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Civilization: Is the West History episode 2

Civilization: Is the West History episode 2: In 1683 the Ottoman army laid siege to Vienna, the capital of Europe's most powerful empire. Domination of East over West was an alarmingly plausible scenario. But Islam was defeated: not so much by firepower as by science. Niall Ferguson asks why the Islamic world didn't participate in the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, and if the West is still capable of maintaining its scientific lead, at a time when educational attainment in…

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Read more about the article The Great Garden Revolution 2022 episode 3
The Great Garden Revolution 2022 episode 3

The Great Garden Revolution 2022 episode 3

The Great Garden Revolution 2022 episode 3: The team show us how to make a wildlife garden that gives a home to birds, bugs and animals, and help beginner gardeners Rowanne and Matt bring the natural world to their corner of the northwest. The team are in Manchester to create a wildlife garden that gives a home to the birds, bugs and animals. Errol Reuben Fernandes demonstrates how to plant in a shady patch or garden, Bruce Kenneth makes a…

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Read more about the article Gardening Australia episode 19 2022
Gardening Australia episode 19 2022

Gardening Australia episode 19 2022

Gardening Australia episode 19 2022: Costa celebrates the ABC's 90th; Millie prunes myriads of roses; Jane visits a historical horticultural society; Josh focuses on conservation at a zoo; Sophie explores a native garden; Tino shows how to love shrubs.     Inspiring, entertaining and full of practical advice, join Costa Georgiadis and the team as they unearth gardening ideas, meet avid gardeners and look at some of the most inspiring gardens from across the country.   Gardening Australia episode 19…

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Read more about the article Civilization: Is the West History episode 1
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Civilization: Is the West History episode 1

Civilization: Is the West History episode 1: The first programme in the series begins in 1420 when Ming China had a credible claim to be the most advanced civilization in the world: 'All Under Heaven'. England on the eve of the Wars of the Roses would have seemed quite primitive by contrast. Yet the lead that China had established in technology was not to be translated into sustained economic growth. In China a monolithic empire stifled colonial expansion and economic…

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Read more about the article Gardeners’ World 2022 episode 15
Gardeners’ World 2022 episode 15

Gardeners’ World 2022 episode 15

Gardeners’ World 2022 episode 15: Monty plants out annuals in the jewel garden, adds agapanthus to the mound and finds a new home for his pelargoniums. Adam Frost visits an innovative kitchen garden at the Tottenham Hotspur training centre in north London, which provides fresh produce for its players, coaches and staff.       In Wiltshire, Carol Klein is at a glorious garden which employs clever use of curves, circles and spheres in its evergreen planting. Plus a gardener…

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