Earth: The Power of the Planet

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Earth: The Power of the Planet
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Earth: The Power of the Planet DVD cover
Also known asEarth: The Biography
GenreDocumentary
Presented byIain Stewart
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes5
Production
Executive producer(s)Phil Dolling
Running time60 minutes
Release
Original networkBBC Two
Original release20 November (2007-11-20) –
18 December 2007 (2007-12-18)
External links
Website

Earth: The Power of the Planet is a British documentary television series that premiered on BBC Two on 20 November 2007.[1] The five-part series is presented by geologist Iain Stewart.

In the United States, the series was broadcast in 2008 on the National Geographic Channel as Earth: The Biography.[2]

During filming in Madagascar, a new species of ant was discovered by Brian Fisher and named after Stewart: Cerapachys iainstewarti.[3]

Episodes[edit]

# Title Original airdate
1"Volcano"20 November 2007 (2007-11-20)[1]
2"Atmosphere"27 November 2007 (2007-11-27)[4]
3"Ice"4 December 2007 (2007-12-04)
4"Oceans"11 December 2007 (2007-12-11)[5]
5"Rare Earth"18 December 2007 (2007-12-18)[3]

Merchandise[edit]

A two-disc DVD of the series was released on the 14 January 2008, followed by a two-disc Blu-ray set of the series being made available on the 15 September 2008.

A 240-page hardcover book written by Iain Stewart and John Lynch (ISBN 978-0563539148) covering the topics seen in the episodes was released prior to the series being broadcast on the 18 October 2007.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Davies, Serena (17 November 2007). "Global power". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 10 December 2009.
  2. ^ Garron, Barry (7 July 2008). "TV Review: Earth: The Biography". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 10 December 2009.[dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Brand new ant species named after TV star academic Iain". University of Plymouth. 13 December 2007. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2009.
  4. ^ "Earth: The Power of the Planet". Daily Mirror. 27 November 2007. Retrieved 10 December 2009.
  5. ^ "Today's Picks". The Herald. 11 December 2007. Retrieved 10 December 2009.

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