The Blue Planet narrated by Sir David Attenborough is an epic new guide to the strange and spectacular denizens of our world's vast oceans. We know less about the oceans than we do about the surface of the moon yet the sea covers two-thirds of our planet. From the familiar to the unknown
Bruce Parry presenter of the BBC's Tribe has travelled the length of the Amazon to film a major new series for BBC Two.
Journey through the past, present and future of Earth as History explores the very real beginnings of our planet, thepotentially catastrophic results of our own behaviour on it, and the possibility of a world wiped clean of humanity. Includes:How The Earth Was Made:History goes back in time, from 4.5 billion years ago to today, to reveal the mystery of geology across the world. Spectacular onlocation shooting and dramatic graphics combine to show how the immensely powerful, and at times violent, forces of geology have literally shaped the world we live in.A Global Warning?:Arctic ice is melting, sea levels are rising, glaciers are shrinking at alarming rates, and the Earth is getting unmistakably warmer. Is this vast, potentially catastrophic, climate change the result of human behaviour? History offers an in-depth study of the science behind this controversial, hot-button issue.Life After People:What would happen if every human being on Earth disappeared? This isn't the story of how we might vanish - it is the story of what happens to the world we leave behind. Examining how the very landscape of planet Earth would change in our absence.
The Truth About Climate Change is a two part documentary presented by Sir David Attenborough who asks the question 'What is the future for our world?' Some extraordinary phenomena have taken place in recent times; Hurricane Katrina the heat wave of 2003 polar bears swimming in search of ice and vast swarms of insects enveloping an African village. But are these isolated incidents or are they omens of a greater global change? Sir David discovers that the world is warming at an unprecedented rate and finds out why this is now far beyond any normal allowance for cyclical fluctuation. But are humans to blame? These changes are already in motion whatever we do now but Sir David believes that we may be able to act to prevent a catastrophe. People around the world are having to adapt their way of life as the climate changes; the Inuit in the Arctic whose hunting is now limited the Pacific island inhabitants forced to move as their homes disappear beneath the waves and the Siberian homes slowly sinking into the permafrost. Sir David investigates some of the possible scenarios for the future including rising sea levels insect plagues and an increase in diseases.
Dr Jacob Bronowski traces the history of mankind's cultural development from primitive times to the present day.
Martin Clunes embarks on an epic journey around a remarkably varied range of islands that just happens to be in our own backyard. He will travel from Britain''s far northern coastline to the southerly shores to visit some of the hundreds of islands that pepper our shores.
This informative guide to birds of the British Isles includes all the familiar birds that we see everyday to the rarest that are seldom seen. This programme is an ideal guide for youngsters learning to identify birds experienced birdwatchers or anyone with a bird table who enjoys watching their antics from the comfort of an armchair. Special menus highlight various facts about each of the 72 birds featured from diet and wingspan to population numbers and breeding locations.
Awe-inspiring jaw-dropping heart-stopping Human Planet is a majestic portrait of humankind and the power of nature in extraordinary symbiosis struggle and strife. For the first time the BBC Natural History Unit has turned the camera on ourselves. In doing so we see how amazing human beings can be and how we adapt to any habitat anywhere. Human Planet is epic in ambition extreme in content intimate in effect. It explores how we have devised ways of surviving in every corner of Earth - from the remotest deserts to the busiest urban metropolis. Each episode focuses on an iconic environment and reveals how we have adapted to the challenges of the landscape and the endless diversity of animals and plants we live with. Discover how our remarkable intelligence tool use and close-knit social lives have enabled us to cope with just about anything nature can throw at us. Includes Bonus Digital Copy As a bonus to your DVD you can also transfer a digital copy this will allow you to view your 'Human Planet' episodes on your PC or your mobile device(s). Just follow the step by step instructions inside your DVD.
Three-part series in which presenter Monty Don visits historical gardens in France. While exploring elaborate designs and displays, Monty discovers how gardens have been used as a form of expression and how French food and art are reflected in the country's horticulture.
An amazing new perspective on the landscapes and creatures of Africa's wildest places. This is the world's wildest continent as you’ve never seen it before - an intense sensory adventure from the Atlas Mountains, through the Savannah lands to the Cape of Good Hope and from the Roof of Africa and the Kalahari to where the dark rainforests of the Congo meet the Atlantic Ocean. Each episode shifting the focus onto a different region as it contrasts the epic power of the landscape with the dramatic struggles of individual creatures living there. From hidden jungles and ice-blue glaciers to erupting volcanoes and lakes of poison, Africa explores an astonishing array of previously un-filmed locations and discovers bizarre new creatures and behaviours - including some of the rarest fish in the world, exploding insects and lizards that hunt on the backs of lions. This landmark five-part series utilises the latest filming technology to reveal the surprising environments, extraordinary creatures and other fascinating secrets of an amazing continent.
