In each episode, geologist Iain Stewart describes how a certain geological force played a determinant part in human history. Culture may render people less dependent on nature, it still ... See full summary »
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In this 10-part BBC documentary series, architect and arts expert Dan Cruickshank takes a five month world tour visiting his personal selection of the eighty greatest man-made treasures (mostly buildings and artifacts) in 34 countries on all inhabited continents. The episodes cover: 1° Peru via Chile's Easter Island to Brazil; 2° Mexico to Central North America (in the USA); 3° Australia trough Indonesia and Thailand to Cambodia; 4° Japan to China ; 5° India to Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon); 6° Uzbekistan trough Azerbaijan and Iran (Persia) to Syria; 7° Jordan via the Jerusalem Temple Mount to Ethiopia; 8° Mali trough Libya to Egypt; 9° Turkey trough Russia and Poland to Germany; 10° Bosnia trough Greece, Italy and Spain to France and Home. Written by
I was waiting with great expectation to watch this series. The promos on the ABC seemed like it was going to be a great watch. Sadly the presenter seemed to whisper his way through the Machu Picchu segment. (Was he frightened he may scare the animals away?) My husband who is somewhat hearing impaired couldn't understand a word and we finally put on the text. By the time he had got to Chan Chan I was nodding off and my husband was fast asleep. So much for what I thought would be an interesting and educational trip. Don't know if i'll bother with the rest of the shows next week!!! Can learn more by getting a good encyclopedia and a look on Google Earth.
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