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Nightingale, Neil

Overview
Works: 137 works in 301 publications in 7 languages and 4,015 library holdings
Genres: Children's films  Juvenile works  Animated films  Drama  Action and adventure films  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction films  Nature television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Director, Author, Producer, fmd, Restager
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Neil Nightingale
Walking with dinosaurs by Barry Cook( Visual )

42 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Meet dinosaurs more real than anyone has ever seen and take off on a thrilling prehistoric adventure, where Patchi, an underdog dinosaur, triumphs against all odds to become a hero for the ages
The private life of plants by David Attenborough( Visual )

31 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A kaleidoscope of the essence of life on Earth. Explores the world of the plant kingdom through time-lapse photography in exotic world-wide locations
Great Barrier Reef by Australian Tourist Commission( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Visible from space, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on our planet. Stretching just over 1200 miles in length and made up of 3000 individual reef systems and hundreds of islands, Australia's Great Barrier Reef is breathtakingly beautiful. Given world heritage status in 1981, it is one of the wonders of the natural world. This programs offers a definitive guide to the secrets of the reef - how it was created, how it works, the intricate relationships between its inhabitants and how climate change and other factors might shape its future. Using the latest specialist filming and visual techniques, the series captures the magic of the reef as it has never been seen before
Wild Australasia( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Hungarian and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated reference guide to the natural history and ecology of Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, New Britain, New Caledonia, and Lord Howe Island
Enchanted kingdom by Patrick Morris( Visual )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spell-binding journey through seven realms of Africa to reveal a natural world stranger, more magical, and more mystical than anything could be imagined. Narrated by Idris Elba, the film flows likes a stream, with extraordinary time-lapse photography, sweeping aerial shots, and macro and micro lensed 3D propelling us from enchanted forests to the boiling edge of the underworld, from celestial ice-capped mountains and lava-spewing volcanoes, to crashing waterfalls and deep fantastical seas
New Guinea : an island apart by Neil Nightingale( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild Australasia by Neil Nightingale( Visual )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation of the natural wonders of Australia and its closest islands, this series reveals how the continent was transformed from a lush green silderness to a developed nation with a desert at its heart
Wild Africa ; Nile by Fergal Keane( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aware-winning camera team have sought out the most exciting and remote locations to generate stylish and original footage. Developed by the BBC Natural history Unit, known for its ground-breaking natural history programming, it promises to reveal to the viewer why Africa is the richest and most diverse continent on Earth. Tiny Giants reveals the astonishing lives of the smallest of animals
Wild down under( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Georgia Island : paradise of ice( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although this imposing icy island endures storm winds that exceed 120 miles per hour and nearby ocean waves that swell to 50-foot heights, it is the single most important nesting and breeding ground on earth. This paradise of ice is haven and home to the world's largest population of penguins, bull elephant seals and the wandering albatross"--Container
Lost worlds, vanished lives : the complete series by David Attenborough( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attenborough travels the globe, using fossils to illustrate the history of the world before man
Congo : the natural world : spirits of the forest( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spirits of the Forest: Madagascar : "This ... special examines the landscape and wildlife of Madagascar, a treasure house of weird and wonderful wildlife."--Container
Nature( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in French and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentaire over de natuur in Afrika waarbij het water in en rondom het continent centraal staat
Caminando con dinosaurios = Walking with dinosaurs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Meet dinosaurs more real than anyone has ever seen and take off on a thrilling prehistoric adventure, where Patchi, an underdog dinosaur, triumphs against all odds to become a hero for the ages
Wild down under( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wildlife on one: Possums : Features the possums of Australia
Sur la terre des dinosaures( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Meet dinosaurs more real than anyone has ever seen and take off on a thrilling prehistoric adventure, where Patchi, an underdog dinosaur, triumphs against all odds to become a hero for the ages
Wild Australasia : Southern seas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia may be famous for sun, sea and surf, but there's so much more to the marine life in Australia than Bondi Beach and the Great Barrier Reef. Beyond the busy east coast these southern seas break all the rules - they are stranger and more spectacular than anywhere else in the world. Mermaids and dragons glide through the clear blue water, bizarre fish 'walk' along the bottom and on tropical beaches crabs and seagulls have a tug-of-war for food. Even the sea lions here are weird. Southern Seas journeys around the dramatic coasts of Australia and New Zealand revealing the unique wildlife in these waters. Australia is the only continent to have a great coral reef on both sides. On the west coast Ningaloo Reef is the largest fringing reef in the world and Australia's best kept secret. It attracts the biggest fish in the sea, whale sharks, as well as shoals of sardines which are so vast they form dark slicks in the shallows. A birds-eye view provides a unique perspective as hundreds of sharks and giant whales part the silvery mass as they lunge into the slick in an incredible feeding frenzy. This is one of nature's most amazing spectacles. South of Ningaloo the desert shore has created another enchanting place. Shark Bay is a vast briny inlet where mermaids graze on the largest sea grass meadows in the world. The mermaids are of course dugongs, massive sea cows which munch away on the submarine prairies which flourish here. Dugongs, solar powered jellyfish and serpents all thrive in these salty waters. Further south a very unusual ocean current washes the underside of Australia making life especially