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  1. #1 Men of Rock 
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    For those of you living in the UK I thought I'd mention Iain Stewart's "Men of Rock" series that was on BBC. I don't watch much TV so missed it first time around. It's now back on the iPlayer (and BBC4 or something). Quite good and I'd recommend it - only a week left to watch though. Its basically a history of geology from a Scottish perspective.

    Three parts:

    1) Deep Time: "Iain Stewart follows in the footsteps of the founding father of geology, James Hutton. This Scottish rogue was a profound and original thinker who, 250 years ago, overturned ancient beliefs about how and when the world was formed. His ideas clashed with those of the most eminent scientist of his day. Lord Kelvin was determined to prove Hutton wrong."

    2) Moving Mountains: "Geologist Iain Stewart retraces the steps of a band of maverick pioneers who made ground-breaking discoveries in the landscape of Scotland about how our planet works.
    Iain finds out how gung-ho geologist Edward Bailey discovered Scotland was once home to super volcanoes. And how unsung hero Arthur Holmes solved the mystery of what makes continents move across the surface of the globe."

    3) The Big Freeze: "The story of Louis Agassiz, who first proposed that the earth had experienced an ice age."

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