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This relatively obscure series (2002) is a real find. 7 hour long episodes tell the story of primarily invertebrates of the sea (sponges, anemones, flatworms, molluscs, arthropods, jellyfish, sea stars, etc…) over the course of time and how we relate and in some cases depend on these seemingly lowly creatures.
Interesting propaganda from ABC.
One gets the feeling that the decision to frame the title The Death of the Oceans? as a question may have been taken at the last minute in order to discourage immediate despair on the part of the viewer.
Nice Guys Finish First is a 1986 documentary by Richard Dawkins which discusses selfishness and cooperation, arguing that evolution often favors co-operative behavior, and focusing especially on the tit for tat strategy of the prisoner’s dilemma game. In the opening scene, Richard Dawkins responds very precisely to what he views as a misrepresentation of his first book The Selfish Gene .
Earth was born as a result of repeated asteroid collisions, the moon created by a single giant impact event.
What lies below the frozen Arctic ice-sheets?
Inside Nature’s Giants dissects the largest animals on the planet to uncover their evolutionary secrets.
Nature’s Great Events takes up the mantle left by the stunning BBC series Planet Earth , and offers a closer look at some of the most fascinating and dramatic natural happenings on the planet. Narrated by David Attenborough, it digs in some detail into the impact on nature of certain events, and manages to hone in on small stories in the midst of major happenings. It’s a breathtaking cocktail.
For more than 150 million years, dinosaurs dominated Earth. They were so successful that other animal groups – mammals included – had little chance of playing anything more than secondary roles.
Episode 1: Lightning
4 billion years in the ocean, from the beginning of life until that incredible moment when the first vertebrate emerged onto dry land and opened the path to the conquest of the continents.
We are the only species on earth that cooks its food – and we are also the cleverest species on the planet.
Transport yourself back to the time when dinosaurs inhabited our continent – and relive a fascinating 150 million years of evolution ! Using state-of-the-art computer animation paired with live-action backgrounds, When Dinosaurs Roamed America incorporates the latest scientific findings to show you how dinosaurs lived and died right in our own backyard.