Nov. 06, 1960
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60 min.
CBC TV Network

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The Nature of Things (CA)

The Nature Of Things presents stories that are driven by a scientific understanding of the world. Stories full of adventure, drama and insight. The 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 program throws open the door to the wonder and accomplishments of science.


The Nature of Things (CA) Season 59 (2019-2020)

59x01 59 59x01 She Walks With Apes
The epic story of three legendary women who fought to save the great apes - and inspired a generation.
Sep. 20, 2019
59x02 59 59x02 Grasslands: A Hidden Wilderness
Canada's prairies are among the world's most endangered, least protected ecosystems, but there are people working to keep them wild.
Sep. 27, 2019
59x03 59 59x03 Takaya: Lone Wolf
The remarkable story of a solitary wolf living against the odds and his close bond with renowned wildlife photographer Cheryl Alexander.
Oct. 04, 2019
59x04 59 59x04 Living Color
A captivating exploration of the science of color, including a look at people and animals who experience it in fascinating ways.
Oct. 11, 2019
59x05 59 59x05 First Animals
For most of its existence, planet Earth has been a brutal, inhospitable, toxic nightmare, until a half billion years ago when - kaboom! - life suddenly appeared. First Animals takes ...
Oct. 25, 2019
59x06 59 59x06 Be Afraid: The Science of Fear
Why do some people seek out terrifying experiences, while others avoid fear at all costs? Why does fear spur some to fight and leave others frozen? Although the emotion of fear is ...
Nov. 01, 2019
59x07 59 59x07 Under Thin Ice
Under Thin Ice follows Canadian extreme divers and cinematographers Jill Heinerth and Mario Cyr on a journey to investigate how Arctic wildlife is adjusting to global warming.
Nov. 08, 2019
59x08 59 59x08 Seals of Sable
On the remote shores of Sable Island, N.S., we meet the world’s largest breeding colony of grey seals and the people who study them.
Nov. 15, 2019
59x09 59 59x09 Dinosaur Cold Case
The accidental discovery in Alberta of one of the best-preserved dinosaurs ever opens a prehistoric cold case to uncover the secrets of its mysterious death.
Jan. 10, 2020
59x10 59 59x10 Pass The Salt
Pass the Salt is an investigation into the mysteries of one of our most fundamental elements. It's a search for the real answers regarding the mounting debate about the benefits ...
Jan. 17, 2020
59x11 59 59x11 Nature’s Cleanup Crew
Nature’s Cleanup Crew is a look at the various species who clean up our mess and the scientists who are looking at ways to make their methods even more efficient and beneficial ...
Jan. 31, 2020
59x12 59 59x12 Kingdom of The Tide
Sarika Cullis-Suzuki takes us on a personal and intimate journey to discover the spectacular and surprising world of the inter-tidal zone, and reveal how it holds the key to the ...
Feb. 07, 2020
59x13 59 59x13 Accidental Wilderness: The Leslie Street Spit
Accidental Wilderness: The Leslie Street Spit tells the surprising story of the Leslie Street Spit - a remarkably rich wilderness located a few short kilometers from the heart of ...
Feb. 14, 2020
59x14 59 59x14 Listening To Orcas
Marine biologist and presenter Sarika Cullis-Suzuki meets up with some of the scientists who have transformed our awareness of orcas and have turned Johnstone Strait, on British ...
Feb. 21, 2020
59x15 59 59x15 Aging Well Suzuki Style
David Suzuki is 83 - that’s three years beyond the life expectancy for the average Canadian male. He’s the first to admit that he’s officially old and that he doesn’t want ...
Feb. 28, 2020
59x16 59 59x16 Reef Rescue
To save our planet’s coral reefs from extinction, we need to know how they are doing. With an estimated 284,300 sq km of coral reefs, it’s not a simple task. The Allen Coral ...
Mar. 06, 2020
59x17 59 59x17 A Bee’s Diary
A Bee’s Diary portrays the life of one bee from birth to death, combining incredible footage with the latest science to capture the beauty of her world, the decisions she makes, ...
Mar. 13, 2020

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