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Air Date: Wed, Apr 29, 2020 9:00 PM
Travel into the past to see how water may have driven our own evolution — and created civilizations.
Air Date: Wed, Oct 16, 2019 10:00 PM
As the urban world grows, animals are displaced from land that belonged to them. From herons to humpback whales, follow the captivating stories of wild survivors.
Air Date: Thu, Aug 22, 2019 10:30 PM
The ancient city of Palenque was once a hub of Mayan civilization. For centuries after its decline, it lay hidden under layers of tropical vegetation, until modern archaeologists peeled back the jungle to reveal it to the world in the last century. Today, Palenque is both an cultural centre and a sacred site.
Air Date: Wed, May 15, 2019 9:00 PM
Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization. But when and how did people first master these animals? Scientists use archaeology and genetics to uncover clues about the first horse riders and how they shaped the world.
Air Date: Tue, May 14, 2019 8:00 PM
A whirlwind tour of 10 engineering feats that made our civilization possible: from the Erie Canal and Eads Bridge, to the Holland Tunnel and Hoover Dam.
Air Date: Sat, May 4, 2019 7:30 PM
We’ll begin on the tranquil Isle of Iona, where Christianity first reached the shores of Scotland. Then we’ll visit another of the Inner Hebrides, road-tripping across the Isle of Skye, where we’ll explore Iron Age forts, peat fields, a venerable distillery, thatched crofter huts, and the dramatic Trotternish Peninsula.
Air Date: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 10:00 PM
Mighty, elemental forces molded North America – fiery eruptions, titanic floods, the grinding of great ice sheets and massive impacts from space all shaped our homeland.
Air Date: Wed, Jul 25, 2018 10:00 PM
Drill down to discover how Earth’s natural treasures provide bountiful energy to power our modern world yet are also driving us to seek new, cleaner alternatives that can help us keep the lights on.
Air Date: Wed, Jul 18, 2018 10:00 PM
Gold, bronze, iron, steel: these metals are pillars of our civilization, but what makes them so special? Discover their unique properties and explore how our mastery of metals has led us from the stone age to today’s hi-tech world.
Air Date: Tue, May 8, 2018 9:00 PM
View the birthplace of civilization: the Middle East, site of the world’s first villages, towns and cities, from the hills of Turkey to the plains of Iraq.
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