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Darwin's dangerous idea

Author: George AkersDavid EsparSusan K LewisLiam NeesonChristopher LarkinAll authors
Publisher: [Boston, MA] : WGBH Boston Video, ©2001.
Series: Collection Evolution, 1.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This episode interweaves the drama in key moments of Darwin's life with documentary sequences of current research, linking past to present and introducing major concepts of evolutionary theory. It explores why Darwin's "dangerous idea" might matter even more today than it did in his own time, and reveals how science might be used to explain the past and predict the future of life on earth.
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Genre/Form: Science television programs
DVD-Video discs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: George Akers; David Espar; Susan K Lewis; Liam Neeson; Christopher Larkin; Jane Cunliffe; Mark Tandy; Bernice Schneider; Sheldon Mirowitz; Alastair Reid; Linda Garmon; Adrian J Desmond; James Moore; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.). Science Unit.; Clear Blue Sky Productions.; WGBH Video (Firm)
ISBN: 157807858X 9781578078585 1578078563 9781578078561
OCLC Number: 49035359
Language Note: Close-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Drama based on Darwin by Adrian Desmond and James Moore.
Documentary.
"WG35489."
"As seen on PBS."
Special features: Access to the Evolution Web site; chapter search; closed captions.
Credits: Editor, Bernice Schneider ; music, Sheldon Mirowitz ; drama directed by Alastair Reid ; drama produced by Linda Garmon ; drama edited by George Akers.
Cast: Christopher Larkin, Jane Cunliffe, Mark Tandy.
Performer(s): Liam Neeson, narrator.
Description: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Prologue --
Common ancestry --
Ecuador and the tree of life --
Natural selection --
Mutation and HIV --
Complexity --
How the eye evolved --
God --
A scientist discusses religion --
The human question --
Humans and the tree of life --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Collection Evolution, 1.
Other Titles: Nova (Television program)
Responsibility: a co-production of the WGBH/NOVA Science Unit and Clear Blue Sky Productions ; written and directed by David Espar and Susan K. Lewis.

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This episode interweaves the drama in key moments of Darwin's life with documentary sequences of current research, linking past to present and introducing major concepts of evolutionary theory. It explores why Darwin's "dangerous idea" might matter even more today than it did in his own time, and reveals how science might be used to explain the past and predict the future of life on earth.

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