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NOVA; Goddess of the Earth


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Goddess of the Earth
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

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Explores the provocative hypothesis stating that the earth is a living organism. Gaia, the Greek word for Earth goddess, also is the name of the controversial hypothesis that life on Earth controls the environment. NOVA explores this provocative theory that challenges conventional ways of thinking about the Earth.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Goddess of the Earth,” 12/06/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 20, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9E7B28BFA696462E9502B3505BB39641.
MLA: “NOVA; Goddess of the Earth.” 12/06/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 20, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9E7B28BFA696462E9502B3505BB39641>.
APA: NOVA; Goddess of the Earth. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9E7B28BFA696462E9502B3505BB39641
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