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Title Australia: The Time Traveller's Guide: The Wild Years - Ep 3 Of 4 / Director: Smith, Richard
Published Australia : ABC, 2012
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Summary After navigating the perils at the end of the Permian, our journey spends tonight's episode of in the Mesozoic just in time for the Age of Dinosaurs, Down Under. Things get off to a shaky start though with the planet left so devastated that the landscape where Sydney now stands was a sandy wasteland. Until recently, nearly everything we've known about the Age of Dinosaurs has come from other continents.But Australia languishes as a Mesozoic backwater no longer. New discoveries are revealing a southern landscape ruled with a reptilian rod: dinosaurs stomped in the west, stampeded in the east and shivered in the south. Some were among the largest dinosaurs to have walked the planet. In today's desert heart we plunge into an ancient inland sea, full of monsters. But reptiles didn't have the world all to themselves. Mammals like the enigmatic platypus lived alongside them, ready for their moment in the sun.PRODUCTION DETAILS:Written, directed and produced by: Richard Smith; Commissioning editor for ABC Karina Holden, Executive producer Chris Hilton
Event Broadcast 2012-04-08 at 19:30:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Dinosaurs -- Evolution.
Marine animals, Fossil.
Natural history.
Mesozoic Geologic Period.
Form Streaming video
Author Smith, Richard, director
Elliott, David, contributor
Elliott, Judy, contributor
Flannery, Tim, contributor
Hocknull, Scott, contributor
Mackenzie, Robyn, contributor
Norman, Mark, contributor
Rich, Tom, contributor
Zammit, Maria, contributor