Journeys From the Centre of the Earth

Journeys From the Centre of the Earth

2004 - 2008, History
Dr. Iain Stewart reveals how geology shaped the human history of the Mediterranean.
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Episode Guide

  • Journeys From the Centre of the Earth - Japan (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Japan

    Iain Stewart investigates the geological curse which left three-quarters of Japan covered by rough mountains.

  • Journeys From the Centre of the Earth - Peru (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Peru

    Iain Stewart examines the Incas and how they could build a huge, successful empire.

  • Journeys From the Centre of the Earth - California (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    California

    Ian Stewart looks to find an answer why Californians are willing to live with earthquakes, landslides and firestorms.

  • Journeys From the Centre of the Earth - Indonesia (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Indonesia

    Iain Stewart explores how rocks shaped the history and culture of the Pacific Rim.

  • Journeys From the Centre of the Earth - Earthquakes (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Earthquakes

  • Journeys From the Centre of the Earth - Salt (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Salt

    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.

  • Journeys From the Centre of the Earth - Water (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Water

    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.

  • Journeys From the Centre of the Earth - Beliefs (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Beliefs

    Rocks give insights into the beliefs of ancient civilisations.

  • Journeys From the Centre of the Earth - Art (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Art

    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.

  • Journeys From the Centre of the Earth - Architecture (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Architecture

    Rocks influenced the Egyptians to build pyramids, the Greeks to build squares and the Romans to build perfect circles.

  • Journeys From the Centre of the Earth - Risky Rocks (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Risky Rocks

    Earthquakes are behind everything from catastrophic volcanoes to natural health spas.

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