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NOVA: Ants - Little Creatures Who Run the World

Overview

This television documentary follows the amazing lives of ants. They outnumber humans a million to one, there are 10,000 types known, and their total weight equals that of the human race. Professor Edward O. Wilson of Harvard University believes that ants may have the edge on humans as a biological success. The key to this success is how well they work together. Some 30 million years ago, descendants of the early wasps shed their wings and the greatest insect force of all time was established: the ants. They ...
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Overview

This television documentary follows the amazing lives of ants. They outnumber humans a million to one, there are 10,000 types known, and their total weight equals that of the human race. Professor Edward O. Wilson of Harvard University believes that ants may have the edge on humans as a biological success. The key to this success is how well they work together. Some 30 million years ago, descendants of the early wasps shed their wings and the greatest insect force of all time was established: the ants. They retained the powerful jaws and stings to become a major predatory force. Their strength came from working together. The show continues to show the evolution of ants, the different types of ants, and how they perform their individual roles as part of a greater society. ~ Thomas Carpenter
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Special Features

Printable materials for educators; Access to the Nova Web site; Scene selection; Closed captions
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2007
  • UPC: 783421263697
  • Original Release: 1995
  • Rating:

  • Source: Wgbh / Pbs
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 54:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 83,009

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward O. Wilson Host
Technical Credits
Nick Upton Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Paula S. Apsell Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- NOVA - Ants: Little Creatures Who Run the World
1. Introduction [:38]
2. An Acient Way of Life [10:45]
3. Strength In Numbers [13:40]
4. Killer Ants and Caretakers [16:16]
5. Botanists [13:16]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- NOVA - Ants: Little Creatures Who Run the World
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   Scene Selection
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