Unforgettable Elephants - Martyn Colbeck shares his spectacular footage, that stole his heart. Rhinoceros - Chronicle of the world's five species of rhino, each struggling for their continued survival.
From concrete seawalls in China that now cover 60% of the mainland coast, to the devastated Great Barrier Reef in Australia and massive marble quarries in Carrara, the filmmakers have traversed the globe using state of the art camera techniques to document the evidence and experience of human planetary domination. At the intersection of art and science, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch witnesses a critical moment in geological history — bringing a provocative and unforgettable experience of our species's breadth and impact.
Filmmaker and novice farmer John Chester chronicles the eight-year quest he and Molly Chester went on when they traded city living for 200 acres of barren farmland in the foothills of Ventura County and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature.
Carolina Bays: Geologic Mysteries and Natural Wonders
When the first airplane pilots flew over the coastal plain of the Carolinas they must have been shocked to notice a seemingly endless number of elliptical depressions dotting the landscape. These are Carolina bays; but how were they created? Why are they all so similar in shape and orientation?
Exploring Eastatoe: Diversity to Equal Rainforests
Clemson naturalist Patrick McMillian and co-host Nancy Neal are joined by naturalist and Eastatoe resident, Wes Cooler, as they explore the amazing plant diversity in the Eastatoe Valley in upstate South Carolina.
Geologic Journey II will change the way you look at the world. In each episode, we dive straight into the Earth's mysterious geologic processes and explore both science and legend as we seek to understand and explain the geologic forces that shape our world, and our lives.
How did the human race populate the world? A group of geneticists have worked on the question for a decade, arriving at a startling conclusion: the "global family tree" can be traced to one African man who lived 60,000 years ago.
In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. This courtship will begin with a long journey - a journey that will take them hundreds of miles across the continent by foot, one by one in a single file.
Bogs are among the most picturesque and fascinating wetlands this world has to offer. Our southern Appalachian Bogs are in grave danger. But there's a lot of unanswered questions here, where did they come from, how can they be maintained and is there time and space for bogs in our future.
Southern Appalachian Mountain Bogs are probably the least understood natural communities in the Carolinas. They are so poorly known that their "naturalness" is often viewed as open for debate. Despite this fact, they hold a large number of the rare and endangered species that grow in our area.
Arguably the most basic law of the biosphere is this: waste matter must be recycled into fresh building blocks if life is to continually renew itself. To illustrate this principle, this program features close-up photography of carrion beetles reducing a rat carcass, pill bugs and worms turning leaves into humus, dung beetles dealing with animal droppings, microorganisms decontaminating sewage at a wastewater treatment plant, and bacteria devouring industrial pollutants.
Well-loved and well-dressed, the penguin is popularly known as awkward and comical. But the complete story is not so black and white. The closer you get to penguins, the more these "strange birds" will surprise you.
The Blue Planet: Seas of Life is the definitive exploration of the marine world, chronicling the mysteries of the deep, coastline populations, sea mammals, tidal and climatic influences, and the complete biological system that relies on and revolves around the world's oceans. Planet Earth does for the entire world what The Blue Planet: Seas of Life did for the oceans. Using high definition photography and revolutionary ultra-high speed cameras, this is the ultimate portrait of our planet.
Some species of salamanders mimic the color scheme of others to avoid being eaten! Few people know that these fragile amphibians lack lungs, and most live on land rather than water. Patrick explores the bizarre biology and behavior of these beautiful but seldom seen creatures.
The leatherback sea turtle spends part of her life in the Atlantic ocean off the coast of South Carolina, traveling thousands of miles to the volcanic beaches of the Lesser Antilles once a decade to lay eggs. Patrick follows the path of sea turtles from the local resident - the loggerhead - to the largest and and most secretive of our sea turtles, the leatherback.
The story of the beginnings of all animal life using innovative camera techniques and computer animation. This series celebrates the splendors and struggles of evolution, unveiling eight biological designs which are the underpinnings of nearly all animal life.
Clemson naturalist Patrick McMillan and co-host Nancy Neal are joined by local biologist/historian, Richard Porcher as they explore ancient Native American shell mounds and the wildlife of the South Carolina coastal plain.
Nature's most destructive and extreme poisons could contain the building blocks for a new generation of advanced drugs that could treat heart attack, stroke, diabetes, obesity, and cancer. Follow two scientists on their expeditions to track down and capture the planet's most deadly creatures, risking life and limb just to tease out milligrams of venom and get it to the lab.
An inside look at the environments of both Hawaii and Cuba in this two-episode disc. 'Violent Hawaii' delves into how forces of nature have created a tropical paradise. 'Cuba: Wild Island of the Caribbean' takes an unprecedented look at Cuba's wildlife.