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Nova

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PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a (more…)

Premiered: March 3, 1974

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Season 3, Episode 5 A Desert Place

First Aired: February 1, 1976

The desert of southern Arizona is the setting for a look at how various plants and animals endure its harsh environment. Among the plants examined are the saguaro cactus, which grows as tall as 60 feet and can store enough water for two years. Animals seen include lizards that feed on each other.

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