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David Attenborough....Life On Land


Maddie 15 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2008 11:08AM
On tv this morning David Attenborough was talking about his new dvd collection, looked amazing, i thought i would share some details with you, some may like to put it on their Xmas list.


Twenty years ago, David Attenborough started making a series of programmes about the different groups of living organisms that inhabit the lands of our planet - birds and mammals, plants and insects, amphibians and reptiles. He looked at the history of each one from its first appearance and surveyed the multitude of different forms into which it now involved. These landmark series now form David Attenborough's 15 disc Life on Land DVD Encyclopaedia and are brought to you here in the order in which these various groups arrived during the history of life.

All the series in this Life on Land DVD Encyclopaedia have been indexed to provide rapid reference to each species mentioned and to behavioural categories such as mimicry, camouflage or conflict. The index can be accessed on screen through the menu on each of the discs, alternatively a precise reference can be found in the hard-backed book which accompanies the collection.

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DaveU 14 1.4k 125 England
6 Nov 2008 11:17AM
Sounds expensive Maddie .....
Maddie 15 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2008 11:24AM
not really, when you think of 15 discs plus the books, the footage is amazing.
bfgstew 13 668 105 England
6 Nov 2008 11:27AM
But what a collection! The team that make these are just outstanding. Would be worth every penny, if someone was kind enough to get it for me..................LOL.
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
6 Nov 2008 11:31AM
Around 70, Dave.
Heard about it on last night's 'One Show'.
Check the price here.
Maddie 15 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2008 11:33AM
sorry, i took it that Dave had seen the price lol......well done Cole Smile
joolsb 15 27.1k 38 Switzerland
6 Nov 2008 11:49AM
Does this mean there's going to be a 'Life in the Sea' coming out soon? Wink
KenTaylor 15 3.1k 2 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2008 11:49AM
At around 70 its cheap at half the price Smile
Works out at 5 per disc with the book thrown in.
It is reference work and superbly done. More than enough material there to keep anyone happy through the dark cold evenings ahead.
Along with `Coast` you have the best.
Ken
DaveU 14 1.4k 125 England
6 Nov 2008 11:55AM
I agree that BBC Natural History and David Attenborough is a winning combination. Seen them all before though.
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
6 Nov 2008 12:01PM

Quote:Does this mean there's going to be a 'Life in the Sea' coming out soon?


That is exactly what I was thinking....lol
DaveU 14 1.4k 125 England
6 Nov 2008 12:16PM
What about "Life in the Air" too?
Maddie 15 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2008 12:22PM
All the series in this breath-taking collection have been indexed to provide rapid reference to each species mentioned and to behavioural categories such as mimicry, camouflage or courtship. Making this box set totally unique, the index can be accessed on screen through the menu on each of the discs and with just one click the relevant area of interest can be summoned on to the screen within a few moments. Alternatively a precise reference can be found in an accompanying hard-backed book.

Featured are...

The First Eden - This four-part series is a glorious portrait of the landscape, wildlife and plants of the Mediterranean. The First Eden is an excursion to the Mediterranean detailing the long history of mankind's relationship with this incredible environment. From the earliest human settlements to the cities of today, from the deserts of North Africa to the forests of southern Europe, this series tells the dramatic story of man and nature at work.

Life of Mammals - Sir David Attenborough introduces us to the most diverse group of animals ever to live on Earth, from the smallest - the two-inch Pygmy Shrew, to the largest - the Blue Whale; from the slowest - the sloth, to the swiftest - the cheetah; from the least attractive - the Naked Mole Rat, to the most irresistible - a human baby. This is the story of 4,000 species which conquered the farthest places on earth. With bodies kept warm by thick coats of fur and their developing young protected and nourished within their bodies, they have managed to colonise every part of the globe, dry or wet, hot or cold.

Life in the Undergrowth - Join Sir David Attenborough on his groundbreaking exploration into the bizarre, ferocious and surprisingly beautiful world of the invertebrates! Not just bugs and beetles, but exotic cicadas, neon glow worms, intricate silk-weaving spiders and iridescent dragonflies - not to mention a whole host of other incredible life forms and intimate, startling behaviour.

Life of Birds - Birds represent the largest animal group on the planet. With over 9,000 species of birds alive today, what is the secret of their phenomenal success? Three years in the making, Sir David Attenborough investigates the behaviour of this perfectly adapted life form - their remarkable strategies for finding food, their complex social systems, and their ingenious and often bizarre ways of mating and breeding.

Private Life of Plants - Filmed from the plant's point of view, using computer animations, fibre-optics and time-lapse photography, Sir David Attenborough reveals plants as they have never been seen before - on the move and dangerously devious. Each programme in this magnificent series takes one of the major problems of life - growing, finding food, reproduction - and the varied ways plants have evolved to solve it.

Life in Cold Blood - In telling the epic story of the reptiles and amphibians - the most enduringly successful animals ever to walk on land - Sir David Attenborough completes his overview of life on the planet. The very latest technology enables extraordinary and previously unseen behaviour to be captured in intimate detail, overturning the myth that cold blooded life is slow, solitary and primitive and revealing these creatures to be as dramatic, social, sophisticated and passionate as warm blooded animals.
DaveU 14 1.4k 125 England
6 Nov 2008 12:31PM
You don't work for the BBC do you ??
Maddie 15 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2008 12:32PM
well funny you should say that....watch this space Smile
DaveU 14 1.4k 125 England
6 Nov 2008 12:33PM
Lol .... you can have Jonathon Woss's job Wink

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