One of the most ambitious landmark series allows us to experience the world from the viewpoint of the animals themselves. Traveling through jungles, deserts, mountains, islands, grasslands, and cities, this series explores the unique characteristics of Earth's most iconic habitats and the extraordinary ways animals survive within them.
The Arctic and Antarctic remain the greatest wildernesses on Earth. The scale and beauty of the scenery and the sheer power of the elements, the weather, the rough ocean and the ice, is unmatched anywhere else on our planet. tells the compelling story of animals such as the wandering albatross, the adelie penguin and the polar bear, and paints a portrait that will take your breath away, at a moment when, melting fast, the frozen regions of our planet may soon be changed forever.
What will the world be like when mankind is extinct? The pyramids may stand forever, but the cities will disappear. Our greatest masterpieces will fade and crumble. As global warming and the depletion of natural resources become ever more pressing issues it is critical to consider how we can reduce our impact on the planet. Journey to locations around the globe already going through the processes of a lack of human intervention. See the changes wrought in just decades in ghostly settlements like Chernobyl, which was abandoned since only 1986, and island towns off the coast of Maine. How long would it take before the last remnants of mankind completely disappeared?
Academy Award-winning filmmakers expose the forces that are leading our planet to its next mass extinction, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species. A never-before-seen view of an international wildlife trade, operating in the shadows, reveals how creatures that have survived for millions of years may be wiped from Earth in our lifetime.
David Suzuki, iconic Canadian scientist, educator, broadcaster, and activist, delivers a lecture on the eve of his 75th birthday, which he describes as a distillation of his life and thoughts, his legacy, what he wants to say before he dies. Filmed before a live audience, in front of a memory box of moving, distilled images, he articulates a core, urgent message: the limits of the biosphere have been exhausted and it is imperative that humans rethink their relationship with the natural world.
The film investigates the growing threat posed by the rapid and massive loss of biodiversity on the planet. Examines the primary drivers of species loss: habitat destruction, global warming, pollution, and invasive species, all the result of human population and our consumption patterns. Features leading scientists, social scientists, environmentalists and others.
Great transformations focuses on the evolutionary changes that triggered the earth's incredible diversity. Extinction! explores why, then confronts a frightening notion: are humans causing the next mass extinction-- the sixth in the history of life on earth?
British comedian legend Stephen Fry and zoologist Mark Carwardine travel from the Amazon's steamy jungles to New Zealand's icy mountain tops seeking some of the most remarkable and endangered creatures of Earth. Entertaining and informative with a unique insight into the fascinating world that we are in danger of losing.
Chronicles the famed biologist's lifelong love for the natural world and his groundbreaking research. Wilson's work on ant communication led to his remarkable studies of advanced social behavior. His research turned to human behavior, and his controversial theories on the role of evolutionary processes in social behavior. His work in the great National Park of Gorongosa, brings together the great themes of his life and work: nature and humanity's place in it.
A documentary style film, which depicts Rachel Carson in the final year of her life. Struggling with cancer and in the wake of the uproar after the publication of her book Silent spring, she recounts with both humor and anger the attacks by the chemical industry, the government, and the press as she focuses her limited energy to get her message to Congress and the American people.
Filmed in September 2007 at Rachel Carson's cottage Southport Island, Maine.
Adapted from the play A Sense of Wonder written and performed by Kaiulani Lee.
Marking the 150th anniversary of the publication of 'On the Origin of Species,' this program shows how Charles Darwin developed his theory of evolution and explores its ramifications in today's scientific community. Renowned natural history interpreter David Attenborough travels the glove, examining fresh evidence for Darwinian thought and illustrating why it is more relevant than ever.
Part 1 focuses on Darwin's early life and influences, tracing his maturation as a naturalist. Examines his key influences, including Thomas Malthus and Robert Edmund Grant, as well as his life-changing voyage on the HMS Beagle. Part 2 focuses on the impacts of Darwin's theories and writings on evolution and natural selection. The program explores the contentious ideas arising from his work, including eugenics, group selection, sociobiology, evolutionary psychology and co-evolution.
Examines the many ways that our animal ancestors shaped our anatomical destiny. Using both the fossil record and DNA evidence, traces various parts of the human body's structure to creatures that lived long, long, ago.
NOVA's...investigation explores how new discoveries are transforming views of our earliest ancestors. Featuring interviews with world-renowned scientists, footage shot "in the trenches" as fossils were unearthed, and...computer-generated animation, [these programs] bring early hominids to life, examining how we became the creative and adaptable modern humans of today...
The source of the earth's great variety of animals was a scientific mystery until Charles Darwin proposed the idea of natural selection. Nova presents breakthroughs in a new science nicknamed "evo devo" that are linking the enigma of origins to another of nature's mysteries, the development of embryos.