Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Big History ~ Mountain Machines

Today on Far Future Horizons we present the ninth episode of the History Channel’s documentary series “Big History” that presents History on a grand epic scale.

Big History is an American television documentary series narrated by Bryan Cranston, which originally aired on H2 in 2013. Each episode covers a single topic from history and shows connections between that topic and various fields of science and social science. Sixteen half-hour episodes aired in the first season, followed by a two-hour finale drawing connections between the sixteen topics.

In this installment the effect of mountains on human civilization is examined.

They form natural boundaries, dictate how we spread around the planet, create natural defenses, and control our weather. From the World War that began with a gunshot in the Balkans to the feuds of the Appalachians, mountains have also been flashpoints.

An effort to make Big History available worldwide is being funded by philanthropist Bill Gates. David Christian has named this effort the Big History Project.

This episode of Big History is available through Amazon Instant Video.

Big History ~ Mountain Machines

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