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The Nature of Things

Season 32 1991 - 1993

  • 1991-10-03T00:00:00Z on CBC (CA)
  • 45 mins
  • 11 hours, 15 mins
  • Canada
  • English
  • Documentary

The Nature of Things is one of the most successful series in the history of Canadian television. Hosted by the world-renowned geneticist and environmentalist, David Suzuki, the program is in its 57th season, a landmark by any standard.

Every week, the influential program presents stories that are driven by a scientific understanding of the world. Stories full of adventure, drama and insight. Our programs entertain and inspire audiences by engaging with the people and personalities behind the science.

From the search for other life in the universe to the psychology of babies, from the furry animals that invade your backyard to the consequences of human progress, The Nature of Things throws open the door to the wonder and accomplishments of science.

16 episodes

32x01 The Debate on Animal Research Issues

  • Season Premiere

    1991-10-03T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

Season Premiere - Visits to research facilities in Canada, the United States and Great Britain highlight the debate on animal research issues.

32x02 The Grizzly Bear: Losing Ground

  • 1991-10-10T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

Documentary about the precarious situation of grizzly bears in Canada.

32x03 Air Crash

  • 1991-10-17T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

Folder on research conducted by the experts of air safety when an aircraft accident occurs.

32x04 Post Mortem

  • 1991-10-31T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Advances in forensics that uses new techniques including DNA identification.

32x05 Hooked on Oil (R)

  • 1991-11-14T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

The oil addiction of the industrialized world. .

32x06 25 hour Clock

  • 1991-11-21T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Documentary on our biological clock.

32x07 The Human Tide

  • 1991-11-28T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Since 1950, the human population of the world has doubled to nearly five and a half billion people. The major factor behind our assault on the environment is the rapidly accelerating growth of the human population. The world population is exploding and we must find a way to control our numbers.

32x08 Running for their Lives

  • 1991-12-05T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

A portrait of the life of the wild dog by photographer Hugh Miles that includes the forces threatening the extinction of Africa's most endangered carnivore.

32x09 Lasers: Brighter Than the Sun

  • 1992-01-16T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Lasers have uses in communications, education, medicine, manufacturing and war.

32x10 Seasons of the Sea

  • 1992-01-23T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

The life cycles of the animals living in the giant kelp forests off the coast of California.

32x11 A Toxic Journey

  • 1992-02-06T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Documentary on the inhabitants of the three cities that are urging the government to act against industrial pollution.

32x12 Burgess Shale

  • 1992-03-12T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Documentary on marine fossils buried the in the Rocky Mountain feet.

32x14 April 29, 1992

  • 1992-04-30T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

Title to be confirmed.

Anthropologist Dr. Shirley Strum reveals the social behavior of a troop of African olive baboons known as the ``Pumphouse Gang.''.

32x16 A Climate for Change

  • 1993-05-31T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

Global warming may cause rising sea levels and agricultural disaster.

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