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Around the World in 60 Minutes (2011)

A unique journey around the weird and wonderful planet that we call home. When Yuri Gagarin was blasted into space he became the first human to get a proper look at where we live. 'The ... See full summary »

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Himself - NASA Astronaut
Rob Edwards ...
Himself - Head of Science, Royal Observatory
Mark Maslin ...
Himself - Department of Geography, UCL (as Prof Mark Maslin)
Maggie Aderin-Pocock ...
Herself - Space Scientist (as Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock)
Susan Jebb ...
Herself - Nutrition Scientist, Medical Research Council (as Dr Susan Jebb)
Simon Boxall ...
Himself - National Oceanography Centre (as Dr Simon Boxall)
Anson MacKay ...
Himself - Reader, UCL (as Dr Anson MacKay)
Geoff Bailey ...
Himself - Department of Archaeology, York University (as Prof Geoff Bailey)
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A unique journey around the weird and wonderful planet that we call home. When Yuri Gagarin was blasted into space he became the first human to get a proper look at where we live. 'The Earth is blue,' he exclaimed, 'how amazing!'. Suddenly our perspective on the world had changed forever. We thought we were going to explore the universe, yet the most extraordinary thing we discovered was our own home planet, the Earth. So what would you see during just one orbit of the Earth? Starting 200 miles above the planet, this film whisks you around the planet to show what changes in the time it takes to circumnavigate the Earth just once. We hear from British-born astronaut Piers Sellers on what it's like to live and work in space, and also to gaze down and see how we are altering and reshaping our world. We marvel at the incredible forces of nature that brings hundred-mile wide storms and reshapes continents, and also discover how we humans are draining seas and building cities in the middle ... Written by Enzedder

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14 March 2011 (UK)  »

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Around the World in 90 Minutes  »

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interesting, informative basic facts.
25 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

this documentary is great for a relatively quick overview of the health of our planet. Perfect for informing my adult class who don't think to watch this kind of thing at home. There are terrific views of Earth as well as harrowing facts of deserts increasing, forests decreasing, animals becoming extinct, and much more depressing data. Its vital that more people know this stuff so they can add their voices to the discussions and debates that I hope will come to be in every community and culture until a majority of the world's population will realise that the world is balancing on the brink of non-viability. Something huge and worldwide needs to be done to save our planet.


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