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Water: How Earth Made Us - The Untold Story of History

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This title is a part of the series How Earth Made Us: The Untold Story of History


Catalogue Number:  BBC023
Producer:  BBC
Subject:  Geography, History, Science
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  United States
Copyright Year:  2010
Running Time:  50


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Filmed in magnificent locations in Iceland, India, and the Middle East, this program looks at how control over water has been a central factor in human existence. Viewers take a precarious flight in a motorized paraglider to experience the water cycle up close; discover how villagers in the Himalayan foothills have built a living bridge to cope with the monsoon; and visit Egypt to study the connection between water and the regimes of the ancient Pharaohs. The result: an excellent launch point for discussing not only the undeniable role of water in any society, but also the fate of a culture that no longer has sustainable access to water sources.

A BBC/National Geographic-U.S. Co-production in Association with ZDF.


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