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Series: Evolution

 

Evolution: Great Transformations

   2004    Science
What triggered the incredible diversity of life on Earth, and how have complex life forms, including humans, evolved? Is there direction to evolution? And is human intelligence inevitable? This program focuses on evolution's 'great transformations' —among them the development of a standard four-limbed body plan, the journey from water to land, the return of marine mammals to the sea, and the emergence of humans. Driven by a combination of opportunism and a genetic 'toolkit', these astounding leaps forward define the arc of evolution. And they suggest that every living creature on earth today, and every species that has ever existed, is a variation on a grand genetic theme—a member of one, and only one, tree of life

Evolution: The Evolutionary Arms Race

   2004    Science
Survival of the fittest: Raw competition? Intense cooperation? Both are essential. Interactions between and within species are among the most powerful evolutionary forces on Earth, and understanding them may be a key to our own survival.

The Toys that Made Us
The Toys that Made Us

   2017    Technology
A Perfect Planet
A Perfect Planet

   2021    Nature
Speed
Speed

   2019    Technology
Myths and Heroes
Myths and Heroes

   2005    History
Minimalism
Minimalism

   2015    Culture
Apocalypse: World War 1
Apocalypse: World War 1

   2014    History
The Human Body
The Human Body

   1998    Medicine
Africa with David Attenborough
Africa with David Attenborough

   2013    Nature