One voice in the cosmic fugue

United States, 1979

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Episode number 2 of Series “Cosmos: a personal voyage”.
Carl Sagan explores the nature of life on earth from its earliest beginnings to the present. The use of computer animation vividly explains evolution and the structure of the cell and DNA, and the real-life example of the Japanese Heike crab whose form has gradually changed through human intervention, demonstrates the process of artificial selection. Although human life is but one branch of the evolutionary tree we are now influencing all other branches. Sagan concludes by speculating on different paths that evolution may take on other worlds with quite different environments.

Credits

producer

Gregory Andorfer

production company

Polytel

BBC

Carl Sagan Productions

KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)

Duration

01:00:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1979

Appears in

Cosmos: a personal voyage

Group of items

Cosmos: a personal voyage

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38776

Language

English

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Evolution (Biology)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Cells

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → DNA

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Cells

Mathematics, Science & Technology → DNA

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Evolution (Biology)

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Life - Origin

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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