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In another acclaimed Wonders series, Professor Brian Cox turns his knowledge and enthusiasm to explore the science that enables life to thrive on Earth. This beautiful and definitive series reveals how, 3.7 billion years ago, basic scientific laws gave birth to the most complex, diverse and unique force in the universe – life. Professor Brian Cox reveals how light, gravity, time, matter and energy became the building blocks of everything, from the smallest microbe on Earth to the biggest galaxy. Wonders of Life tells the story of the amazing diversity and adaptability of life through the laws that govern it: from the dance of chromosomes as cells divide to the spark of electricity that causes muscles to move. Visiting spectacular locations including the flooded Taal Volcano on the Philippine island of Luzon, the Australian outback and the Borneo rainforests, it uncovers the secrets of life in the most unexpected locations and poses the question: could the conditions for life be repeated elsewhere in the universe?
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoWhat Is Life?||Professor Brian Cox embarks upon an exploration of how a few fundamental laws gave birth to the most complex, diverse and unique feature of our universe; life. Professor Cox journeys to the volcanic landscapes of South-East Asia, seeking to understand how life first began and how that spark has endured to this day.||59:31||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoExpanding Universe||Professor Cox travels across the US and encounters some astonishing creatures that reveal how the senses evolved. A unique retelling of our evolutionary history takes Brain through life's journey, from single-celled organisms to sentient beings.||59:12||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEndless Forms Most Beautiful||Professor Brian Cox travels to the richly bio-diverse areas of Southern Africa and Madagascar and asks why is it that the Earth is so fertile and life is so diverse. He searches for clues by considering the chemistry of a lion. The answer, he reveals, lies, in part in carbon. It’s a universal building block forged by the stars that is captured by the living world. By following the stellar origins of carbon and the universality of the laws of nature, Brian contemplates whether there could be similar life elsewhere in the universe.||59:09||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSize Matters||Professor Brian Cox travels to Australia, the big country down under, to explain how size determines the nature of life. Gravity and electromagnetism impact heavily on different types of life – from a single bacterium to a 110 metre tree – determining shape, movement and longevity.||58:44||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHome||Professor Brian Cox concludes his exploration of how the fundamental laws of science gave birth to the most complex and unique feature of the universe - life. Professor Cox considers what it is about our world that makes it a home for life and asks what ingredients were necessary to transform this once barren planet into the Earth we know today? He reveals that it was a rare chain of events combined with the power of life itself that have made Earth unique amongst the cosmos.||58:35||$2.99||View In iTunes|
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Brian Cox is this generations Carl Sagan and Jacques Cousteau in one package.
Watch these beautiful programs and be enlightened about current scientific understanding of the world around you.
This series is brilliantly shot and the wonder of life is described perfectly by Brian Cox!
thank you Professor Cox!
The reviewer above summed it up perfectly by claiming that Brain Cox is this generations Carl Sagan. His passion and enthusiasm makes you want to educate yourself further. The cinematography and special effects are first rate. I hope he continues to produce similar series for years to come.