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Title David Attenborough's First Life: Arrival - Ep 1 of 2 / Director: Williams, Martin
Published Australia : ABC, 2011
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Summary In 50 years of broadcasting, Sir David Attenborough has travelled the globe to document the living world in all its wonder. Now, in the landmark series First Life, he completes his journey by going back in time to the very roots of the tree of life, in search of the very first animals.From the fog bound coastline of Newfoundland to the deserts of North Africa and the rainforests of Queensland, Attenborough finds evidence in fossils and living animals of an extraordinary period in Earth's history, half a billion years ago, when animals first appeared in the oceans from the first animals that moved, to the first predators that killed and the first legs that walked on land.This is a story that can only be told now, because in the last 20 years, stunning fossil finds at sites across the world have transformed our understanding of the first life forms. The latest technology allows us, in photorealistic computer generated imagery, to discover the creatures that evolved the traits and tools that helped all animals, including us, to survive to this day.PRODUCTION DETAILSExecutive Producer for BBC: Cassian Harrison; Presenter and writer: Sir David Attenborough; Series Producer: Anthony Geffen; Series Director: Martin Williams. In association with Atlantic productions
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2011-02-27 at 19:30:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Life -- Origin.
Natural history.
Paleontologists.
Stromatolites.
Synchrotrons.
England -- London.
Switzerland.
Form Streaming video
Author Attenborough, David, host
Barton, Hazel, contributor
Degnan, Bernard, contributor
Donoghue, Philip, contributor
Droser, Mary, contributor
Gehling, Jim, contributor
Narbonne, Guy, contributor
Williams, Martin, director