Saturday, October 1, 2016

Mankind, the Story of All of Us - Inventors

Today on Far Future Horizons we present an epic documentary series about a unique species -Mankind, the Story of All of Us.  This series presents the story of humankind and how we became the most dominant organism on planet Earth.

On a unique planet, a unique species takes its first steps: Mankind begins. But it is a world full of danger. Threatened by extinction, we innovate to survive--discovering fire and farming; building cities and pyramids; inventing trade--and mastering the art of war. From humble beginnings, we become the dominant creature on the planet.

This episode also reveals how the discovery of iron changed the world. On the edge of the Nile the Egyptian civilization is on the brink of collapse, as cities and empires are being destroyed. With supplies of bronze dwindling, mankind faces the collapse of thousands of years of progress. But on an island in the eastern Mediterranean, a group of pioneering metal workers uncover one of the keys to our future; iron. Sparta and Athens defend Greece against Persia, the superpower of their day, using this precious new metal to develop the brutality of warfare. As the Athenians pioneer democracy, people power triumphs over tyranny. Iron allowed for greater ships to be built and it facilitated the very first recorded voyage of discovery. Meanwhile, a revolutionary new writing technology puts reading and writing within everyone’s reach, one of the keys to the future of communication - The alphabet.

Now, for better or worst the future belongs to us. 

Mankind, the Story of All of Us is one documentary series you will want to add to your collection and is available on DVD from and  Along with this series there is also a companion book titled Mankind, the Story of All of Us by Pamela D. Toler at and

For younger readers there is also Mankind, the Story of All of Us the graphic novel also available from and

Mankind the Story of All of Us - Inventors

Mankind - The Story of All of Us S01E01 Inventors by herr-keff
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