Season 33, Episode 5 Jewel of the Earth

First Aired: February 14, 2006

David Attenborough hosts this fascinating examination of the prehistoric creatures found inside amber, a fossilized tree resin that often holds perfectly preserved insects. Using an amber specimen given to him as a youth, he uncovers information about what the Baltic region of northern Europe was like 40 million years ago. He also investigates amber found in the Dominican Republic, including one piece that holds a honeypot ant from 150 million years ago.

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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)

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