|aHistory of the world,|nno.8,|h[videorecording] :|pAge of extremes.|cproducer Kathryn Taylor; executive producer Chris Granlund; produced by The British Broadcasting Corporation.
|a1 videodisc (50 mins.);|bsound, colour,|c4 3/4 in.
|atwo-dimensional moving image|2rdacontent
|aDVD video|b4 3/4 in.
|adigital|boptical|gstereo|hDolby Digital 2.0|2rda
|avideo file|bDVD video|eregion 1|2rda
|aExecutive producer, Kathryn Taylor; produced and directed by Neil Rawles.
|aAndrew Marr, presenter.
|aMarr suggests that humanity found itself propelled forward by our technological brilliance but limited by the consequences of our political idiocy. Democracy confronted communism and fascism, and two world wars would underscore our political failures more than ever before. But our achievements were also astonishing, especially in the fields of science and technology. We invented machines of awesome speed and power, and reached beyond the limits of our planet. Now, more of us live longer, healthier and wealthier lives than our ancestors could ever have imagined. But Marr argues that with seven billion of us on the planet, and rising fast, either we manage the earth's natural resources better or we risk global catastrophe. The decisions we make in the next 50 years, he argues, may well decide our fate. For Marr, the most interesting part of human history lies just ahead.
|aAndrew Marr's History of the World is a 2012 BBC documentary television series presented by Andrew Marr that covers 70,000 years of world history from the beginning of human civilisation, as African nomadic peoples spread out around the world and settled down to become the first farmers, up to the twentieth century.
|aDVD-R; NTSC, region 1; Dolby digital 2.0 stereo; aspect ratio (1.33:1).
|aBritish Broadcasting Corporation.
|aAndrew Marr's history of the world (Television program).