Chris Packham travels to the world's great habitats to reveal how they actually work - despite the huge challenges that nature throws at them. With insight from recent scientific discoveries, Chris delves into complex and interdependent relationships to show why the termite needs the rhino, the shark needs the tiger and the lynx needs the caterpillar.Travelling to the jungles of Borneo and the Amazon, he sees how relentless infestations of insects are responsible for creating the jungles. In Kenya he witnesses how rhinos and giraffes are nurturing and restoring the depleted grasslands. In the North American forests the whole ecosystem crashes and is reborn - and it's all down to a breathtaking feat of timing by its species.Finally in South America, Bangladesh and the Maldives, Chris shows how the creatures and plants that live in the water work together in complex relationships to overcome the challenges of constant change and oxygen starvation.
This 3 DVD set provides comprehensive coverage of all the regular British birds - in total it features 280 species. High quality footage has been specially filmed to show the birds in their natural habitat flying singing and calling. An expert commentary describes the important features and there are slow motion sequences and still frames to emphasize key points. A detailed menu gives you instant access to any species. Disc One: Divers to Crakes Disc Two: Waders to Swift Disc Three: Swallows to Buntings
In Life In Cold Blood David Attenborough explores the lives of Reptiles and Amphibians.
For filmmaker Rob Stewart, exploring sharks began as an underwater adventure. What it turned into was a beautiful and dangerous life journey into the balance of life on earth.
Explore the edges of the unknown with this 3 disc box set. Offering a close look at Saturn Mars and Jupiter and Mercury and Venus
This 3 DVD set provides comprehensive coverage of birds that can be found around Britain today. This ornithological treat provides a visual guide to over 30 different birds that are native to the British Isles. This 3 DVD set is divided into six sections - Towns, parks and Gardens, Woodlands and Forests, Fields and Farmland, Lakes, Rivers and Wetlands, Mountains and Moors and Heaths and Coasts and Cliffs and provides information on each bird such as their habits and surroundings. Towns, Parks & Gardens: Song Thrush Starling Robin Blue Tit Goldfinch Woodlands & Forests: Nightingale Green Woodpecker Goldcrest Buzzard Long-eared Owl Fields & Farmland: Barn Owl Lapwing Magpie Skylark Pheasant Lakes, Rivers & Wetlands: Kingfisher Mallard Bittern Grey Heron Wigeon Mute Swan Mountains, Moors & heaths: Peregrine Raven Golden Eagle Curlew Hobby Coasts & Cliffs: Avocet Puffin Kittiwake Cormorant Gannet
Join extreme travellers Mark Anstice and Olly Steeds as they embark on a unique expedition into one of the most remote rainforests on earth. Their goal is to live with the remarkable Kombai tribe a rumoured cannibal tribe whose way of life hasn't changed since the Stone Age. The Kombai tribe was discovered only 25 years ago in the dense jungles of West Papua New Guinea. The tribe's lifestyle - dubbed 'stone-age' - has remained unchanged for 15 000 years. There are thought to be about 4 000 Kombai people. They are spread across approximately 250 small clans each of which speaks a different language.
Series 2 of The Lionman follows the exciting developments at the park as Zion wildlife gardens moves into phase two of their expansion plans. The park has been closed and major construction is underway to provide the animals with amazing enclosures. Along the way we also follow Craig on his adventures. He travels to South Africa to sort through the red tape in order to bring the first white lion to New Zealand. We follow him to Queenstown where he shoots an amazing international commercial with a young lion. We also tag along with Craig as he visits one of the most spiritual big cat havens in the world: a monastery in Thailand where monks live in harmony with tigers.
Two thousand years ago one of history's most notorious individuals was born. Historian Mary Beard embarks on an investigative journey to explore the life and times of Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus better known to us as Caligula. Known as Romes most capricious tyrant he was said to have made his horse a consul proclaimed himself a living God and indulged in scandalous orgies and thats before building vast bridges across land and sea prostituting senators wives and killing half the Roman elite on a whim. All that in just four short years in power before a violent and speedy assassination at just 28 years old. Mary explores the real Caligula in an array of unexpected places. From Germany to Capri from Rome to Lake Nemi she exposes and analyses historical accounts and assembles tantalising fragments of evidence. Mary reveals an astonishing story of murder intrigue and dynastic family power. Above all shell explain why Caligula has ended up with such a reputation and in the process reveal a more intriguing portrait of not just the monster but the man.
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