Re: [asa] FW: TV Program TUE June 12 at 8pm

From: Brent Foster <>
Date: Mon Jun 11 2007 - 18:00:39 EDT

I saw this when it aired last year. Fascinating show!


---- Dick Fischer <> wrote:



Dick Fischer

Dick Fischer, Genesis Proclaimed Association

Finding Harmony in Bible, Science, and History



-----Original Message-----
From: Mary Detweiler []
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2007 9:23 AM
To: Mary Detweiler
Subject: Alliance for Science--TV Program TUE June 12 at 8pm


To: Alliance for Science Membership


This Tuesday, June 12 at 8pm, NOVA presents a TV program.


"Jewel of the Earth"

About the program - from the website (boldface are not in the original):

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at 8 p.m.
Check your local listings as dates and times may vary.

Forty million years ago a diverse community of insects living at the
bottom of a tree in a temperate forest chanced into a sticky pool of
pine resin. Then a mere 67 years ago a young boy named David
Attenborough was given the amber stone containing the entombed bugs.
"Jewel of the Earth" explores the remarkable time capsule of ancient
life preserved in this and countless other samples of fossilized tree
resin, or amber. Sir David Attenborough, now grown up and a celebrated
naturalist and TV personality, hosts the program. As he
makes abundantly clear, he is still entranced with the amber specimen
from his youth and the seemingly magical quality of the material to
serve as a crystal-clear window to an age before humans walked the

Here's what you'll find on the companion Web site:


    Bitten By the Bug
    What lies behind fossil-bearing amber's fascination? Hear from one
newly minted aficionado.

    Amber Time Machine
    Trace a bee's journey from its brief life 20 million years ago down
through the ages within fossil resin.


    Stories in Amber
    View striking photos of long-extinct plants and animals caught
forever in mid-pose.

    Amber Around the World
    From the Arctic to the tropics, from Mexico to Myanmar, amber is
cosmopolitan, as this clickable map shows.


    Amber Slide Show
    Subscribe to our video podcast to download a collection of dazzling
images and hear expert George Poinar reveal the secrets
    trapped within ancient amber.

Also, Links & Books, the Teacher's Guide, the program transcript, and

--Mary Detweiler

Board Secretary, Alliance for Science


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