The Resource Darwin's brave new world

Darwin's brave new world

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Darwin's brave new world
Title
Darwin's brave new world
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Language
eng
Summary
Darwin's Brave New World is the story of how four young voyagers to the Southern Hemisphere, Charles Darwin, Joseph Hooker, Thomas Huxley and Alfred Russel Wallace, revolutionized science and gave birth to an extraordinary theory about the evolution of life on earth. Darwin's voyage to the Southern Hemisphere in the 1830s changed him from a directionless rich kid bound for a career in the Church, into one of the most incendiary thinkers of our age. This five-year voyage stunned and stimulated the young Darwin; the biodiversity, the exoticism, even the brutality, of the Southern Hemisphere, was in staggering comparison to the England he had just left, and it laid the foundations of his very dangerous idea': evolution by means of natural selection. This series also explodes some myths. Received wisdom has it that Darwin had his, eureka' moment on the Galapagos Islands; nothing could be further from the truth. Some of his greatest insights into evolution and natural selection came during the final and often-ignored leg of his voyage to New Zealand, Australia and the Cocos-Keeling Islands. Back in England, Darwin turned his back on scientific orthodoxy to secretively work on his explosive theory. During this period, he destroyed his health, lost his faith and took himself to the brink of social ruin. His marriage to his devout cousin, Emma, was central to his life but also brought Darwin's struggle with his faith into painful focus. What emerges from this series is a portrait of Darwin as an ambitious and flawed man: one moment paranoid, bloody-minded and coolly manipulative; the next, courageous, compassionate and devoted. The drama features the people and the politics orbiting around Darwin as he moved cautiously towards publication of his masterpiece, On the Origin of Species. This series coincides with the 150th anniversary of its publication. The southern voyage was a transformative experience for anyone who undertook it. And so it was for Charles Darwin and three of the most important men in his life: Joseph Hooker, Thomas Huxley and Alfred Russel Wallace. All three made this journey to the southern lands and oceans and it was this shared experience, this bonding of the salt' as they called it, which created their lifelong friendship with Darwin and each other. Without his fellow circumnavigators', Darwin's revolutionary theory might never have seen the light of day. Driven by ambition, friendship, even hatred, Hooker, Huxley and Wallace helped Darwin to formulate his theory, defend him from attack and eventually win the bitter public war for evolution. Featuring a cast of Australian and Canadian actors and commentators such as controversial author and Oxford academic, Richard Dawkins, the renowned author and academic, Jared Diamond from the University of California at Los Angeles, the Canadian scientist and broadcaster, David Suzuki and Australian scholar and author, Iain McCalman, from the University of Sydney, this brilliant dramatised documentary tells the story of Charles Darwin's struggle to produce one of the greatest scientific theories of our age and the roles played by Hooker, Huxley and Wallace, Darwin's fellow voyagers to the Southern Hemisphere. It is a story of a group of young men who had a new and radical vision of the world and had the courage to pursue it. A Screen Australia National Documentary Program. A ScreenWorld and Ferns Productions production. Produced in association with the NSW Film and Television Office and the ABC with the assistance of the Canadian Television Fund and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Made in association with History Television (UK) and ZDF in co-operation with ARTE. An Australia, Canada Co-production. 2011 NFSA, ScreenWorld, Ferns Productions, NSW Film and Television Office. Executive Producer: Sue Clothier (Executive Producer, Australia), Mark Hamlyn (Executive Producer, Australia) W. Paterson Ferns (Executive Producer, Canada), Rupert Macnee (Executive Producer, Canada), Producer: Mike Bluett (Series Producer), Sally Regan (Producer, Australia), Andrew Ferns (Producer, Canada) Director: Lisa Matthews (drama), Jason Bourque (documentary). Writer: Katherine Thomson. DOP/Cinematographer: Pieter Stathis, Kim Miles. Narrator/Presenter: Wendy Hughes. Featured People: Professor Iain McCalman, Professor Richard Dawkins, Professor Jared Diamond, Professor Mike Clout, Professor Janet Browne, Professor James Moore, Professor Mike Archer, Professor Jerry Coyne, Professor David Suzuki, Professor Toby Bradshaw, Professor Michael Ruse, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Stephen Hopper. Principal Cast: Socratis Otto, Katie Fitchett, Joe Manning, Dan Spielman, Rick Jon Egan, Paul Gleeson, Anthony Simcoe, Paul Bertram, John Gregg, Matthew Waters, Simon Bossell, Simon Corfield
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 2009
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  • Clothier, Sue
  • Hamlyn, Mark
  • Ferns, W. Paterson
  • Macnee, Rupert
  • Bluett, Mike
  • Regan, Sally
  • Ferns, Andrew
  • Matthews, Lisa
  • Bourque, Jason
  • Thomson, Katherine
  • Stathis, Pieter
  • Miles, Kim
  • Hughes, Wendy
  • McCalman, Iain
  • Dawkins, Richard
  • Diamond, Jared
  • Clout, Mike
  • Browne, Janet
  • Moore, James
  • Archer, Mike
  • Coyne, Jerry
  • Suzuki, David
  • Bradshaw, Toby
  • Ruse, Michael
  • Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove
  • Hopper, Stephen
  • Otto, Socratis
  • Fitchett, Katie
  • Manning, Joe
  • Spielman, Dan
  • Egan, Rick Jon
  • Gleeson, Paul
  • Simcoe, Anthony
  • Bertram, Paul
  • Gregg, John
  • Waters, Matthew
  • Bossell, Simon
  • Corfield, Simon
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
162
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  • Darwin, Charles
  • Hooker, Joseph Dalton
  • Wallace, Alfred Russel
  • Huxley, Thomas Henry
  • Evolution (Biology)
Technique
live action
Label
Darwin's brave new world
Link
http://austinpl.kanopystreaming.com/node/100290
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Title from title frames
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1100289
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 162 min.)
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unknown
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online
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1100289
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897771012
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Darwin's brave new world
Link
http://austinpl.kanopystreaming.com/node/100290
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1100289
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 162 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1100289
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897771012
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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