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History of the World in 2 Hours (2011)

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A rapid-fire history of our world, from the beginning of time as we know it to present day. This two-hour CGI-driven special delves into the key turning points: the formation of earth, ... See full summary »

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Himself - Narrator (voice)
Alexei Vladimir Filippenko ...
Himself, Astrophysicist - Univ. of California - Berkeley
Peter Ward ...
Himself - Paleontologist, Univ. of Washington
Clifford Johnson ...
Himself - Physicist, Univ. of Southern California (as Clifford V. Johnson)
Jonathan Markley ...
Himself - Historian, California State Univ. - Fullerton
Russell Shapiro ...
Himself - Geologist, California State Univ.- Chico
Glen MacDonald ...
Himself - Director, UCLA Institute of the Environment
Jonathan Cohen ...
Himself - Wildlife Biologist, SUNY ESF - Syracuse
Robert Bakker ...
Himself - Paleontologist, Houston Museum of Natural Science
Trevor Valle ...
Himself - Paleontologist, Page Museum - La Brea Tar Pits
Nicole Waguespack ...
Herself - Archaeologist, Univ. of Wyoming
John Shea ...
Himself - Paleoanthropologist, SUNY - Stony Brook
Todd Surovell ...
Himself - Archaeologist, Univ. of Wyoming
Craig Benjamin ...
Himself - Co-Author, Big History: Between Nothing and Everything
Martin K.A. Morgan ...
Himself - Military Historian (as Martin Morgan)
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A rapid-fire history of our world, from the beginning of time as we know it to present day. This two-hour CGI-driven special delves into the key turning points: the formation of earth, emergence of life, spread of man and the growth of civilization--and reveals their surprising connections to our world today. Written by Anonymous

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Himself - Narrator: What if we could tell you everything? The entire history of the world. Now, what if we told you we could do it in just 2 hours? We're going to tell the whole story... from the big bang to the present day, how the planet prepared for the rise of man, how the stone age led to the steam engine, how the first seeds sprouted into cities and civilizations. Everything is connected, and the path leads to you. It took history 13.7 billion years to unfold. We'll show you everything you need ...
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An excellent documentary
4 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great documentary showing the history of plant earth and human history, from the creation of our planet to the rise of mankind. Although a two hour documentary could not possibly show every detail of our history it does a very good job in illustrating the evolution of earth and humanity.

I would highly recommend this documentary to anyone interested in the facts of science and what we know about the path we have taken to get to the point we are now. It includes the creation of our planet, the rise of life and the human race as well as the onset of religion, agriculture and the modern civilization.


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