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 Canada's Amazon: A Boreal Forest Journey

Wrapped like a green cloak around the shoulders of Canada, from Newfoundland and Labrador to British Columbia and the Yukon, the boreal forest covers over 50% of Canada's land mass. The Canadian Boreal presents one of the last and best opportunities in the world to protect vast tracts of undisturbed wilderness. The film follows two canoe trips through the forest, ...
  • 2003
  • 00:44:57
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Farm Inc: Alternative Agriculture, Food for Life (Part 2 of 2)

Part Two of this two-part series looks at alternatives to factory farming and the growing demand for nature-based or organic foods. Animals, grains, fruits and vegetables are raised to thrive in a natural environment — the antithesis of factory farming. Increasingly, consumers are looking for food produced without the use of chemicals, pesticides, hormones or antibiotics. Even though organic food ...
  • 2003
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Investigation of Swissair 111

When a Swissair flight crashed into the ocean on September 2, 1998 on its way from New York to Geneva, it left little evidence of what happened. The plane, carrying 229 people, shattered into two million pieces. This documentary follows one of the most complex air crash investigations in history. It took four and a half years to unravel what ...
  • 2003
  • 01:55:19
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Passion & Fury, The Emotional Brain: Anger (Part 1 of 4)

The program uses the real stories of two men to illustrate different experiences of our most destructive emotion. One committed murder and the other turned his anger into a positive experience. Uncover the startling discoveries researchers make when they scan the brains of sociopaths and learn about the scientific studies that may answer the question: does biology dictate destiny? See ...
  • 2003
  • 00:53:09
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Value of Life: AIDS in Africa Revisited

30 million Africans have HIV/AIDS. In the summer of 2003, two years after he was convinced that the pandemic could be stopped, Stephen Lewis, the United Nations' HIV/AIDS envoy, returned to Africa with The Nature of Things and documented his incredible personal journey that has led from hope to despair to hope again. After September 11, when the world's attention ...
  • 2003
  • 00:54:14
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things When Is Enough, Enough?

Underneath one of the greatest freshwater deltas on earth is one of the richest oil deposits in the world. This documentary examines the world's limitless thirst for oil and how a small Cree band found itself in the fight of its life. World-renowned scientist David Schindler joins the band, casting a warning about the plunder of resources.
  • 2003
  • 00:44:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013