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Duration: 1 hour

In the 4th century BC the Greek philosopher Aristotle travelled to Lesvos, an island in the Aegean teeming, then as now, with wildlife. His fascination with what he found there, and his painstaking study of it, led to the birth of a new science - biology. Professor Armand Leroi follows in Aristotle's footsteps to discover the creatures, places and ideas that inspired the philosopher in his pioneering work.

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Tue 11 Jun 2013 22:30 BBC Four

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Armand Marie Leroi
Armand Marie Leroi
RAH King
Executive Producer
Anne Laking
Harry Killas
Harry Killas


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