Ever since we were banished from the Garden of Eden, mankind has toiled and striven to transform untamed nature into landscapes where we can survive. Whether we live in New York, in a mountain village in Nepal, in the Amazon jungle or on the plains of Ethiopia, we still live off the land and what we manage to squeeze out of it. When man first started cultivating the land 10,000-12,000 years ago, it was the beginning of an extensive process of change which altered man's living conditions, way of thinking and lifestyle forever. The changes to the landscapes became the foundation for development, wealth and civilisation; they affected religious and political developments and the distribution of power. "HISTORY OF THE EARTH" is the story of the landscapes and the people who shaped them. Shot on location in Peru, Ethiopia, USA, Nepal, Greece, the Netherlands, Turkey, Iraq, Spain, Spitsbergen, Norway, China and Tibet.
Runtime: 60 minutes
History of the Earth - Figure of the Earth - Netflix
The figure of the Earth is the size and shape of the Earth in geodesy. Its specific meaning depends on the way it is used and the precision with which the Earth's size and shape is to be defined. While the sphere is a close approximation of the true figure of the Earth and satisfactory for many purposes, geodesists have developed several models that more closely approximate the shape of the Earth so that coordinate systems can serve the precise needs of navigation, surveying, cadastre, land use, and various other concerns.
History of the Earth - Global and regional gravity field - Netflix
Also with implications for the physical exploration of the Earth's interior is the gravitational field, which can be measured very accurately at the surface and remotely by satellites. True vertical generally does not correspond to theoretical vertical (deflection ranges up to 50") because topography and all geological masses disturb the gravitational field. Therefore, the gross structure of the earth's crust and mantle can be determined by geodetic-geophysical models of the subsurface.
History of the Earth - References - Netflix