Your book reviews are fascinating and provide my only real window into books like this at the moment. I feel I have to prioritize my reading to support my career (yesterday I read Trey Ratcliff's book on Instagram), so your review was like a condensed version of the book for me.
I may have mentioned that back in the day I produced a documentary for Stanford, just for students to watch in class. And then PBS picked it up, showed it in various countries around the world, and we beat out National Geographic and NOVA to take 2nd place at The National Educational Film Festival.
It's about earthquakes and how they affected ancient history in the Middle East, which I found completely fascinating (I'm a geophysicist). I shot most of it and edited it all, so I didn't have the pros the other companies did and I made a ton of mistakes. I wish I could do it over again knowing what I know now, but it's the story that carried it.