The Nature of Things

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 influential program presents stories that are driven by a scientific understanding of the world. Stories full of adventure, drama and insight. The Nature of Things entertains and inspires 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.

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Episodes

The Nature of Things Changing Ground

Members of the Stó:lo nation, a First Nations group in British Columbia, make an extraordinary journey into a remote corner of Papua New Guinea. They are invited by the Maisin, a tribe of about 2,000 living as their ancestors did at the edge of the rainforest. In the Maisin, these Stó:lo people will encounter a traditional culture, intact and thriving ...
  • 2000
  • 00:51:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things The Sleep Famine

The Sleep Famine looks at a problem affecting nearly one third of the population – we are not getting enough rest. An alarming number of accidents and well known catastrophes have been attributed to lack of sleep – the Chernobyl nuclear accident, the Challenger disaster and the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Nowhere is sleep studied more rigorously than at NASA. ...
  • 2000
  • 00:52:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Weather: Dragons of Chaos

The Nature of Things takes a look at weather's chaotic character and how modern society is coping. We hear firsthand accounts from people who have survived some of the most ruthless weather conditions. Bob Howard and Ken Osborne describe how the cottage they were in was suddenly lifted from its foundations and deposited in a lake by a tornado. Documentary ...
  • 2000
  • 00:53:43
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013