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The Nature of Things

Season 33 1992

  • 1992-11-05T01:00:00Z on CBC (CA)
  • 45 mins
  • 12 hours, 0 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.

18 episodes

33x01 The Last Survivors

  • Season Premiere

    1992-11-05T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Alberta ranchers fear that a bison herd in Wood Buffalo National Park carries communicable diseases.

33x02 Living With Stress

  • 1992-11-12T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Examining the relationship between illness and stress.

33x03 If Caribou Could Vote

  • 1992-11-19T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Environmentalists, the oil industry and politicians debate drilling for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

33x04 The Elements

  • 1992-11-26T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Poet Roger McGough explains the chemical elements.

33x05 Back Street Bandits / Milkweed

  • 1992-12-03T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Raccoons thrive in Toronto; scientists study natural interactions dependent upon milkweed.

33x06 End of the Line

  • 1992-12-17T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Overfishing and other man-made problems threaten the oceans.

33x07 Toys

  • 1992-12-24T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Toys play a role in childhood development and help children learn to cope with a complex world.

33x08 In the Company of Moose

  • 1993-01-07T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Gisele Benoit observes moose.

33x09 The Mystery of the Mind

  • 1993-01-21T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

How memory works, and the role it plays in our lives.

33x10 Monkey Business

  • 1993-01-28T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

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

New research addresses the causes of diabetes and its treatment.

33x12 Baboons

  • 1993-02-17T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

The life cycle of the baboon.

A natural park protecting one of the world's last remaining undamaged coral reefs is located off the coast of Egypt.

33x14 Pumping Hormones

  • 1993-03-25T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Scientists study the role of hormones in disease prevention and treatment.

33x15 The Hidden World of the Bog

  • 1993-04-01T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Close-up photography shows the plants and animals that inhabit the bogs of the world, including orchids, mosses and carnivorous plants.

33x16 A Climate for Change

  • 1993-05-31T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

Global warming may cause rising sea levels and agricultural disaster.

33x17 Elephant Seals

  • no air date — 45 mins

An elephant-seal pup learns to swim, dive, sleep under water and recognize food.

33x18 No Spare Parts

  • no air date — 45 mins

Small workshops use recycled automobile parts and traditional crafting skills to produce machinery of great benefit to the local people.