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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.

Life Story
Life Story

   2014    Nature
Atom
Atom

   2007    Science
D-Day
D-Day

   2013    History
How the Universe Works
How the Universe Works

   2014    Science
P.U.L.S.E
P.U.L.S.E

   2006    Art
The Climate Wars
The Climate Wars

      Nature
Space Race
Space Race

   2005    Technology
How to Grow a Planet
How to Grow a Planet

   2012    Science