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  • Published: [Arlington, Va.?] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, 2010.
  • Year Published: 2010
  • Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD
  • Rated: Not Rated

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  • 9781608830985
  • 1608830985
  • 841887011013


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What Darwin never knew

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Based on the books: Endless forms most beautiful ; and, The making of the fittest / by Sean B. Carroll.

Originally produced for the television program on Nova in 2009.

Unanswered questions -- The Galapagos -- Descent with modification -- Natural selection -- The magic of DNA -- 23,000 genes -- Fruit flies -- Gene switches -- A transitional form -- From fins to limbs -- The hand -- Our brains -- What makes us human?

Lance Lewman, narrator.

The source of the earth's great variety of animals was a scientific mystery until Charles Darwin proposed the idea of natural selection. Nova presents breakthroughs in a new science nicknamed "evo devo" that are linking the enigma of origins to another of nature's mysteries, the development of embryos.

DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital stereo., NTSC.

Contents: Endless forms most beautiful. -- Making of the fittest.

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