Posts tagged ‘David Attenborough’

January 18, 2012

Symphony of Science does Evolution


A musical celebration of the wonders of biology, including evolution, natural selection, DNA, and more. Featuring David Attenborough, Richard Dawkins and Bill Nye. “The Greatest Show on Earth” is the 13th video in the Symphony of Science music videos series.”

Visit for more videos.

November 26, 2011

How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth?

ON the 31 of October, the world population surpassed 7 billion.

Sir David Attenborough and the problem of population. Full length, in HD.

Visit Population Matters for more information on what can be done.

And Yes, there is an iPad Ap. for this…

November 3, 2011

First Life

David Attenborough introduces First Life

I have not seen the series yet, and…err….I wouldn’t mind reviewing a boxed DVD set…eh?

July 8, 2011

Symphony of Science: Children of Africa

Another production for the Symphony of Science series:

 A musical celebration of humanity, its origins, and achievements, contrasted with a somber look at our environmentally destructive tendencies and deep similarities with other primates. Featuring Jacob Bronowski, Alice Roberts, Carolyn Porco, Jane Goodall, Robert Sapolsky, Neil deGrasse Tyson and David Attenborough.”

Hat-tip to Bad Astronomy.

May 23, 2011

Genius of Britain–On DVD May 31

The Channel 4 seriesGenius of Britain: The Scientists Who Changed the World will be released on DVD on May 31, 2011.

From the Athena press release:

Charismatic men of action and reclusive eccentrics. Eureka moments and serendipitous strokes of luck. Discoveries born of crisis and insatiable curiosity. The history of scientific progress in Britain offers an astonishing breadth of personalities and has had an awe-inspiring effect on civilization.

Each episode in this five-part series brings an era of scientific thought to vivid life, with modern-day geniuses examining the legacies of their heroes. Stephen Hawking takes on Isaac Newton, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins discusses Alfred Russel Wallace, acclaimed naturalist David Attenborough profiles Joseph Banks, and many more. Also in the mix: industrial designer James Dyson, Nobel Prize-winning geneticist Paul Nurse, and others.

Along the way, learn intriguing facts about famous scientists and discover unheralded people whose revelations have changed the way we live today, paving the path for everything from the steam engine to current thinking about the atom and evolution.

I hope to review episodes of this collection as soon as time permits.

(Available at Acorn.)

March 17, 2011

Sir David Attenborough on Conservation and Population

From the RSA website:

Broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough presents the 2011 RSA President’s Lecture.

The dangers facing the earth’s ecosystems are well known and the subject of great concern at all levels. Climate change is high on the list. But argues Sir David Attenborough, there is an underlying and associated cause – population growth.


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