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Evolution offers a groundbreaking and definitive view of the extraordinary impact the evolutionary process has had on our understanding of the world around us. Beginning with Darwin?s revolutionary theory, this seven-part series explores all facets of evolution: the changes that spawned the tree of life, the power of sex, how evolution continues to affect us every day, and the perceived conflict between science and religion. Episodes: Darwin?s Dangerous Idea Moments of drama in Darwin's life are mixed with current research to explore why his theory of evolution might matter even more today than it did in his own time. Great Transformations The Earth?s important evolutionary developments: from the four-limbed body plan, the journey of animal life from water to land, and the emergence of humans. Extinction! Some 99.9 percent of all species that have ever lived on earth are now extinct. Why then are humans causing the next mass extinction - the sixth in the history of life on earth? The Evolutionary Arms Race Explore our own spiralling arms race with microorganisms - the only real threat to our existence - and trace the alarming spread of resistance among pathogens that cause disease. Why Sex? In evolutionary terms, sex is more important than life itself. Investigate the endless variety of sexual expression and the powerful hold sex exerts over almost all living things. The Mind?s Big Bang Between 100,000 and 50,000 years ago, something happened that triggered a creative, technological, and social explosion, allowing humans to dominate the planet. What forces may have contributed to the emergence of the modern human mind? What About God? Humans are the only species on earth that try to explain who they are and how they came to be. Encounter people struggling to find a balance between the different roles of religion and science in assigning order to the universe and a purpose to life.

Directors: David Espar, Susan K. Lewis, Joel Olicker, Kate Churchill, Richard Hutton, Gail Willumsen, Noel Buckner, Robert Whittlesey

Starring: Liam Neeson (narrator)

Release Information

Label: SirenFormat: 2 DVDs
Genre:DocumentaryPackage:Amaray
Rating:EAudio: Stereo
Cat No:SVE0621Aspect:16:9
UPC: 9330080006212 Runtime:480
Release:13.03.2008Region:4
Y.O.P.:2001PAL/NTSC: PAL
Language:EnglishSubtitles:English

Features

Access to the Evolution Web site, featuring interactive games and activities, a comprehensive evolution library, online teacher course and student lessons, a printable teacher?s guide, an evolution glossary and FAQs, and more