infocobuild

Wonders of Life

What is Life? Where did it come from? Why does it end? Wonders of Life is a five-part BBC documentary series presented by physicist Brian Cox, discovering how a few fundamental laws of science gave birth to the most complex and unique feature of the universe - life. Brian Cox takes us on a journey across the globe to see how life began on Earth and how the flow of energy created and supports life; to showcase how the laws of science allowed senses to arise; to analyse why Earth is a fertile place and how it allows complex life to exist; to explore the physics of the size of life; and to explain what makes Earth a home for life.

Episode 1 - What is Life?
Brian Cox journeys to Southeast Asia to see how life began on Earth and how the flow of energy created and supports life.

Episode 2 - Expanding Universe
In this episode, Brian Cox visits the USA retelling evolutionary history and the origin of the senses.

Episode 3 - Endless Forms Most Beautiful
Brian Cox travels to Africa and Madagascar to analyse why Earth is a fertile place and how it allows complex life to exist.

Episode 4 - Size Matters
This episode sees Brian Cox in Australia looking at how the size of life affects each plant and animal, and how long it can survive.

Episode 5 - Home
Brian Cox travels to Mexico and explains what makes Earth a home for life and asks what ingredients were required for complex life to begin.


Related Links
Life on Earth
This is a nature documentary series presented by David Attenborough, about a study of the evolution of life on the planet.
Origins
This is a four-part documentary series hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, tracing Earth's geologic evolution.
Human Universe
This is a BBC documentary series hosted by Professor Brian Cox, presenting a new understanding of humans from the perspective of life in the universe.
A Science Odyssey
This is a PBS documentary series hosted by Charles Osgood, exploring the sweeping changes that have revolutionized life and thinking in the twentieth century.
Wonders of the Universe
This is a documentary series presented by Professor Brian Cox, revealing how the most fundamental scientific principles and laws explain not only the story of the universe, but the story of us all.
The Story of Science
This is a BBC science documentary series presented by Michael Mosley, exploring how the evolution of scientific understanding is intimately interwoven with society's historical path.