In 200 000 years humans have disrupted the fragile balance on which Earth was living for 4 billion years. Global warming shortage of resources endangered species: humans are jeopardising their own living conditions. By the end of the century the relentless consumption will have exhausted almost all of our planet's natural resources. But it is too late to be pessimistic: we have barely 10 years left to reverse the trend. We need to become aware of our abusive exploitation of Earth's gifts and change our way of life. By giving us these previously unreleased images of over 50 countries as seen from the sky and by sharing his wonder but also his worry Yann Arthus-Bertrand contributes to the rebuilding we all need to start doing together. Yann Arthus-Bertrand takes us on a sensational journey above planet Earth and provides us with an unusual portrait of our planet. Planet Earth is critically ill but another future is possible if we all decide to write it together.
THE KING’S SHIPS 1500 - 1599 The story begins with the creation of a Royal Navy under orders of King Henry VIII with ships such as GREAT HARRY and the MARY ROSE and continues through the daring exploits of Sir Francis Drake’s GOLDEN HINDE and the revolutionary innovations of John Hawkins’ race-built Galleons. Finally the climatic showdown with Spain’s Invincible Armada in 1588 laid the groundwork for Britannia's Rule of the Seas in the years to come. WOODEN WALLS 1600 - 1805 The 17th century saw Britain’s war efforts aided by Samuel Pepys’ codification of naval tactics in “The Fighting Instructions” which transformed naval battles from uncontrollable melees into linear chess games on water. A little-known Scottish landlubber named John Clerk further stimulated naval tactics and when Admiral Horatio Nelson took the helm of HMS VICTORY at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 Britain’s mastery of the waves was re-established. THE SUN NEVER SETS 1806 – PRESENT Wooden Walls were soon replaced by iron and steel. When the super-ship DREADNOUGHT was launched in 1906 it sparked a naval arms race with Germany that culminated with the gigantic showdown at Jutland during WWI. After the loss of HMS Hood Churchill’s rallying cry “Sink The Bismarck!” and the successful pursuit of the GRAF SPEE turned the tide of WWII. The Falklands War in 1982 once again demonstrated the continuing resolve and effectiveness of the Royal navy.
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.
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
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 1 Safari: Volume 1 allows you to travel across the safari and witness not only the incredible wildlife that lives off of the South African land, but also takes you on a cross-country jeep ride where you are able to bring the sights and sounds of the Safari into your living r...
Explorer Paul Rose leads a team of ocean experts in a series of global science expeditions. With him maritime archaeologist Dr Lucy Blue investigates our past and our relationship with the sea exploring shipwrecks and lost civilisations; marine biologist and Oceanographer Tooni Mahto seeks the extraordinary life in our oceans today; and environmentalist Philippe Cousteau Jr looks to the future of our oceans and charts the way they're changing. Filmed in High Definition in some of the most beautiful diverse and threatened seas on our planet the team travels across the world to the Southern Ocean the Atlantic the Indian Ocean the Red Sea the Sea of Cortez the Arctic Ocean and the Mediterranean to dive the depths of the world's seas and oceans. The planet's seas are changing fast and Oceans builds up a timely global picture of our planet's most magnificent and vital asset.
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
By getting closer than anyone else would dare Ian Gordon attempts to dispel the belief that the Great White is an unprovoked man-killer but instead suggests that it is a thinking social animal. Also included is an intriguing documentary revealing the terrifying prospect that the Great White Sharks are living and hunting in packs as a pattern of horrific local attacks off the waters of Chatham Island 500 miles east of New Zealand suggest.
This amazing documentary follows the annual journey of Antarctic Emperor penguins.
Steve Leonard and Michsela Strachan are on a rescue mission to help save some of our closest relatives - orangutans.
The Raging Planet - The Power And The Beauty Of Our Planet's Natural Hazards And Dangers.Includes:When Nature Rules.Volcanoes.Avalanches.Angry Earth.Planet Storm.El Nino.Savage Sun.Fireballs From Space.
Join Justin on his many adventures...as he seeks to find fun in the most unlikely of places! Wherever he goes Justin is ably supported (and transported) by his faithful friendly and very funny car.
