How to Grow a Planet
Avsnitt 1 - Life from Light
Professor Iain Stewart depicts the story of our planet. He reveals how the greatest changes to the Earth have been driven, above all, by plants. Here, Stewart journeys from the caves of Vietnam to the remote deserts of Africa. He sees how plants first harnessed light from the sun and created our life-giving atmosphere. He also uncovers the epic battle between the dinosaurs and the tallest trees on the planet.
Avsnitt 2 - The Power of Flowers
Professor Iain Stewart journeys to the remote islands of the South Pacific to track down the earliest flowers. In the deserts of Africa and rainforests of Vietnam, he sees how they brought brilliant colour to the most barren landscapes and sculpted the earth itself. He also learns how flowers drove the evolution of all animals - kick-starting our human story.
Avsnitt 3 - The Challenger
Professor Iain Stewart discovers the remarkable impact of just one plant: grass. On the savannah of South Africa he sees how grass unleashed a firestorm to fight their greatest enemy, the forests. He shows how cutting your finger on a blade of grass shows us how they transformed life in the oceans. In Senegal, he meets the cleverest chimps in the world.