What do you think about science? Is it fun or frightening? In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, we'll introduce you to a man who can make you like insects, and to another whose love of plants is contagious. We'll also hear from a man who's willing to stand on the edge of an erupting volcano in order to add to his store of knowledge.
Cornell University biologist Tom Eisner loves bugs. He tells Steve Paulson that it's all a matter of getting to know them and cites the amazing Bombardier Beetle (which attacks its enemies with jets of boiling toxic chemicals) as an example of a truly fascinating bug.SEGMENT 2:
Internationally acclaimed BBC science producer David Attenborough tells Jim Fleming about the beauty of time- lapse photography, what it reveals about some familiar plants, and how it led him to a deeper understanding of nature. Attenborough's latest tv/publishing venture is "The Private Life of Plants."SEGMENT 3:
Geologist Stanley Williams unintentionally experienced a volcanic eruption from inside the crater. Nine of his fellow researchers perished. Remarkably, he recovered and continues to go into craters. He tells Jim Fleming about his accident and what he's learning from his on- going work on volcanoes.
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