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  • Wonders Of The Solar System [Blu-ray] Wonders Of The Solar System | Blu Ray | (12/04/2010) from £4.93  |  Saving you £15.06 (75.30%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Prepare to immerse yourself in an alien world as if you were standing there yourself. Professor Brian Cox takes another giant leap for humankind as images of distant alien worlds are brought into breathtaking focus. Giant ice fountains rising over 100km high; an ocean hidden beneath a frozen crust of ice; storms three times the size of Earth coloured blood red by a vortex of dust and gases; immense volcanoes that would put Mount Everest in the shade - this amazing DVD reveals the true and awesome beauty of our solar system. It's an epic journey of discovery where bizarre worlds become real places we can see feel and visit. Travelling from the Sun to the far-out reaches of Neptune Wonders of the Solar System has at its heart the latest scientific knowledge beamed back from the fleet of probes rovers and telescopes currently in space. Using the very latest images sent direct from space and spectacular CGI the series presents a spellbinding voyage around the natural wonders of the solar system capturing explosive phenomena in minute detail. Alongside these startlingly authentic images some of the most spectacular extreme locations on Earth help to reveal wonders never thought possible. Wonders of The World explores how these previously unseen phenomena have dramatically expanded our horizons revealing more about the planets their moons and how they came to be the way they are. The series also looks at the big picture - how the forces of nature carved out beauty and order from the chaos of space; how our home planet doesn't sit in magnificent isolation but is intimately connected with the rest of the Solar System; and how these connections have created the haven we call Earth.

  • Life In Cold Blood Life In Cold Blood | DVD | (25/02/2008) from £7.95  |  Saving you £18.40 (65.70%)  |  RRP £27.99

    In Life In Cold Blood David Attenborough explores the lives of Reptiles and Amphibians.

  • Bear Grylls - Mission Everest Bear Grylls - Mission Everest | DVD | (23/06/2008) from £6.99  |  Saving you £8.00 (53.40%)  |  RRP £14.99

    This feature-length documentary follows the explorer Bear Grylls and his friend Gilo Cardozo as they prepare to fly over the summit of Mount Everest. They will be strapped onto flimsy paraglide chutes powered by backpack motors or paramotors as they are know to aficionados. First Gilo must single-handedly design and build a paramotor that can go a full 3000 metres higher than any other engine or indeed paramotor has gone before. Bear takes charge of their survival strategy. The pair face temperatures of -40C that will instantly freeze exposed flesh hurricane-force winds that threaten to dash them against the mountain peaks and very low levels of oxygen. As the day of the flight approaches they face the reality of the challenge ahead and are beset with machine troubles failed test flights and a damaged engine. At his lowest ebb Bear has some uncharacteristic doubts: 'I'd always planned this project to be ambitious but safe; the bottom line is it's ambitious but it's not safe.' Have the pair aimed too high?

  • Last Man Standing Last Man Standing | DVD | (21/04/2008) from £4.35  |  Saving you £15.64 (78.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Last Man Standing sends six contestants to some of the most remote parts of the world to live with tribesman train with them and finally take part in each tribe's sporting festival. From wrestling deep in the Brazilian rainforest to Zulu stick fighting in South Africa and tribal cricket in the Pacific. But their experiences become much more than sporting challenges.

  • The Hive - Buzzbee To The Rescue - The Official UK Release - [DVD] The Hive - Buzzbee To The Rescue - The Official UK Release - | DVD | (07/10/2013) from £3.89  |  Saving you £4.74 (47.40%)  |  RRP £9.99

    This pre-school CGI animated series follows the fortunes of the extremely cute Bee family who live together with friends and relations in the Hive. Pappa Bee Mamma Bee Buzzbee Rubee and little Babee are really just like any other family except they are tiny stripey and can fly!

  • The Year Of The Working Sheep Dog [2000] The Year Of The Working Sheep Dog | DVD | (15/03/2004) from £14.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £12.99

    One year in the making this unique production tells the story of the world's wisest dog - the border Collie. Filmed with genuine working collies we follow them throughout a shepherd's year.

  • Winged Migration [2003] Winged Migration | DVD | (22/03/2004) from £4.60  |  Saving you £15.39 (77.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    This awe-inspiring critically acclaimed documentary of migrating birds through 40 countries and every continent was captured using planes gliders helicopters and balloons allowing the filmmakers a spectacularly intimate look at their subjects.

