Iain Stewart investigates the geological curse which left three-quarters of Japan covered by rough mountains.
Iain Stewart examines the Incas and how they could build a huge, successful empire.
Ian Stewart looks to find an answer why Californians are willing to live with earthquakes, landslides and firestorms.
Iain Stewart explores how rocks shaped the history and culture of the Pacific Rim.
Dr Iain Stewart looks at how salt has played a crucial role in the history of the Mediterranean, from the ice ages to the preservation of food and dead bodies in ancient Egypt.
Dr Iain Stewart looks at how ancient civilizations learned to exploit the water around them, from the flooding of our Stone Age ancestors' hunting grounds to the fall of the Roman Empire.
Rocks give insights into the beliefs of ancient civilisations.
Geologist Dr Iain Stewart presents a series showing how the rocks beneath our feet have shaped the human history of the Mediterranean. This edition traces the history of cave paintings.
Rocks influenced the Egyptians to build pyramids, the Greeks to build squares and the Romans to build perfect circles.
Earthquakes are behind everything from catastrophic volcanoes to natural health spas.