How Earth Made Us

LIVING – Sundays from 1 April, 8.30pm

The traditional interpretation of history has focused largely on human factors. Yet the planet has also shaped history since the dawn of time – but how, and to what extent? 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, bold ideas and extraordinary HD camerawork, this engaging and visually stunning series offers a new and original version of human history. Discover how the forces of the planet have shaped everything from the birth of agriculture to the industrial revolution. Visiting some of the most iconic locations in human history, How Earth Made Us overturns preconceptions about our nations and our cultures to offer a new perspective on who we are today.

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