ILLUSTRA MEDIA Presents
The First Film in the New Series
THE DESIGN OF LIFE
FLIGHT: The Genius of Birds
" evidence best explained by an intelligence
that transcends the natural world."
FLIGHT: The Genius of Birds is the first film in Illustra Media's new series THE DESIGN OF LIFE. Each episode explores a different realm of the animal kingdom and the remarkable biological systems that make life on Earth possible. Photographed in North America, England, Peru, Greenland, and Antarctica, FLIGHT probes mysteries and mechanisms of a bird's anatomy, instinct, navigation, and embryology to reveal stunning provisions essential for life in the skies.
You'll marvel at a hummingbird s unique skeletal, muscular, and metabolic systems all vital to its spectacular aerial acrobatics; the endurance and navigational abilities of an Arctic tern as it travels from pole to pole during the longest migration on the planet; the instinctive strategies that enable a flock of 300,000 European starlings to evade predators at break-neck speeds; the elaborate network of a million component parts that make a single feather an aerodynamic masterpiece, and much more.
The poet William Blake wrote that to see an eagle in the air is to observe a portion of genius. In FLIGHT the ingenuity of a bird's behavior and biology showcase unmistakable evidence for design, purpose, and plan. It is evidence best explained by an intelligence that transcends the natural world.
A Recommendation by Dr. Stephen C. Meyer:
What scientists and philosophers can only do with words, Illustra Media does with stunning video. Their documentaries exploring the scientific case for intelligent design are essential companions to the books and articles of the intelligent design research community.
The intelligent design trilogy (Unlocking the Mystery of Life, The Privileged Planet and Darwin’s Dilemma) has brought to life the scientific case for intelligent design in a way that no book alone could. Now with Flight: The Genius of Birds, Illustra has expanded its new series, “The Design of Life” — a series that reveals the engineering marvels at work in creatures we see everyday and yet may scarcely even notice.
Flight is a joy to watch! It affords us an intimate look at birds, and not just their outer beauty, but the elegantly engineered systems hidden beneath their feathers. It blends spectacular aerial and close-up photography with cutting-edge animation of the biomechanical structures and systems that make avian flight possible.
Have you ever been amazed at how hummingbirds feed or fly? See them closer than ever before here! Have you wondered how thousands of starlings can fly in tight formation as one unit? Flight explains this! Have you ever wondered: how does the feather help a bird fly better than any humanly-engineered aircraft? Flight will show you first hand. I highly recommend this film. It’s safe to say that you will never look at anything Illustra brings into focus—whether fossils, planets, cells, butterflies, or birds—the same way again!
DVD Edition Details:
• Region 0 (Playable Everywhere)
• Format: Color, Dolby, Wide Screen
• Single Disc
• Running Time: Approx. 63 minutes
• Language: English
• Subtitles in English
• Bonus Features
• UPC: 804671231394