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Series: Triumph of Life

 

Triumph of Life: The Four Billion Year War

   2006    Nature
A compelling new vision of the epic forces that have shaped every aspect of existence on our planet. Life on this planet has fought a ceaseless battle for survival since it first appeared some four billion years ago. Yet out of this eternal conflict has emerged the overwhelming richness and diversity we see around us. Exploring this paradox, Triumph of Life begins with a penetrating look at the process of evolution and the driving force behind it - genes.

The Mating Game

   2006    Nature
Sex is the key to the immortality of genes, and any tactic necessary will be deployed in the cause of reproduction - even if it's suicidal to the participant. This episode explores many of the most ingenious, complex, and dramatic methods that animals employ to ensure the continuation of their genetic line.

The Survivors

   2006    Nature
Some 65 million years ago, the dinosaurs were wiped out when their gene machines failed to cope with the cataclysmic changes that followed a comet's collision with Earth. But with extinction came new life, and surviving mammals evolved to seize the territory left vacant by the vanquished. The concluding episode explores the factors that make winners and losers in the game of life, and poses the question: Who will triumph in the long run?
Himalaya with Michael Palin
Himalaya with Michael Palin

   2004    Culture
Generation Iron
Generation Iron

   2017    Culture
Senna
Senna

   2010    Culture
The Universe
The Universe

   2010    Science
How to Grow a Planet
How to Grow a Planet

   2012    Science
Rome
Rome

      History
Life In Cold Blood
Life In Cold Blood

   2008    Nature
Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places
Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places

   2016    Science