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How Earth Made Us

How Earth Made Us is a BBC documentary series presented by Iain Stewart, exploring how geology, geography and climate have influenced and continue to shape human history. The series consists of five 60-minute episodes, each of which deals with a different force: four natural forces - deep earth, water, wind, and fire - plus the human race as a geological force. Taking us a journey to some of the most iconic places on Earth, the series tells the story of how the forces have influenced human history from ancient civilizations to today.

Episode 1 - Water
This episodes shows how control over water has been central to human existence.

Episode 2 - Deep Earth
This episode explores the relationship between the deep Earth and the development of human civilization.

Episode 3 - Wind
This episode shows how people have exploited the power of the wind for thousands of years.

Episode 4 - Fire
This episode explores man's relationship with fire - a crucial source of energy and a force for destruction.

Episode 5 - The Human Planet
This episode looks at the human race as a geological force: the human impact on the planet.


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