UCL CENTRE FOR LANGUAGES & INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (CLIE)

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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.

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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?

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

Documentary, featuring specially commissioned research, which reveals for the first time what really happened during the eruption of the volcanic island Krakatoa in 1883

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Documentary, featuring specially commissioned research, which reveals for the first time what really happened during the eruption of the volcanic island Krakatoa in 1883

  • Men of Rock

  • BBC

Geologist Iain Stewart retraces the steps of a band of maverick pioneers who made ground-breaking discoveries in the landscape of Scotland about how our planet works.

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Geologist Iain Stewart retraces the steps of a band of maverick pioneers who made ground-breaking discoveries in the landscape of Scotland about how our planet works.

Iain Stewart follows in the footsteps of the founding father of geology, James Hutton. This Scottish rogue was a profound and original thinker who, 250 years ago, overturned ancient beliefs about how and when the world was formed. His ideas clashed with those of the most eminent scientist of his day. Lord Kelvin was determined to prove Hutton wrong.

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Iain Stewart follows in the footsteps of the founding father of geology, James Hutton. This Scottish rogue was a profound and original thinker who, 250 years ago, overturned ancient beliefs about how and when the world was formed. His ideas clashed with those of the most eminent scientist of his day. Lord Kelvin was determined to prove Hutton wrong.

Iain finds out how gung-ho geologist Edward Bailey discovered Scotland was once home to super volcanoes. And how unsung hero Arthur Holmes solved the mystery of what makes continents move across the surface of the globe.

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Iain finds out how gung-ho geologist Edward Bailey discovered Scotland was once home to super volcanoes. And how unsung hero Arthur Holmes solved the mystery of what makes continents move across the surface of the globe.

In the final episode, Iain finds out about daredevil scientist Louis Agassiz, who first imagined the world had been gripped by an ice age. Plus, the story of humble janitor James Croll, who used the planets to work out the natural rhythms of the earth\'s climate.

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In the final episode, Iain finds out about daredevil scientist Louis Agassiz, who first imagined the world had been gripped by an ice age. Plus, the story of humble janitor James Croll, who used the planets to work out the natural rhythms of the earth\'s climate.

  • Oceans

  • Paul Rose

Four marine experts explore the planet's greatest wilderness - the oceans. They reveal the hidden stories of the deep through archaeology, geology, marine biology and anthropology.

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Four marine experts explore the planet's greatest wilderness - the oceans. They reveal the hidden stories of the deep through archaeology, geology, marine biology and anthropology.

Tour the mightiest mountain ranges, starting with the birth of a mountain at one of the lowest places on Earth and ending at the summit of Everest.

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Tour the mightiest mountain ranges, starting with the birth of a mountain at one of the lowest places on Earth and ending at the summit of Everest.

Caves are remarkable habitats with equally bizarre wildlife. Cave angel fish cling to the walls behind waterfalls with microscopic hooks on their fins. Cave swiftlets navigate by echo-location and build nests out of saliva. The Texas cave salamander has neither eyes nor pigment. Planet Earth gets unique access to a hidden world of stalactites, stalagmites, snotites and troglodytes.

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Caves are remarkable habitats with equally bizarre wildlife. Cave angel fish cling to the walls behind waterfalls with microscopic hooks on their fins. Cave swiftlets navigate by echo-location and build nests out of saliva. The Texas cave salamander has neither eyes nor pigment. Planet Earth gets unique access to a hidden world of stalactites, stalagmites, snotites and troglodytes.

  • Rise of the Continents

  • BBC

Professor Iain Stewart reveals how our iconic continents were created, and how their tumultuous past has shaped our life today.

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Professor Iain Stewart reveals how our iconic continents were created, and how their tumultuous past has shaped our life today.

Two hundred million years ago the continent we know as Eurasia - "the vast swathe of land that extends from Europe in the West to Asia in the East" - didn't exist.

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Two hundred million years ago the continent we know as Eurasia - "the vast swathe of land that extends from Europe in the West to Asia in the East" - didn't exist.

