How to Grow a Planet

This TV series discusses the natural history and biological evolution of planets. They discuss wildlife, irrigation, and climate. He also tells how plants have some of the greatest changes to Earth. Other topics discussed are dinosaurs and how our ancestors evolved.

1 Season, 3 Episodes
February 7, 2012
Documentary & Biography, Nature
Cast: Iain Stewart

How to Grow a Planet Full Episode Guide

  • 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. In Senegal he meets the cleverest chimps in the world.

  • Iain Stewart discovers how flowers have transformed our planet. He journeys to the South Pacific to track down the earliest flowers. In the deserts of Africa and rainforests of Vietnam he sees how they brought color to its most barren landscapes.

  • Professor Iain Stewart reveals how the greatest changes to the Earth have been driven - above all - by plants. In the first episode Iain journeys from the spectacular caves of Vietnam to the remote deserts of Africa.

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