Walking Through Fire


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Fire is one of Earth’s greatest gifts to humanity. Humans, uniquely among all the animals of the world, managed to master it and utilize it to drive every major stage in the development of our civilization.

In “How the Earth Changed History: The Gift of Fire,” Professor Iain Stewart dives directly into the flames — literally — to explore mankind’s relationship with one of Earth’s most powerful forces.

Video Preview: Walking Through Fire — Professor Stewart walks through the middle of a 3,000 degree fire to demonstrate the incredible power of this mysterious element.


How the Earth Changed History: The Gift of Fire airs this Monday, June 21 at 10P et/pt.

Professor Stewart also explores the turbulent relationship between our planet’s atmosphere, landscape, and oceans in How the Earth Changed History: The Skies Above, airing Monday June 21 at 9P et/pt.