A close look at animal species found in Antarctica. Featured is footage of emperor and Adelie penguins in various stages of development, Weddell seals (which may grow to nine feet in length and weigh up to 900 pounds) and leopard seals, the penguins' archenemies.
Crafts as art forms---a look at primitive and modern artistry. The survey includes ancient paintings on cave walls, 17th-century Persian carpets, sculpted ebony figurines from Africa, ivory objects from Hong Kong and examples of Incan treasures.
A program about insect survival, including the grasshopper's use of his appendages to detect and eat his food, and a butterfly's ability to travel long distances to find a more favorable climate. Bill Burrud is the host of the series.
Examining nature's plumbing system---how water is absorbed from the ocean, deposited over the land and transferred back to the sea. Water habitats are observed, including rivers and marshlands. Also: how man harnesses water to provide energy.