NOVA: The Unknown World

NOVA: The Unknown World

     
 

Photographer Lennart Nilsson has built a career out of taking pictures of things most folks never see; using special microscopic lens technology, Nilsson is able to magnify the smallest creatures until they take on the appearance of mammoth monsters, and this documentary gives him a chance to bring his photographs to life. NOVA: The Unknown World is centered…  See more details below

Overview

Photographer Lennart Nilsson has built a career out of taking pictures of things most folks never see; using special microscopic lens technology, Nilsson is able to magnify the smallest creatures until they take on the appearance of mammoth monsters, and this documentary gives him a chance to bring his photographs to life. NOVA: The Unknown World is centered around film footage shot by Nilsson of insects, allowing viewers to see the bugs in a whole new perspective as ladybugs chase aphids, larvae take on a piece of clothing, and silverfish make their way through a home.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/28/2005
UPC:
0783421392694
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
NR
Source:
Wgbh / Pbs
Time:
1:00:00
Sales rank:
51,603

Special Features

Closed Caption; Printable materials for educators; Access to the NOVA web site

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [1:30]
2. The Feast of the Human Body [8:43]
3. The Menu in the Closet and at the Museum [10:21]
4. The Body's Defenses [10:59]
5. Eat or Be Eaten [11:33]
6. Cycle of Life and Death [12:22]

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