Professor Iain Stewart uncovers clues hidden within the New York skyline, the anatomy of American alligators and inside Bolivian silver mines, to reconstruct how North and South America were created.

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Professor Iain Stewart uncovers clues hidden within the New York skyline, the anatomy of American alligators and inside Bolivian silver mines, to reconstruct how North and South America were created.

Professor Iain Stewart reveals how our iconic continents were created, and how their tumultuous past has shaped our life today.

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Professor Iain Stewart reveals how our iconic continents were created, and how their tumultuous past has shaped our life today.

Professor Iain Stewart uncovers the mysterious history of Australia, and shows how Australia's journey as a continent has affected everything from Aboriginal history to modern day mining, and even the evolution of Australia's bizarre wildlife, like the koala.

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Professor Iain Stewart uncovers the mysterious history of Australia, and shows how Australia's journey as a continent has affected everything from Aboriginal history to modern day mining, and even the evolution of Australia's bizarre wildlife, like the koala.

A history of one of the world's most challenging mountains, the Eiger, and its infamous north face. The film gets to the heart of one of Europe's most notorious peaks, exploring its character and its impact on the people who climb it and live in its awesome shadow.

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A history of one of the world's most challenging mountains, the Eiger, and its infamous north face. The film gets to the heart of one of Europe's most notorious peaks, exploring its character and its impact on the people who climb it and live in its awesome shadow.

  • The Great Rift: Africa's Wild Heart

  • BBC

Series investigating the geological forces which shaped East Africa's Great Rift Valley and which make it one of the world's most wildlife-rich landscapes

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Series investigating the geological forces which shaped East Africa's Great Rift Valley and which make it one of the world's most wildlife-rich landscapes

Visible from space, Africa's Great Rift Valley runs three thousand miles from the Red Sea to the mouth of the Zambezi.

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Visible from space, Africa's Great Rift Valley runs three thousand miles from the Red Sea to the mouth of the Zambezi.

The Great Rift Valley channels a huge diversity of waterways - rivers, lakes, waterfalls, caustic springs and coral seas - spanning from Egypt to Mozambique. Some lake and ocean deeps harbour previously unseen life-forms, while caustic waters challenge life to the extreme.

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The Great Rift Valley channels a huge diversity of waterways - rivers, lakes, waterfalls, caustic springs and coral seas - spanning from Egypt to Mozambique. Some lake and ocean deeps harbour previously unseen life-forms, while caustic waters challenge life to the extreme.

The Great Rift Valley provides the stage for an epic battle between trees and grass - its course influenced by volcanic eruptions, landscape and rainfall. On its outcome rests the fate of Africa's great game herds.

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The Great Rift Valley provides the stage for an epic battle between trees and grass - its course influenced by volcanic eruptions, landscape and rainfall. On its outcome rests the fate of Africa's great game herds.

  • The Incredible Human Journey

Dr Alice Roberts travels the globe to discover the incredible story of how humans left Africa to colonise the world.

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Dr Alice Roberts travels the globe to discover the incredible story of how humans left Africa to colonise the world.

Alice looks at our ancestors' seemingly impossible journey to Australia. Miraculously preserved footprints and very old human fossils buried in the outback suggest a mystery: that humans reached Australia almost before anywhere else.

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Alice looks at our ancestors' seemingly impossible journey to Australia. Miraculously preserved footprints and very old human fossils buried in the outback suggest a mystery: that humans reached Australia almost before anywhere else.

  • The Planets

Updated documentary series using computer animations, archive footage and interviews to examine our current knowledge and contact with the bodies of our solar system.

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Updated documentary series using computer animations, archive footage and interviews to examine our current knowledge and contact with the bodies of our solar system.

  • The Planets

  • Professor Brian Cox

Professor Brian Cox explores the dramatic lives of the eight majestic planets/worlds that make up our solar system.

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Professor Brian Cox explores the dramatic lives of the eight majestic planets/worlds that make up our solar system.