|aVirus hunters|h[videorecording] /|cproducer/writer, David Elisco ; series producer, Max Salomon, Robert Zakin ; executive producer, Jonathan Halperin ; executive producer (for National Geographic Channel), Kathleen Cromley ; produced by Sea Studios Foundation for National Geographic Television.
|aTaipei :|bDistributed by Listen Culture Int.,|cc2011.
|a1 videodisc (50 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aSecrets of the incredible human body.
|aA New View of Viruses (4:55) -- Virus: King of the Jungle (1:45) -- Primate to Human Viruses (2:58) -- How can Retroviruses Effect Evolution? (2:22) -- Virus to Primate to Human? (2:57) -- History of Evolutionary Biology (2:40) -- Ancient Viruses (5:10) -- Viral Origins (2:31) -- Secret Power of Viruses (4:02) -- Sheep Embryo Experiment (3:22) -- Sheep Embryo Experiment Results (2:29) -- Viruses and Love (4:47) -- Biology of Monogamous Mammals (5:38) -- Potential Role of Viruses in Evolution (3:31).
|aEditor, A.C. Warden ; cinematography, Mark Knobil ; original music, Dewey Dellay ; director research, Todd Hermann ; researchers, Katherine Lininger, Kate Williams.
|aNarrator, Peter Coyote.
|aThis Explorer program investigates a provocative theory which suggests that all forms of life-including humans-are descended from viruses. Respected virologist Dr. Luis Villarreal explains his virus-centric conception of the world, guiding viewers from the heart of Africa to urban Atlanta to southern Texas as he reveals the cryptic nature of some of the most bizarre and dangerous microbes known to science. Students who need an extra push to embrace biochemistry will encounter a startling visual landscape in which late-night diners teem with chimpanzees and tiny humans; where dinosaurs, elephants, and a host of other creatures roam the streets of Los Angeles; and where past, present, and future mingle in an adventure of the imagination.