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  • A Year On Ice A Year On Ice | DVD | (15/09/2003) from £11.81  |  Saving you £8.18 (40.90%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Jim and Yvonne Claypole spent 12 months living in a 2.4 x 3.6 metre prefabricated hut chained to rocks on the icy edges of the Antarctic continent. The dangers they faced were extreme both physically and psychologically. The story of their private expedition is one of inspiration and determination to survive in an environment that even the penguins and seals desert for six months of the year. Such survival was totally reliant on the couple's ability to stay mentally positive as

  • World Natural Heritage: Panama [Blu-ray] World Natural Heritage: Panama | Blu Ray | (13/05/2013) from £3.28  |  Saving you £16.71 (83.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Panama, home to one of the most incredible World Natural Heritage site of La Amistad contains an insurmountable number of living beings; creatures that live in the foliage and plants that rise high above the clouds. Echoing through the trees at dawn the howler monkey wakens all those that are asleep, stirring the birds in the trees and snakes in the undergrowth. In incredible 3D you are shown the magic of Mother Nature as you discover how this intricate ecosystem supports and keeps alive our ...

  • Werner Herzog - Encounters in the Natural World Boxset (includes Encounters at the end of the world, Grizzly Man, White Diamond, La Soufriere & Flying Doctors of East Africa) [DVD] Werner Herzog - Encounters in the Natural World Boxset (includes Encounters at the end of the world, Grizzly Man, White Diamond, La Soufriere & Flying Doctors of East Africa) | DVD | (31/08/2009) from £32.96  |  Saving you £12.03 (26.70%)  |  RRP £44.99

    Encounters In The Natural World Boxset (5 Discs)

  • Ocean Wonderland - (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray) Ocean Wonderland - (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (13/12/2010) from £10.20  |  Saving you £14.79 (59.20%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Originally presented in IMAX 3D theatres. Hold your breath and plunge into this unique larger than life diving experience. Presented by Jean-Michel Cousteau Ocean Wonderland 3D takes you on a stunning visual and sensorial diving adventure beneath the waves to the pulsating heart of the oceans: the coral reefs. Join your friendly host Aris the turtle and enter this magical and beautiful yet endangered and fragile world from Australia's Great Barrier Reef to the Bahamas. Discover the vast bio-diversity thriving there and the crucial role played by coral reefs within the marine ecosystem by providing a habitat and food for a wide variety of fish species and maintaining the well-being of our planet.

  • Wildlife Special - Tiger [1999] Wildlife Special - Tiger | DVD | (23/08/2004) from £4.29  |  Saving you £3.70 (46.30%)  |  RRP £7.99

    Dangerous powerful but above all breath-takingly beautiful tigers have for centuries sparked awe and admiration. Yet it is their very uniqueness which has made them a prized object for hunters. This film could be the last complete portrait of tigers in the wild as there is a real chance they could be extinct within the next decade. Their elusive lifestyle has made filming difficult but after 25 years of the Project Tiger scheme operating in India's Madhya Pradesh these big c

  • Walking With Dinosaurs - Ballad Of Big Al [2000] [1999] Walking With Dinosaurs - Ballad Of Big Al | DVD | (04/06/2001) from £1.99  |  Saving you £8.03 (61.80%)  |  RRP £12.99

    The Ballad of Big Al manages the tricky feat of making the viewer feel concern--even sympathy--for a 10m-long, razor-fanged carnivorous predator, an Allosaurus from 145,000,000 years ago. That it does so without resorting to Disney tactics makes its achievement all the more admirable--despite the title, these creatures thankfully don't even speak, let alone sing. In fact, Big Al scores precisely because it takes a resolutely low-key, restrained and intelligent approach to a subject that can all too often end up being sentimentalised. The programme contains two separate half-hour segments originally transmitted as Walking With Dinosaurs "specials" The first is a biopic of Big Al, the allosaurus whose remarkably complete skeleton, found in Wyoming in 1991, allowed scientists to piece together an accurate picture of the creature's life. We follow Al from his hatching out of an egg, then at regular stages through his development into an almost fully grown adult. Almost being the operative word since, since after suffering a series of injuries Al becomes too ill to hunt and suffers an arbitrary, unspectacular demise (all the more believable and touching for it) in late adolescence. The second programme is a "making of" documentary, showing how scientists analysed Al's bones and came up with a plausible series of adventures for him. It's easy to forget that these recreations can only be educated supposition--the camerawork and narration (by Kenneth Branagh) exactly mimic actual wildlife documentaries about living species, while the computer-generated depiction of the dinosaurs is never less than utterly convincing. We're in danger of taking this kind of dazzling FX work for granted, but Big Al freshens it up by putting it at the service of a well-structured, very specific narrative. The programme doesn't hold back on realities of the Jurassic period's harsh, kill-or-be-killed ecosystem, but while it carries an official warning about "mild wildlife horror", Big Al sensibly never dwells on the gory stuff. The most graphic section is also, strangely, the most alluring, as a hungry pack of Allosaurs patiently stalk a herd of colossal Diplodocus across a dry salt lake. The images of these enormous creatures trotting and lumbering along against a stark white background have a surreal, dreamy beauty--the spell abruptly broken when an ailing Diplodocus collapses, exhausted, and the ravenous Allosaurs quickly move in for their bloody feast. --Neil Young

