How the Earth Changed History

"How the Earth Changed History" tells the story of how the Earth has shaped human history from the dawn of civilization to the present day. The traditional interpretation of history has focused largely on human factors. Yet the natural environment has also shaped history since the dawn of time. This series reveals for the first time on television how geology, geography and climate have had a far more powerful influence on mankind than has previously been acknowledged. With passionate storytelling and extraordinary HD camerawork, this series combines bold ideas with a new science, geo-determinism, to form an original version of human history. Discover why societies have succeeded or failed, and how the environment has influenced every aspect of our history from art to industry, religion to war, world domination or collapse.

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Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x05: The Human EraJun 22, 2010
1x04: The Gift of FireJun 21, 2010
1x03: The Skies AboveJun 21, 2010
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