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And the Mammals Laid Eggs

And the Mammals Laid Eggs

2004, Nature

In 1798 the zoologists of the British Museum in London met to examine the skin of an extraordinary animal, which had been sent to them from New South Wales by a colonist called Dawson. That animal was completely different from anything they'd ever...

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Animal Sapiens

Animal Sapiens

2003, Nature

Indeed, great questions have practically characterized our cultures. At times they've taken us down some rather strange paths. They've given rise to religions and of course, they've given birth to and destroyed entire civilizations. But, curiously the...

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Korubo: A Fight to the End

Korubo: A Fight to the End

2004, Nature

The last white men these Amazon hunters killed were three loggers on the Quixito River. The Korubo go out from time to time to collect some of the enemy's souls, to honor their dead and revenge them. Their hunting party begins on a low heat. A...

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The Secret World of Plants

The Secret World of Plants

2004, Nature

Plants have marked the evolution of life and continue to fulfill an essential role in a balanced ecology. For millions of years, plants have created habitat in which animals could develop. They are the first link in a long chain of life, but the job...

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Don Quixote of the Jungle

Don Quixote of the Jungle

2000, Nature

817,000 indigenous people live in Brazil, 0.4 percent of this country's population, and they're endangered. When the white man arrived in Brazil in the year 1500, there were six million native people living here. What has happened since then? For the...

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Dressed to Live: Wildlife Styles

Dressed to Live: Wildlife Styles

2013, Nature

Dressed to Live playfully explores the "fashion sense" of the animal kingdom by taking viewers on a global tour and educating them on the many purposes of skin, feathers, fur and even glands in facilitating communication, reproduction, defense, and...

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Desert of the Skeletons

Desert of the Skeletons

2013, Nature

This is the coast which, for centuries, the sailors who ply the commercial routes feared, respected, and above all, avoided. It sends us through the skeletons of dead animals bleached by the sun, testimony to the harshness of this coast where only the...

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The Selfish Ape: The Tribe of Suit

The Selfish Ape: The Tribe of Suit

2011, Nature

Our lineage evolved out there in a dangerous world in which only the winners are capable of surviving. Some families acquired fangs, others procured amazing adaptations that enabled them to prosper in the most inhospitable places on the planet. These...

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Isolated: The Zo'é Tribe

Isolated: The Zo'é Tribe

2000, Nature

In this inhabited jungle, the human voice is an ancestral melody and open secret in a silent and forbidden territory. The cellphone fever hasn't reached here yet, but their need for communication is as important as ours. It's 8am and one must go out...

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Tigers Fighting Back

Tigers Fighting Back

2007, Nature

Tigers have a right to survive as much as human beings. With fewer than 7,000 of the big cats left, many people think they're doomed to extinction, but some men dare to believe otherwise. The absolute key to saving the wild tigers is protection. If we...

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Tarsier: The Littlest Alien

Tarsier: The Littlest Alien

2010, Nature

In the Southern Philippines a new dance celebrates an ancient and secretive animal, a predator that is our primate relative, and whose origins reach back many millions of years. This is unique animal which chooses only one special night of the year to...

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Nature's War Zone

Nature's War Zone

2012, Nature

Out of the sands of a desert island, new life emerges from the remnants of the dead. Birthplace to a race of ancient reptiles, its beaches are an inferno, too deadly to linger on. Where the only escape leads pass the jaws of a monster. Every year, the...

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