Tagged: history

How Earth Made Us: Fire

Professor Iain Stewart continues his epic exploration of how planet Earth has shaped human history. In this episode he explores man’s relationship with fire. He says, “Fire is the human signature.”

Power of Art – Van Gogh

Narrated by Simon Schama, this episode of the BBC documentary series Power of Art, is on the life Vincent Van Gogh, a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th century...

Engineering an Empire: Ancient China

For over 4000 years, the world’s greatest empires have come and gone–only China has survived the test of time. Century after century, China’s regal emperors mobilized immense peasant armies to accomplish engineering feats unparalleled...

The Missing Secretes of Nikola Tesla

Long shrouded in secrecy, the life of Nikola Tesla is illuminated in this documentary. His achievements led to the discovery of radio and television as well as the development of the first hydroelectric dam,...