• Score 9.1
  • Premiered: Mar 1974
  • Episodes: 966
  • Followers: 299
  • Rank #1404
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  • PBS
  • Wednesday at 9

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Season 1
1x1
The Making Of A Natural History Film
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Air date
Mar 03, 1974
NOVA premieres on public television with a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a nature film. Oxford Scientific Films Unit shows how it tackles such problems as filming a wood-wasp .. show full overview
1x2
Where Did the Colorado Go?
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Air date
Mar 10, 1974
NOVA explores the mighty Colorado River which today has become the life-blood of the Southwest, providing water and electricity to the farms and cities of California, Nevada, and .. show full overview
1x3
Whales, Dolphins, And Men
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Air date
Mar 17, 1974
NOVA explores the impact of whaling and the goods it produces for the industry, verses the grace and beatury of this intelligent mammal of the sea.
1x4
The Search For Life
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Air date
Mar 24, 1974
Does life exist outside this planet? The Viking lander will set down on Mars in July 1976 to try to find out just that. NOVA explores how life started on Earth and examines the Viking .. show full overview
1x5
Last Of The Cuiva
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Air date
Mar 31, 1974
How does a primitive nomadic tribe of the Amazon basin cope with the encroachment of Western settlers? NOVA looks at both sides of the story, revealing the misunderstandings between the two cultures.
1x6
Strange Sleep
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Air date
Apr 07, 1974
Medicine was transformed in the 19th century by the discovery of anesthesia; surgery, until then hasty, bloody and completely unable to deal with internal disorders, subsequently took .. show full overview
1x7
The Crab Nebula
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Air date
Apr 14, 1974
In 1054 AD, the Chinese recorded the explosion of a star so bright that it lit the sky for three weeks, even during the day. It was the explosion of a dying star that was bigger than our .. show full overview
1x8
Bird Brain: The Mystery Of Bird Navigation
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Air date
Apr 21, 1974
Birds migrate in search of perpetual summer, sometimes traveling as much as 20,000 miles every year. NOVA uses radar to track and identify migrating birds that travel at night, focusing .. show full overview
1x9
Are You Doing This For Me, Doctor?
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Air date
Apr 28, 1974
The advance of medicine depends inevitably on the testing of experimental procedures on human volunteers from either the healthy or the sick. Yet such procedures are often dangerous, and .. show full overview
1x10
The First Signs of Washoe
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Air date
May 05, 1974
Washoe is a chimp more like a person: she talks with her hands. NOVA visits with Washoe and her teachers—Professor Allen Gardner and Dr. Trixie Gardner—to learn more about this unusual animal.
1x11
The Case Of The Midwife Toad
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Air date
May 12, 1974
When Paul Kammerer committed suicide in 1926, it was taken by most of his fellow biologists as a tacit admission of guilt that he had faked his experiments purporting to show the .. show full overview
1x12
Fusion: The Energy Of Promise
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Air date
May 19, 1974
Nuclear fusion offers the promises of an unlimited, clean source of energy. But achieving fusion has proved one of the most difficult and elusive goals of the physicist. NOVA tells the .. show full overview
1x13 Season finale
The Mystery Of The Anasazi
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Air date
May 26, 1974
Who were the people that built the first cities -- complete with apartment blocks -- in North America? They were the Anasazi Indians, who lived in the Southwest for some eight or nine .. show full overview

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