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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 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.

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.

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.

Kevin McCloud travels to Mumbai to explore one of the biggest slums in Asia and spends time living among its one million residents.

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Kevin McCloud travels to Mumbai to explore one of the biggest slums in Asia and spends time living among its one million residents.

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

In a series about the extraordinary stories behind maps, Professor Jerry Brotton uncovers how maps aren\'t simply about getting from A to B but are revealing snapshots of defining moments in history and tools of political power and persuasion.

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In a series about the extraordinary stories behind maps, Professor Jerry Brotton uncovers how maps aren\'t simply about getting from A to B but are revealing snapshots of defining moments in history and tools of political power and persuasion.

Jerry Brotton shows how maps can reveal the fears, obsessions and prejudices of their age.

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Jerry Brotton shows how maps can reveal the fears, obsessions and prejudices of their age.

In the last of a three-part series about the extraordinary stories behind maps, Professor Jerry Brotton uncovers how maps are snapshots of a moment in history and offer visions of distant lands, tempting explorers to plunder and conquer.

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In the last of a three-part series about the extraordinary stories behind maps, Professor Jerry Brotton uncovers how maps are snapshots of a moment in history and offer visions of distant lands, tempting explorers to plunder and conquer.

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.

Michael makes a remarkable visit to Göreme, where the rocks have been carved to form homes and some of the most remarkable churches of the early Christian era. Leaving the Cappodocia region by balloon, he sails east towards the borders of the New Europe, which if Turkey were to join the European Union would include Iran, Iraq and Syria

Michael makes a remarkable visit to Göreme, where the rocks have been carved to form homes and some of the most remarkable churches of the early Christian era. Leaving the Cappodocia region by balloon, he sails east towards the borders of the New Europe, which if Turkey were to join the European Union would include Iran, Iraq and Syria

High in the Tatra mountains of Slovakia, Michael skins a pig, and learns how to make sausages. He then departs to Brno to visit Tibor Turba's famous mime school, where he is asked to mime a cockerel. Travelling in a DC3, used during the Berlin airlift, he visits the island of Rugen, built by Hitler for his KDF ('Strength through Joy') programme.

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High in the Tatra mountains of Slovakia, Michael skins a pig, and learns how to make sausages. He then departs to Brno to visit Tibor Turba's famous mime school, where he is asked to mime a cockerel. Travelling in a DC3, used during the Berlin airlift, he visits the island of Rugen, built by Hitler for his KDF ('Strength through Joy') programme.