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Life from Light

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How plants have driven the greatest changes to the Earth. Prof Iain Stewart shows how they first harnessed light from the sun and created our life-giving atmosphere.

In this series Professor Iain Stewart tells a stunning new story about our planet. He reveals how the greatest changes to the Earth have been driven, above all, by plants.

In this first episode Iain journeys from the spectacular caves of Vietnam to the remote deserts of Africa. He sees how plants first harnessed light from the sun and created our life-giving atmosphere. He uncovers the epic battle between the dinosaurs and the tallest trees on the planet. And, using remarkable imagery, he shows plants breathing - and for the first time talking to each other.

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Wed 14 Mar 2012 00:00

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Role Contributor
Presenter Iain Stewart
Producer Nick Shoolingin-Jordan
Director Nick Shoolingin-Jordan
Series Producer Andrew Thompson
Executive Producer Mark Hedgecoe

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