How The Earth Made Us on Prime

8:35pm Friday, July 8 on Prime

Documentary Series


Tonight we set sail on one of the fastest racing boats ever built as we explore the story of our turbulent relationship with the wind. Travelling to iconic locations including the Sahara desert, the coast of West Africa and the South Pacific, we discover how people have exploited the power of the wind for thousands of years. The wind is a force which at first sight appears chaotic. But the patterns that lie within the atmosphere have shaped the destiny of continents, and lie at the heart of some of the greatest turning points in human history.

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