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Just about manages to fit a quart into a pint pot!
on 12 April 2017
My main reason for reviewing it is that the 200 minutes timing is wrong - it's about 232: - 58ish minutes per episode, and I was afraid people would be put off if they thought it was truncated, as I worried for a while before buying it. The other reviewers' comments are all valid - there's some foolish camera work, I don't like those little bits where Stewart says "crystals, crystals, zinc, zinc" with echo. It's elliptic in the sense that Stewart tells you about the Andes and the subduction under them and their resultant metallurgy and you have to work out that it's the same situation with the Rockies. And yes the last episode on Eurasia has far too much ground to cover (for instance, as a result of the subduction that caused the disappearance of Tethys, the bronze age and the iron age both originated somewhere in the Middle East, and it would have been useful to examine that in more detail); and fitting a quart into a pint pot is the biggest general problem Stewart has to face, but he does it brilliantly, and on the whole I love him and I love this series.