  • Meerkats - Part of a Team [DVD] Meerkats - Part of a Team | DVD | (10/08/2009) from £1.80  |  Saving you £2.00 (40.10%)  |  RRP £4.99

    Enter the secret world of the Meerkat. Meerkats live dramatic lives - they are both predator and prey have neighbourhood wars family intrigues and family support. There are leaders mothers nurses and guards. There is domination extramarital sex and infanticide. But they are only a foot tall For the first time Simon King (Big Cat Diary) tries to enter their Lilliputian world and gain the trust and acceptance of these creatures through their dramatic day-today lives. Using miniature video cameras and ground level steadicam Simon films the meerkats so they appear on screen as the size of humans. Seen this close the scorpions and snakes they tackle are the size of monsters and the jackals and eagles that hunt them are like your worst nightmare! As we step in amongst the families the characters are revealed: the boss the challengers the dedicated mothers and the risk-takers. It may look like meerkats are united but is this really altruism? Meerkat life may not be everything it seems.

  • Stephen Hawkin's Universe [DVD] Stephen Hawkin's Universe | DVD | (01/06/2013) from £7.00  |  Saving you £21.59 (72.00%)  |  RRP £29.99

    In Stephen Hawking's Universe the world's most famous living scientist explores the greatest mysteries of the cosmos. In three landmark instalments he reveals the wonders of the universe as never seen before. Definitive provocative surprising and beautiful Stephen Hawking's Universe is a fascinating look through the mind's eye of one of the finest brains on the planet.

  • How Plants Made Us [DVD] How Plants Made Us | DVD | (16/04/2012) from £5.99  |  Saving you £19.00 (76.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    We might think humans are the most powerful living thing on Earth, but it's plants that time and again have set the agenda for life. All animals rely on plants for their survival. This is not an accident - they are the most powerful evolutionary force on Earth. Plants enabled amphibians to leave the water, they had a hand in the rise and fall of the dinosaurs, and they ensured the ultimate triumph of insects, mammals, birds and even us - all for their own benefit. Because plants have only ever had one goal - the total domination of the planet. It is a story of ruthless ingenuity, seduction and deception; of unimaginable power and ambition. An epic tale, How to Grow a Planet offers a stunning new perspective on Earth history.

  • Training Dogs Training Dogs | DVD | (21/07/2003) from £7.63  |  Saving you £2.36 (23.60%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Training dogs should be fun not just for owners but more importantly the dogs should enjoy it too. In this video one of the country's leading pet behaviour counsellors John Fisher spends a day with Philippa Williams a member of the Assosciation of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). A wide variety of dogs of all breeds are seen learning to be well behaved and loving every minute of it. Whether you just want a well-behaved dog or aspire to higher levels of competition this video highlights the training ethos of APDT members and will certainly put you on the right lines to success.

  • Wild Africa Wild Africa | DVD | (18/07/2005) from £4.99  |  Saving you £15.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Africa is the mother continent - the core from which all the other continents were torn away 270 million years ago. Since then three factors have had profound consequences on its wildlife. This mighty block of land has stayed in much the same place it stands alone and it straddles the equator. It's also been protected from crippling ice ages and destructive invasions as well as nurtured by gentle changes in climate and geology. Time is the key to the series. Influenced by climate a

  • Snake Bite - Rattlesnakes Snake Bite - Rattlesnakes | DVD | (21/03/2005) from £3.89  |  Saving you £10.85 (72.40%)  |  RRP £14.99

    From coast to coast Rattlesnakes many of them beautifully marked have inched their way from Southern Canada right down through Mexico and beyond. A few even thrive on remote islands. But one thing unites them all the most chilling sound in nature - their rattle. This programme follows a year in the life of a young Western Diamondback as we explore the birth feeding habits hibernation and predation of various species including the little known Ridgenose Rattlesnake. We watch Ratt

  • Coast - Series Six [Blu-ray] Coast - Series Six | Blu Ray | (18/07/2011) from £9.99  |  Saving you £10.95 (43.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Coast and Beyond takes the shoreline as its starting point moving inland and outwards to the sea and other continents as it explores and tells the story of life on the outer reaches of this island country we live on. The tales come thick and fast - of geography commerce and the deeply human. Coast's intrepid and inquisitive team of presenters led by Nicholas Crane clamber over cliff tops ride the rough seas and explore the history and evolution of life as it is lived along the Coast and Beyond. Featuring: London to Antwerp Devon and Cornwall The Netherlands The Western Isles and Shetland Wales Border to Border Sweden

  • The Universe Season 3 [DVD] The Universe Season 3 | DVD | (22/03/2010) from £15.49  |  Saving you £6.58 (26.30%)  |  RRP £24.99

