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Title How To Grow A Planet: Life From Light - Ep 1 Of 3 / Director: Shoolingin-Jordan, Nick
Published Australia : ABC1, 2012
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Summary Plants are a silent power that have shaped the Earth, creating our atmosphere and driving the evolution of every single animal in the world - including us. This fascinating three-part series offers a totally new perspective on our planet's history. Narrated and starring Professor Iain Stewart, How to Grow a Planet is a visual feast offering a stunning new perspective on Earth science.We might think humans are the most powerful living thing on Earth, but it's plants that time and again have set the agenda for life. All animals rely on plants for their survival. This is not an accident - they are the most powerful evolutionary force on Earth. Plants enabled amphibians to leave the water, they had a hand in the rise and fall of the dinosaurs, and they ensured the ultimate triumph of insects, mammals, birds and even us humans - all for their own benefit. Plants have only ever had one goal, the domination of the planet.In episode one, Professor Stewart takes a look at how plants created the world - creating the oxygen we breathe, the soil we walk on and deciding which animals live and die. Episode two, he delves into the world of flowers and explains how after the dinosaurs were wiped out, it was flowering plants which inherited the Earth. In the final episode, he takes a close look at the most powerful plant in our planet's history; grass.Epic in scale, cinematic in style, this landmark series utilises the latest state-of-the-art photographic techniques from time- lapse to high speed and innovative CGI, How to Grow a Planet travels right into the inner world of plants and sees life on our planet from a new and stunning perspective.PRODUCTION DETAILS:A BBC Production. Executive producer Mark Hedgecoe
Event Broadcast 2012-06-03 at 19:30:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Animal behavior.
Natural history.
Earth (Planet)
Form Streaming video
Author Shoolingin-Jordan, Nicholas, director
Stewart, Iain, host
Britt, Brooks B, contributor
Dominy, Peter, contributor
Dube, Pascal, contributor
Gilbert, Edward, contributor
Henri, Tiny, contributor
Kawai, Grace, contributor
Limbert, Deb, contributor
Limbert, Howard, contributor
Whitelock, Loran, contributor