The Resource Mankind decoded. Season 1, Episode 5, Eat it, drink it, smoke it, [narrated by Eric Meyers]

Mankind decoded. Season 1, Episode 5, Eat it, drink it, smoke it, [narrated by Eric Meyers]

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Mankind decoded. Season 1, Episode 5, Eat it, drink it, smoke it
Title
Mankind decoded. Season 1, Episode 5, Eat it, drink it, smoke it
Statement of responsibility
[narrated by Eric Meyers]
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Narrator
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Language
eng
Summary
EPISODE FIVE: EAT IT, DRINK IT, SMOKE IT Man uses plants to feed, heal, and clothe himself, to build his world and even to alter how he feels. Plants are such an important part of our lives that they play a central role in our evolution. Around 12,000 years ago humans discover farming. It allows people to establish settled communities. It's the beginning of civilization. But it has a price. We shrink, we go to war, and become addicted to narcotics. Our wars in the Old World eventually lead us to the New World where Europeans discover corn, the Aztec's own genetically modified crop. Hundreds of years later, when America suffers the Midwest Dustbowl, farmers blend four strains of corn into a super-strong hybrid, making a new drought-proof crop. In the New World a new crop helps to fund its colonization: tobacco. The British bring it to China in a new cocktail - they mix it with Opium. The crippling drug leads to the Opium War - a significant turning point in the shift of power from East to West. Later, in America, a new initiative to crack down on intoxicants sees the introduction of Prohibition - spearheading a new culture of hooch-brewing and organized crime. Plants have been a unifying resource before: under British rule America's best pine trees were snapped up by colonial leaders, the resulting Pine Tree riots were the first skirmishes in the American revolution - the same conflict which saw valuable barrels of British tea thrown into the sea. But one Englishman pioneers a new way to speed up production of a particular commodity and clothe millions of people at an all-time low price: Richard Arkwright's new, industrial machine, spun one of nature's most useful commodities: cotton
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VaAlASP
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videorecording
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Meyers, Eric
  • Nutopia (Firm)
  • H2 (Television network)
Runtime
23
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human evolution
  • Human ecology
  • Nature and civilization
  • Civilization
  • Technology and civilization
Target audience
adult
Label
Mankind decoded. Season 1, Episode 5, Eat it, drink it, smoke it, [narrated by Eric Meyers]
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Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed June 27, 2017)
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  • other
  • online resource
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  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
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two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (23 minutes)
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online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
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access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)3550539
  • (OCoLC)1000218658
  • (VaAlASP)ASP3550539/marc
  • (EXLCZ)993810000000299819
Video recording format
other
Label
Mankind decoded. Season 1, Episode 5, Eat it, drink it, smoke it, [narrated by Eric Meyers]
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed June 27, 2017)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (23 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)3550539
  • (OCoLC)1000218658
  • (VaAlASP)ASP3550539/marc
  • (EXLCZ)993810000000299819
Video recording format
other

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