  • When Dinosaurs Ruled - Africa - The Land Time Forgot When Dinosaurs Ruled - Africa - The Land Time Forgot | DVD | (01/08/2005) from £3.99  |  Saving you £8.26 (63.60%)  |  RRP £12.99

    When Dinosaurs Ruled Africa goes beyond the lush forests roaring lions and the blazing sun to reveal the world's most remote and hard-to-reach Dinosaur fossils known to exist. We follow palaeontologist Paul Sereno and his team from the southern tip of Africa to the northern reaches of Morocco as we meet some of the most diverse dinosaurs to have roamed our world.

  • South Pacific [DVD] South Pacific | DVD | (15/06/2009) from £6.95  |  Saving you £18.00 (72.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    One ocean 25 000 islands half the water on Earth. The Pacific includes some of the most remote spots on the planet - yet there's not a single island that has avoided colonizers whether it be plants animals or humans - and generally all three. Go beyond clich''d images of swaying palms and idyllic beaches to explore this immense and surprising ocean as it has never been seen before.

  • The Universe in 3D: How The Solar System Was Made [Blu-ray 3D] The Universe in 3D: How The Solar System Was Made | Blu Ray | (13/05/2013) from £4.05  |  Saving you £15.94 (79.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    At 4.6 billion years old, the Solar System is our solid, secure home in the Universe. But how did it come to be? We trace the system's birth from a thin cloud of dust and gas. Shocked by a nearby supernova, the pull of gravity and natural rotation spun it into a flat disc from which the Sun and planets coalesced. It all happened in the space of 700 million years, during which the planets jockeyed for position, dodging the brutal bombardment of deadly asteroids and setting into the neat, stable system that we now realise might be a rarity in the universe. Explore the history of our planets for the first time in spectacular 3-D!

  • Gorilla School [DVD] Gorilla School | DVD | (02/09/2013) from £5.19  |  Saving you £9.80 (65.40%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Follow three infant gorillas as they embark on the journey of a lifetime. Follow the journey of three infant gorillas as they are transported from Howletts Animal Park in Kent UK to Africa where they must learn the ways of the wild before being reintroduced in a protected forest in Gabon. As well as charting the progress of these pioneering gorillas this series follows the work of the devoted scientists and park rangers who are re-building the gorilla population. Narrated by Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey Gorilla School delivers fear and drama friendship and rivalry bullying and community hardship and triumph.

  • Everest Everest | DVD | (27/10/2008) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £49.99

    Series 1: The Danger Zone Are you prepared to take on nature's toughest challenge? 12 guys who've never met before trusting each other with their lives in seriously cold temperatures at damaging high altitudes that both physically and mentally overwhelm. Some have never climbed before one has no legs! Now they're taking on nature's toughest challenge all because they share one Dream. Is it worth the risk? Discovery Channel follows the exploits of 12 amateur climbers in their attempt to climb the World's highest peak. The film was shot during the second deadliest climbing season on Mt Everest and in an unprecedented move cameras were strapped to the Sherpa's helmets to record nearly every step or misstep. The resulting footage provided viewers with a real sense of what it takes to conquer the world's most formidable peak. Series 2: The Deadliest Climb Everest has killed more than 200 people. Yet nothing will stop amateur climbers from risking their lives to conquer the Mother of All Mountains. It's a dream some say they're willing to die for. This year Discovery Channel returns to Everest for another climbing season with legendary expedition leader Russell Brice and a new team of daring men and women taking on the world's highest mountain. Experience the thrill of the climb in this gripping documentary that reveals the struggles triumphs highs and lows of climbers who attempt to conquer the world's tallest peak. Join legendary expedition leader Russell Brice and a new team of daring men and women as they take on Everest in another riveting season. Marvel as these brave amateur climbers risk their lives to conquer the The Big One.

  • Richard Dawkins - Growing Up in the Universe - The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures (2 DVD set) [2007] Richard Dawkins - Growing Up in the Universe - The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures (2 DVD set) | DVD | (29/10/2007) from £22.03  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Oxford professor Richard Dawkins presents a series of lectures on life the universe and our place in it. With brilliance and clarity Dawkins unravels an educational gem that will mesmerize young and old alike. Illuminating demonstrations wildlife virtual reality and special guests (including Douglas Adams) all combine to make this collection a timeless classic. The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures for Children were founded by Michael Faraday in 1825 with himself as the inaugural lecturer. The 1991 lecturer was Richard Dawkins whose five one-hour lectures originally televised by the BBC are now available for the first time on DVD.