    History and science collide in this best-selling franchise. Immerse yourself in more spectacular space exploration with Season 3 of this epic series from HISTORY. A virtual collision of astronomy and history each enlightening episode utilises strikingly realistic computer recreations and animations to provide unprecedented insight into the mysteries of our universe and beyond. See how NASA is arming itself with the latest technology to pre-empt an apocalyptic attack in Deadly Comets and Meteorites. Learn how scientists envision reproduction and human development in Sex in Space and explore startling new evidence showing the existence of universes other than our own in Parallel Universes. From bizarre clouds to the hypothetical Planet X from space disasters to space sex and the possibility of terrifying cosmic collisions experience space in a whole new way - not through a telescope or textbook but firsthand. With The Universe: Season 3 you'll feel like you've travelled to the edge of the unknown. Episodes Comprise: 1. Deep Space Disasters 2. Parallel Universes 3. Light Speed 4. Sex in Space 5. Alien Faces 6. Deadly Comets and Meteors 7. Living in Space 8. Stopping Armageddon 9. Another Earth 10. Strangest Things 11. Edge of Space 12. Cosmic Phenomena

  • National Geographic - Britain's Greatest Machines - Series Two - Series Two [DVD] National Geographic - Britain's Greatest Machines - Series Two - Series Two | DVD | (05/07/2010) from £8.99  |  Saving you £1.00 (10.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    National Geographic: Britain's Greatest Machines - Series Two (2 Discs)

  • The Big Dinosaur Box The Big Dinosaur Box | DVD | (08/03/2004) from £8.31  |  Saving you £21.68 (72.30%)  |  RRP £29.99

    The Box Set Contains: Giant Claw/Land of the Giant Dinosaurs Walking with Dinosaurs Ballad of Big Al

  • Life In The Freezer [1993] Life In The Freezer | DVD | (16/09/2002) from £6.84  |  Saving you £9.56 (56.30%)  |  RRP £16.99

    At one and a half times the size of the United States it has a year round population of only 800 people. Three quarters of the world's fresh water envelops it in a layer of ice so thick it conceals mountain ranges as vast as the Alps. And with temperatures seventy degrees below zero centigrade and winds of up to 120 mph Antartica is the coldest loneliest place on Earth. But it is also a place of majestic beauty which can support astonishingly rich and varied forms of wildlife. P

  • Walking With Beasts - The Complete Series [2001] Walking With Beasts - The Complete Series | DVD | (08/04/2002) from £3.49  |  Saving you £18.00 (72.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Walking With Beasts is an introduction to the animals (predominantly mammals) that roamed the earth from the extinction of the dinosaurs until the rise of early humans. The sequel to the BBC’s acclaimed and highly successful series Walking With Dinosaurs, Beasts also uses a combination of clever special effects and computer-generated imagery to create a realistic world as it may have appeared millions of years ago. As to be expected from any BBC nature programme, the images are visually stunning; the prehistoric animals look impressively lifelike, interacting seamlessly with each other and their environment to create an entire world that could have been photographed only yesterday. Best of all is Episode 2, "Whale Killer", which follows a female Basilosaurus, an enormous ancient predatory whale, as she travels through shallow seas and along coastlines--the underwater images could have just as easily originated in the BBC’s spectacular Blue Planet series. It’s unfortunate, therefore, that Walking With Beasts is let down by its script and the often dubious science therein. Episode 3, "The Land of Giants", begins with an anthropomorphic statement better suited to a Disney film than a scientific documentary, referring to the featured animals as "The good [a herbivore or plant-eating animal], the bad [a carnivore or flesh-eating animal] and the ugly [a giant warthog which is, admittedly, pretty ugly]." Still, Walking With Beasts has a host of little touches and flourishes that add to the feeling of realism (the animals knock over the cameras, pebbles hit the lens), which make this programme a success as a piece of pure entertainment and prehistoric escapism. A companion book and soundtrack CD is also available. --Ted Kord

  • Earth [DVD] Earth | DVD | (19/04/2010) from £13.99  |  Saving you £21.00 (60.00%)  |  RRP £34.99

    Professor Iain Stewart is a renowned expert in geology and geo-science - the study of the earth and its atmosphere oceans and biosphere. In these acclaimed series Professor Stewart tells the amazing stories of the relationship between earth natural forces and the development of human civilisation. With his enthusiastic delivery and hands-on approach matched by phenomenal camerawork the series are a must-see for anyone with even the slightest interest in our planet. Earth - Power of the Planet This landmark series uses breathtaking footage and specialist imaging to examine the great forces that shape the life story of the planet - volcanoes the ocean the atmosphere and ice How the Earth Made Us This staggering new vision of our history examines the relationship between human civilisation and Earth revealing the influence of the planetary forces - earth water wind and fire.

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