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Life Rocky Start

   2016    Science
Four and a half billion years ago, the young Earth was a hellish place, a seething chaos of meteorite impacts, volcanoes belching noxious gases, and lightning flashing through a thin, torrid atmosphere. Then, in a process that has puzzled scientists for decades, life emerged. But how? Join mineralogist Robert Hazen as he journeys around the globe. From an ancient Moroccan market to the Australian Outback, he advances a startling and counterintuitive idea—that the rocks beneath our feet were not only essential to jump-starting life, but that microbial life helped give birth to hundreds of minerals we know and depend on today. It's a theory of the co-evolution of Earth and life that is reshaping the grand-narrative of our planet’s story.
Myths and Heroes
Myths and Heroes

   2005    History
Rome
Rome

      History
The Lost Pirate Kingdom
The Lost Pirate Kingdom

   2021    History
Seven Ages of Rock
Seven Ages of Rock

   2007    Art
Top Gear
Top Gear

   2012    Technology
Conquest of the Skies
Conquest of the Skies

   2015    Nature
Prehistoric America
Prehistoric America

   2003    Nature
Planet Earth
Planet Earth

   2007    Nature