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What Is the Secret of Life? A History of Biology and Genetics

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This title is a part of the series The History of Science


Catalogue Number:  BBC009
Producer:  BBC
Subject:  History, Science
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  U.S.
Copyright Year:  2010
Running Time:  50


DVD Price:  $179.95
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This program tells the story of how the secret of life has been pursued through the ages, using the prism of the most complex organism known - the human body. It begins with Galen's attempts to save the lives of gladiators in ancient Rome, continues with the macabre dissections and near-perfect drawings of Leonardo da Vinci, explores the idea of electricity as a “life force,” and ventures into the microscopic realm of the cell. The film also connects a moral crisis triggered by work on the nuclear bomb with one of the greatest breakthroughs in biology - understanding the structure and workings of DNA.

A BBC Production.


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