Pbs Explorer Collection: Dogs - Man's Best Friend

Overview

This box set brings together four episodes of the PBS science series Nova that are linked by the theme of man's best friend. First on the bill is How Smart Are Animals?, which analyzes a dog's brain as it compares to that of homo sapiens, and views it as the end product of a long period of evolution. Next up is Dogs Decoded, an analysis of the canine ability to read and respond to human emotion. Through a Dog's Eyes relays tales of disabled individuals paired with service dogs. Finally, John Lithgow narrates Dogs...
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Overview

This box set brings together four episodes of the PBS science series Nova that are linked by the theme of man's best friend. First on the bill is How Smart Are Animals?, which analyzes a dog's brain as it compares to that of homo sapiens, and views it as the end product of a long period of evolution. Next up is Dogs Decoded, an analysis of the canine ability to read and respond to human emotion. Through a Dog's Eyes relays tales of disabled individuals paired with service dogs. Finally, John Lithgow narrates Dogs and More Dogs, an examination of the evolutionary process that domesticated canines and led to so many different breeds in the world today.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Dogs And More Dogs - Printable Materials for Educators; Access to Dogs and More Dogs Web Site
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/6/2011
  • UPC: 841887015042
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 4:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 8,312

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Disc #1 -- PBS Explorer Collection: Dogs - How Smart Are Animals?
1. Introduction [2:15]
2. How Smart Are Dogs? [:45]
3. How Smart Are Dolphins? [14:50]
4. How Smart Is an Octopus? [10:49]
5. Profile: Irene Pepperberg & Alex [9:56]
6. Conclusion [11:53]
Disc #2 -- PBS Explorer Collection: Dogs Decoded- Understanding The Human-Dog Relationship
1. Introduction [2:18]
2. Dogspeak [10:52]
3. Evolutionary Origins [8:48]
4. Social Intelligence [8:13]
5. Disappearance of Aggression [9:42]
6. Selecting for Tameness [5:13]
7. The Cuteness Factor [9:40]
Disc #3 -- PBS Explorer Collection: Dogs - Man's Best Friend: Through a Dog's Eyes
1. Introductions [9:57]
2. Learning Begins Early [3:31]
3. The Key is the Relationship [8:23]
4. Jennifer's Story and Philosophy [7:23]
5. Building the Bond [9:52]
6. New Beginnings [10:28]
7. Life-Changing Partnerships [5:14]
8. Credits [1:30]
Disc #4 -- PBS Explorer Collection: Dogs - Man's Best Friend: Dogs and More Dogs
1. Descendants of The Wolf [15:43]
2. Divergence And The Glory of Evolution [13:15]
3. Aspects of Survival [7:51]
4. Today's Purebred Dogs [7:35]
5. What Dogs Can Teach Us [10:32]
6. Chapter 6 [:00]
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