Professor Brian Cox, in this documentary film, leads the viewers on a journey across Australia, showing the biggest and the tiniest creatures and plants, which increases our fascination with the diversity of life on planet Earth. The gigantic Mountain Ash has the largest flowers of any plant in the world. Then we see the massive size of a great white shark that has enough power in it jaws to crush a car in its teeth. We delight in watching the red kangaroo, which is the greatest living marsupial, jumping around the outback of Australia. And then, there are the incredible insects from the rain forest.
Professor Cox linspects the trichogramma that are found in the mountains called "Glass House." On the outskirts of Perth, the good professor finds thrombolites and then in the southern part of Australia he shows us the charming miniature bent wing southern bat.
This scientific exploration considers how animal and plant size changes with metabolism and how size impacts life expectancy. He shows us what is found on Christmas Island. This enhanced DVD film is a marvelous exploration and description of the theories about why animal and plant size matters in terms of survival of the species. Topics covered include the effect of geomagnetism and the power for gravity to influence the size of living things.
From the biggest to the smallest, it is all a wonder as Professor Cox explains how each animal and plant meets the challenges of size to find its sustainable place in the global ecosystem. This DVD is brilliantly narrated and highly informing for those interested in the wonders of the natural world.
Size Matters: Wonders of Life
- Enhanced DVD
- ISBN: 978-0-81609-276-5
- Run Time: 52 Minutes
- Copyright Date: 2013