In 1979 David Attenborough presented Life on Earth, the first wildlife blockbuster series, a chronicle of three-and-a-half billion years of natural history. The Living Planet followed five years later, an equally ambitious 12-part documentary which spanned the globe with portraits of each of the major geographical regions which offer home to life. Attenborough demonstrates how even in the most hostile of environments, from the volcanic "Furnaces of the Earth" to "The Frozen World" of mountains and tundra, the Arctic and Antarctic, live maintains a foothold. He takes us to "The Northern Forests", the "Jungle", "Seas of Grass" and "The Baking Deserts", and ever the genial host, details how in all its endless diversity, life is ingeniously suited to its surroundings. With breathtaking imagery we meet our fellow inhabitants, from penguins to polar bears, lions to scorpions, oaks to eagles, and journey on to "The Open Ocean" and the "New Worlds" which mankind itself is rapidly fashioning through ever more radical technological change. The series ends with an impassioned environmental plea which rings even more urgent now than in 1984. The Trials of Life (1990) and The Private Life of Plants (1994) further detail The Living Planet. --Gary S. Dalkin
Craig Busch AKA The Lion Man loves lions so much he is creating the Zion Wildlife Gardens as a paradise for his feline friends. The Zion Wildlife Gardens features fourteen Barbary Lions seven Royal White Bengal Tigers four Bengal Tigers and four extremely rare White Lions. This fascinating series based in New Zealand follows the joys and frustrations of Craig and his partner Karen as they rear and interact with the 'cats' in a very up close and personal manner. The Lion Man celebrates big cats explores their unique nature and reveals the quite awe-inspiring relationship Craig Busch has with these magnificent animals.
For a baby elephant family life is everything and losing your mother is the worst possible start in life. Presenters Michaela Strachan and Jonathan Scott followed a year in the lives of a unique group of orphaned baby elephants rescued by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya.
Explore the land of the free. From the makers of Planet Earth comes the groundbreaking new series North America. Three years in the making each episode explores this immense continent taking in the fascinating animals threatening terrain and ferocious weather. The series also shows some animal behaviour never-before captured on camera from the diving grizzly bears in Alaska trying to catch salmon on the way to their spawning grounds to the little-seen elusive desert jaguar in Mexico. This is where life collides with hostile untamed wilderness in the most diverse deadly environment on Earth. What It Took To Make North America Over 3 years in production 110 animal species filmed 2 830 days of filming 250 separate filming expeditions 10 countries visited stretching from the Arctic Circle to the Panama Canal Transportation Travelled over 14 000 miles to capture tornado footage Crossed more than 17 000 square miles of wilderness in Wood Buffalo National Park Flew 120 hours to capture aerial footage of wolves hunting bison Travelled over 5 000 miles for 3 weeks to film the Northern Lights Technology More than 850 hours of HD footage filmed First series to use time-lapses shot in HDR to chronicle weather and extreme storms State-of-the-art equipment including ultra-high-speed cameras and a one-of-a-kind mini submarine camera
National Geographic: Baby Tales
Two-part documentary in which comedienne Jennifer Saunders reacquaints herself with the world of horse riding. Having competed in Pony Club gymkhanas as a child, Jennifer returns to the sport with the aim of taking part in the Badminton Grassroots Championships. With help from Tim Stockdale and Piggy French, Jennifer trains for the event and along the way also meets, among others, former Olympian Princess Anne.
Moods3D are delighted to present to you our Kitsch Fish movies. There are two separate films a wide vista of the aquarium and a stunning close-up. Each provides a unique and truly spectacular 3D aquatic world in which to become absorbed. Each movie has a beautiful musical track composed by Rob Lord of stylophonic.tv and a sound effects track created and mixed by The Frame of Soho London. You can chose which tracks to listen to! Moods3D have crafted these films and audio tracks into a 3D Blu-Ray using the Production and post facilities of Pogo Films Soho. You will be delighted with the soothing and mesmerising effects of 3D Kitsch Fish.
This release is a collection of the one-off programmes that the mercurial Sir David Attenborough has recorded over his first 50 years in broadcasting. Episodes Include: 1. Attenborough In Paradise - Broadcast 08/04/1996 2. The Lost Gods Of Easter Island - Broadcast 24/04/2000 3. The Amber Time Machine - Broadcast 15/02/2004 4. Bowerbirds: The Art Of Seduction - Broadcast 17/12/2000 5. The Song Of The Earth- Broadcast 23/12/2000 6. A Blank On The Map - Broadcast 29/12/197
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