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  • Blue Planet Blue Planet | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £7.99  |  Saving you £-2.15 (-31.50%)  |  RRP £6.83

    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

  • Walking With Beasts - The Complete Series [2001] Walking With Beasts - The Complete Series | DVD | (08/04/2002) from £6.89  |  Saving you £18.10 (72.40%)  |  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

  • The Planets [1999] The Planets | DVD | (24/01/2000) from £4.75  |  Saving you £25.26 (72.20%)  |  RRP £34.99

    While watching The Planets, be prepared to fight your way past all kinds of computer animation which makes Walking with Dinosaurs seem like the last word in realism. It seems that no solar or planetary event which ever happened (or which may or may not have happened) is worthy of mention here without recourse to lovingly detailed shots of implausible-looking collisions and explosions. These come complete with sound effects, despite the fact that there is no sound in the vacuum of space, and are enhanced by a range of colours, some of which are visible only to bees. Somehow Patrick Moore's The Sky at Night manages to convey just as much excitement with little more than a couple of diagrams and the presenter's hyperactive enthusiasm. Fortunately, this two-DVD set is redeemed by both its subject matter and its sheer scope, offering all eight 50-minute episodes of the 1999 documentary series covering the history of the solar system and humanity's age-old desire to learn its secrets. Detailed indexing and scene access makes this a convenient reference source too, so amateur astronomers everywhere can finally bin those off-air VHS copies. --Roger Thomas

  • Whale Wars: Series 4 [DVD] Whale Wars: Series 4 | DVD | (20/05/2013) from £4.74  |  Saving you £12.01 (60.10%)  |  RRP £19.99

    'We don't care who is killing whales... we're going to go after them' - Paul Watson, captain. Animal Planet's Emmy-nominated Whale Wars returns for a fourth captivating season. Over 10 exhilarating episodes the Sea Shepherds' dramatic campaign - Operation No Compromise - is filmed by the Animal Planet cameras on the Antarctic high seas. For years, Captain Paul Watson and his Sea Shepherd Conservation Society crew have taken to the water in an attempt to stop Japanese ships from hunting whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. Now, with the whaling quota higher than ever, the Sea Shepherd embarks on a new mission with surprise tactics and her crew members on a desperate quest to declare victory over whaling once and for all. Whale Wars provides a unique insight into the ongoing battles in the icy Antarctic waters as the conflict between Sea Shepherds and the whalers grows more intense with each engagement - each pushing the other to the limit to fight for their beliefs.

  • The Universe - Season 3 [Blu-ray] The Universe - Season 3 | Blu Ray | (22/03/2010) from £7.99  |  Saving you £16.41 (54.70%)  |  RRP £29.99

    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

  • Discovery Adventure Triple Pack [DVD] Discovery Adventure Triple Pack | DVD | (01/06/2013) from £2.61  |  Saving you £16.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    This 3 DVD box set contains: An Introduction to Deadliest Catch An Introduction to World's Lost Tribes and An Introduction to Everest: Beyond The Limit.

  • Natural Splendors, Vols. 1-3 [WS] [3 Discs] Natural Splendors, Vols. 1-3 | DVD | (25/06/2002) from £12.56  |  Saving you £7.43 (37.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Sit back relax and enjoy the magnificent images and beautiful music found in every Natural Splendors disc. Digitally mastered to deliver exceptional video and audio quality each disc in the Natural Splendors series is perfect for relaxation meditation and background ambiance. Volume 1 features photography of the American West & Southwest from Jim DeLutes and music from Hennie Bekker. Volume 2 features photography of the American East & South from Mundy Hackett and music fr

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