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Discovery Atlas takes the viewers on a journey to explore different cultures, their past histories. The program explores how some civilizations embrace their past and history, seeming to be stuck in time, while some civilizations have embraced the future and continue to forge ahead.

Discovery Atlas takes the viewer on a trip around the world. Exploring mummies in Egypt, enjoying the cuisine in France, or studying Japan

Discovery Channel
1 Season, 11 Episodes
October 2, 2006
Travel
7.9/10
Cast: James Spader, Andre Braugher, Russell Crowe, Mira Nair
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  • Discover the connections between the land, animals and people that inhabit the Great Rift Valley.

  • An explosives expert, a radical chef and a man who scales skyscrapers tells what it means to be French.

  • Discover India.

  • Discovery Atlas takes a look around Mexico.

  • It's the only country that is a continent. It spans over 4 million miles with over 22,000 miles of coastline. It's one the driest places on the planet yet faces some of the most extreme weather man has ever faced. And it's become home to over 20 million people-surviving in one of the most vast but absolutely amazing lands ever seen: Australia. The people itself are defined by the very land they call home. Australians are survivors, deeply rooted to the land that offers them so much and so little.

  • Italy is a place of spectacular contrasts: a land stretching from the snow-capped peaks of the Alps to the sun-baked semi-desert of Sicily. It's a nation with a 2000-year history that only became united in its present form a century ago. A country torn between its ancient Catholic traditions and the breathtaking pace of change that marks the 21st century. This documentary special takes the viewer on a journey through the heart of Italy. Over the course of one year, the program follows the lives and loves, trials and tribulations, and hopes and dreams of 8 groups of characters who exemplify what it is to be Italian.

  • In one of the few times in its 5,000 year history, the oldest, most populous nation on earth has opened its doors to the rest of the world. The economics of Feudalism and Communism are out. Capitalism is in, with a Chinese twist. Old walls are being torn down, a futuristic landscape of glass and steel is shooting up in its place. China is now home to the greatest frenzy of construction the world has ever seen, consuming 60% of the world's steel and 45% of its concrete every week. But what does this mean - for the nation and its people?

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