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Title Wonders Of Life: Home - Ep 5 Of 5 / Director: Bradshaw, Gideon
Published Australia : ABC1, 2012
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Summary Presented by Professor Brian Cox, this beautiful and definitive 5 x 60 minute series looks at natural history from a physics perspective, revealing how a few fundamental laws gave birth to the most complex, diverse and unique force in the universe - life. Wonders Of Life tells the story of the amazing diversity and adaptability of life through the fundamental laws that govern it. Each episode tackles a different aspect of life on Earth, travelling to a single location that illustrates it best. During the final episode of Wonders Of Life, Professor Brian Cox considers what it is about our world that has made it a home and asks what ingredients are necessary to turn a tiny speck of rock in space into a living, vibrant planet.To find out, Brian travels to one of Earth's richest and most bio-diverse territories - Mexico. He begins by diving into a beautiful azure sink hole or cenote, a characteristic feature and primary water source in southern Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, in search of our most essential ingredient. He then travels aboard the spectacular Copper Canyon Railway to measure the impact that the sun has on our planet.At the end of the train journey, he arrives in Mexico's beautiful mountain interior where he uncovers how the relationship life has with the sun has led to one of the most astonishing of all life's inventions - photosynthesis.Finally, Brian visits a remote enclave high up in the pine forests of central Mexico to witness one of nature's greatest sights, the arrival of the monarch butterflies. PRODUCTION DETAILS:Production details: Series producer: James Van Der Pool (Wonders of the Universe, Horizon), Executive producer: Andrew Cohen (Wonders of the Universe, Horizon). A BBC/Science Channel/CCTV9 co-production
Event Broadcast 2013-07-25 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Monarch butterfly -- Migration.
Natural history.
Photosynthesis -- Environmental aspects.
Sinkholes.
Vital force.
Mexico.
Form Streaming video
Author Bradshaw, Gideon, director
Cox, Brian, host