Season 26, Episode 10 The Perfect Pearl
First Aired: December 29, 1998
The partnership between nature and science in pearl production is explored. Included: a profile of entrepreneur Kokichi Mikimoto, who perfected a technique to culture pearls in the 19th century; the effects pollution and environmental changes have had on the industry.
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- Premiered: March 3, 1974
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- Premise: 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)