every environment on Earth. But rivers can also flood, freeze or disappear altogether!

The demand for energy has risen relentlessly over the last 150 years in line with industrial development and population growth.

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The demand for energy has risen relentlessly over the last 150 years in line with industrial development and population growth.

Japan's Tsunami: Caught on Camera captures the impact of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan in March 2011, using amateur footage filmed by those caught up in the disaster.

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Japan's Tsunami: Caught on Camera captures the impact of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan in March 2011, using amateur footage filmed by those caught up in the disaster.

The science behind the earthquake and tsunami that have devastated Japan

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The science behind the earthquake and tsunami that have devastated Japan

This programme was part of This Is Scotland - a BBC Four season which celebrated and examined aspects of Scottish culture, art, film-making, heritage, landscape and psyche.

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This programme was part of This Is Scotland - a BBC Four season which celebrated and examined aspects of Scottish culture, art, film-making, heritage, landscape and psyche.

On the Isles of Lewis and Harris, Meades discovers Calvinism and peat bog bodies.

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On the Isles of Lewis and Harris, Meades discovers Calvinism and peat bog bodies.

Meades celebrates an oil refinery and takes potshots at overpaid footballers.

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Meades celebrates an oil refinery and takes potshots at overpaid footballers.

A thousand years ago the Khmer people of Cambodia built an empire that stretched a million square kilometers. It became the largest superpower the region has ever seen. Their capital was the great city of Angkor, once the largest city on Earth. Its centerpiece was Angkor Wat - a vast temple complex covering an area more than four times the size of Vatican City

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A thousand years ago the Khmer people of Cambodia built an empire that stretched a million square kilometers. It became the largest superpower the region has ever seen. Their capital was the great city of Angkor, once the largest city on Earth. Its centerpiece was Angkor Wat - a vast temple complex covering an area more than four times the size of Vatican City

Buried in the Cambodian jungle lie the lost remains of the great medieval city of Angkor, once the capital of one of the world\\\'s greatest civilisations. Today, only the great stone temples like Angkor Wat survive. But Angkor was once a teeming metropolis, full of life - the biggest city on Earth.

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Buried in the Cambodian jungle lie the lost remains of the great medieval city of Angkor, once the capital of one of the world\\\'s greatest civilisations. Today, only the great stone temples like Angkor Wat survive. But Angkor was once a teeming metropolis, full of life - the biggest city on Earth.