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The Nature of Things

Season 49 2009 - 2010

  • 2009-10-12T00:00:00Z on CBC (CA)
  • 45 mins
  • 15 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.

20 episodes

49x01 A Murder of Crows

  • Season Premiere

    2009-10-12T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

A rare and intimate glimpse into the inner life of one of the most intelligent, playful and mischievous species on the planet.

49x02 Mini Monsters of Amazonia

  • 2009-10-19T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

A look at the astonishing and complex relationships of the "mini monsters", insects of the Membracidae family - treehoppers that live amid one of the richest ecosystems on the planet, one so mysterious most people don't even know that it exists.

49x03 Broken Tail's Last Journey

  • 2009-10-26T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

A personal quest to discover the truth behind the disappearance of a captivating tiger, one of the world's leading tiger cameramen, tracks the escape and subsequent wanderings of a male tiger, named Broken Tail, from Ranthambore National Park.

49x04 Darwin's Brave New World: Origins

  • 2009-11-02T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

The extraordinary and often harrowing story of Charles Darwin's 30-year struggle to piece together the mystifying puzzle he saw in nature, and publish his theory on the evolution of life on earth.

After labouring in secret for twenty years, Charles Darwin is almost trumped by the obscure, young naturalist Alfred Wallace. Shocked that someone else is drawing the same conclusions he once did while travelling through the Southern Hemisphere, Darwin is convinced by his friends to complete his masterwork and publish post-haste.

49x07 Suzuki Diaries: Coastal Canada

  • 2009-11-23T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

A father and daughter set out with hope on a journey of discovery to Canada's three coasts determined to find solutions for a troubled ocean and look signs of a sustainable future.

49x08 To Bee or Not to Bee

  • 2009-01-08T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Could bees be an early warning sign of a larger problem with our ecology? Are they the canary in the coal mine for the health of planet earth?

Meet nature's detectives; how bugs, plants, bones ... even dust can be formidable enemies of crime.

49x10 The Downside of High

  • 2010-01-29T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Is today's strong pot damaging young minds? That provocative question is at the heart of this new documentary on recent science discoveries about marijuana and mental illness.

49x11 Bat & Man

  • 2010-02-05T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Bats are scientifically extraordinary creatures. Now scientists have begun unlocking the secrets of the bat and are developing potential medical therapies based on their discoveries.

49x12 My Nuclear Neighbour

  • 2010-02-12T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

What would you do if you discovered a nuclear plant might be built right next door? Two women from Peace River Alberta journey into Ontario's nuclear heartland, to find out for themselves about life with a nuclear neighbour.

49x13 Uakari: Secrets of the Red Monkey

  • 2010-02-19T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

A journey into the rainforests of the Peruvian amazon to investigate the mysterious Red Uakari monkey, never before filmed in the wild.

49x14 One Ocean: Birth of an Ocean

  • 2010-03-05T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Explore the ocean's tumultuous history and how the ocean transformed the earth into the livable, blue planet it is today.

49x15 One Ocean: Footprints in the Sand

  • 2010-03-12T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Ancient traditional fisheries, over-development and the places of recovery that can give us hope for a healthy future ocean all intersect.

49x16 One Ocean: Mysteries of the Deep

  • 2010-03-19T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

Starting in the deepest part of the ocean, take a secret and magical world of bizarre creatures and new discoveries deep beneath the surface.

49x17 One Ocean: The Changing Sea

  • 2010-03-26T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

Explore some of the most stunning underwater locations in the world and set sail on a scientific race to predict the fate of the global ocean.

49x18 Masters of Space

  • 2010-04-02T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

Is space becoming a new war zone? A revealing look at the fine line between space-faring and space warfare.

49x19 One Ocean: The Changing Sea

  • 2010-03-26T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

Explore some of the most stunning underwater locations in the world and set sail on a scientific race to predict the fate of the global ocean.

49x20 Masters of Space

  • 2010-04-02T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

Is space becoming a new war zone? A revealing look at the fine line between space-faring and space warfare.

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