  • Wild Africa 3D - Volume 3 (Blu-ray 3D + Blu Ray) Wild Africa 3D - Volume 3 (Blu-ray 3D + Blu Ray) | Blu Ray | (05/08/2013) from £3.45  |  Saving you £16.54 (82.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Wild Africa comes to you in this incredible 3 volume collection, allowing you to journey across the vast expense of South Africa and experience firsthand the incredible inhabitants of this harsh but beautiful land. Volume 3 Western Cape: Africa s coastline is an immense 2786 kilometers long. Uniquely it borders both the Atlantic on the West and the Indian Ocean on the East and at its centre, the Cape of Good Hope, the feared cemetery of ships caused by the colliding currents of the cold Bengu...

  • Patagonia 3D - Volume 2 (Blu-Ray 3D + Blu-Ray) Patagonia 3D - Volume 2 (Blu-Ray 3D + Blu-Ray) | Blu Ray | (05/08/2013) from £3.14  |  Saving you £16.85 (84.30%)  |  RRP £19.99

    In the infinite expanse of Patagonia, man and animal live together in harmony in this incredible land. One of the world's most spectacular nature locations, this 3D volume explores the beauty on offer as you are able to witness up close the magnitude of penguins, cormorants and sea lions that live and breed here. Taking steps already trodden by Charles Darwin, the forefather of evolutionary theory, you will reach Darwin's Rock and appreciate where history was made and evolution confirmed whil...

  • Wildlife Paradise - Snakes Wildlife Paradise - Snakes | DVD | (10/10/2005) from £3.25  |  Saving you £-0.26 (-4.30%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Get half a dozen species of the fascinating and lethal rattlesnake right into your living room! We encounter the aggressive Western Diamondback and the hair-raising Sidewinder on our trip across North America. Witness also the fascinating lifestyle of the lethal pit vipers. Ever wanted to get close to the Cobra? Now you have the chance! The Cobra is one of the deadliest snakes in the world and in Thailand it's also one of the most common reptiles. The snake is more than just a threat as it performs an important service in the ecosystem. Wildlife Paradise gives you the world's most fascinating snakes and shows how each has uniquely evolved to efficiently hunt and kill for survival!

  • Walk On The Wild Side - New Zealand's Greatest Walks Walk On The Wild Side - New Zealand's Greatest Walks | DVD | (25/02/2008) from £6.10  |  Saving you £3.89 (38.90%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Take the walk of a lifetime and discover the wild side of New Zealand's magnificent scenery. You'll marvel at the spectacular lakes forests and mountains. See the volcanoes and thermal areas of the Central Plateau. Explore the glaciers and southern fiords. Includes the world famous Milford Track. An awe inspiring visual presentation virtually the next best thing to being there.

  • Winged Migration [Blu-ray] [2001] Winged Migration | Blu Ray | (16/08/2010) from £15.99  |  Saving you £4.00 (20.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Witness as five film crews follow a rich variety of bird migrations through 40 countries and each of the seven continents. With teams totalling more than 450 people 17 pilots and 14 cinematographers used planes gliders helicopters and balloonsto fly alongside above below and in front of their subjects. Open your eyes to the wonders of the natural world as you fly along with the world's most gorgeous birds through areas as remote as the Arctic and the Amazon and as populated as Paris and New York City.

  • Eagle Island - A Year On The Isle Of Mull Eagle Island - A Year On The Isle Of Mull | DVD | (01/05/2006) from £8.66  |  Saving you £4.33 (33.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Eagle Island: A Year On The Isle Of Mull is a beautiful wildlife film made for BBC's Natural World featuring spectacular shots of eagles in the nest an abundance of marine life and draw dropping shots of the dramatic Scottish landscape. Expert cameraman and presenter Gordon Buchanan returns to his homeland to rediscover its stunning wildelife and magnificent scenary. The Ilse of Mull has the highest density of eagles in the UK otters in every bay and even whales sh

  • Space Odyssey Space Odyssey | DVD | (15/11/2004) from £6.25  |  Saving you £6.26 (39.10%)  |  RRP £15.99

    From the makers of 'Walking With Dinosaurs': Combining the latest scientific thinking the opinions of medical experts the real-life experience of astronauts and ground-breakingly spectacular CGI Space Odyssey propels us into the future. This breath-taking series follows a group of astronauts as they explore the solar system. Imagine trying to capture an icy block from one of Saturn's rings getting lost in a Venusian sulphuric acid storm or trying to drill on the disintegrating

  • Patagonia: Part 1 [Blu-ray] Patagonia: Part 1 | Blu Ray | (17/06/2013) from £4.19  |  Saving you £15.80 (79.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    From Buenos Aires to Cabo dos Bahias The Valdes peninsula on the east coast of Patagonia is a unique natural paradise belonging to the UNESCO world natural heritage. Home to one of the last colonies of elephant seals, this incredible habitat sees these massive and awe-inspiring creatures, weighing as much as five tons, haul themselves to this breathtaking place to live well and rear their young. Accompanying the elephant seals are the smaller sea lions that take advantage of the magnitude of ...

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