tough. Australian sea lions are the hardest working seals in the world, with a very unusual approach to breeding. Giant cuttlefish defy the harsh conditions when they gather to produce one of Australia's greatest underwater spectacles. In a colourful and flamboyant display thousands of these metre long cephalopods duel with each other in a mesmerising battle for a mate. Australia has been isolated for so long that many of the creatures here are found nowhere else. Strange looking Hand Fish walk along the sea floor on modified fins and the fantastically coloured weedy sea dragon flutter among majestic kelp forests. But the most bizarre fish in the sea is surely the leafy sea dragon, with such elaborate camouflage it looks like it's from another planet. Where else but Australia could you find such bizarre creatures? Australia's Southern Seas are tough places to be. Desert shores, challenging currents and the continent's isolation have all put the squeeze on marine life. Perhaps that's why there are so many unexpected delights. Hardship has simply brought out the best in the Australian seas
Wild Australasia : Wild Australasia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first programme of the series is a sweeping introduction to the natural wonders of Australia and reveals why its natural history has become so distinctive and strange. It features some of the most bizarre animals and evocative locations across the continent. When Australia first broke away from the rest of the world 45 million year ago it was a very different kind of place - lush, green and forested. And you can still experience something of that time by stepping into an Australian rainforest today. These are the oldest rainforests on earth, over 100 million years old, and those in Queensland and Tasmania look much as they would have done in the age of the dinosaurs. Most obvious of Australia's unique animals are the marsupials, most of which carry their young around in a pouch, Tasmanian devils are the largest meat eating marsupials, about the size of a badger, with sharp teeth and powerful jaws. They fight furiously over meals and so as not to injure each other with their teeth they often resort to bum bashing, turning round and barging each other with their backsides! Koalas are some of the cutest of all marsupials and also one of the laziest - they spend most of their time asleep, so they are quite a challenge to film. Even in the breeding season the males often doze off during mating - they just don't seem to be able to keep up the pace! Perhaps only stranger is the platypus, with a bill and webbed feet like a duck, a flattened tail like a otter, venom like a snake, fur and milk like a mammal but egg-laying like a reptile or bird. So weird is it that the first specimen brought back to Europe was thought to be a hoax, a biological practical joke. The Australian landscape too is full of surprises. Although most is desert there are also huge areas of winter snow, in the mountains of the Great Dividing Range and Tasmania. Dainty little wallabies and wombats survive in the snow and have been filmed for the first time braving severe blizzards. The snow was so bad our cameraman became stranded for two days. The only way to capture the enormity and beauty of this vast land is from the air. Aerial photographer, Damon Smith, took on this challenge. The combination of his daring flying and artist's eye captured the Australian landscape in a way never seen before. From Uluru to Kakadu, the Snowy Mountains, Murray River and the Great Barrier Reef we feature all the iconic landscapes of Australia, but in a fresh light. We also include magical new locations so remote they are rarely filmed: the longest sea cliffs in the world at the edge of the Nullarbor Plain, the giant salt expanse of Lake Eyre and the parallel dunes of the Simpson Desert that stretch for hundreds of kilometres
Wild Australasia : Island arks( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over many millions of years Australia has spawned a fabulous variety of islands dotted across the Pacific. From New Guinea, through New Britain and Lord Howe Island to New Caledonia and New Zealand, they stretch from the equator to the sub-Antarctic. All are in some way related to Australia but each has its own distinct character and unique wildlife. The youngest of all is New Guinea which was an integral part of Australia until rising sea levels cut it off just 10,000 years ago. New Guinea is a dynamic island where high tropical rainfall, enormous mountains with glaciers on their peaks and luxuriant tropical rainforest give it a feel all of its own. There are kangaroos here but, because of all the forest, most species live up in the trees and have evolved into a distinct type, the tree kangaroo. It also sustains a fantastic variety of the beautiful birds of paradise and the local people use their feathers to decorate elaborate traditional head-dresses. New Guinea has 1000 different tribal groups and we filmed one of the largest gatherings of tribal peoples up in the remote highlands - a unique and spectacular event. From New Guinea's eastern end thousands of volcanic islands stretch out into the Pacific like fiery jewels. This is one of the most volcanically active areas on earth. The long and varied coastlines make this an underwater wonderland, with more species of fish and corals than even the Great Barrier Reef. Giant saltwater crocodiles have colonised the shores and vast numbers of fruit bats have settled the forests. Even further out into the Pacific, New Caledonia, is a bit of Australia that broke away during the time of the dinosaurs. Isolated on its own for 80 million years its forests contain some of the world's most primitive trees - just like the dinosaurs would have eaten. And long after the dinosaurs have gone this remains a world of reptiles, with more varieties of lizard than anywhere on earth. In the stormy Southern Ocean, New Zealand too has been isolated from Australia for about 80 million years and life in this remotest spot has taken its own strange route. The world's heaviest insects that have barely changed in 200 million years, bats that are becoming flightless and parrots that play in the snow are some of its oddities. New Zealand also has many flightless birds, such as the kiwi. It's a bird that does not behave like one - its feathers are more like fur, it comes out only after dark and it has a sense of smell as good as a mammal - in fact it seems more like a badger than a bird. We managed to film it fishing, using infra red lights so the bird was unaware of our presence. New Zealand also has a giant flightless parrot, the Kakapo, which is probably the slowest breeder in the world. Often a mother will raise a chick only once every decade or so, and we have rare footage from inside the nest. Not surprisingly it's one of the rarest and most endangered birds in the world and now the focus of a massive conservation campaign to save it from extinction. Island Arks is a colourful journey of exploration, uncovering unique wildlife and spectacular landscapes, from the steamy tropics to the icy islands of the sub Antarctic
Wild Australasia : New worlds( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia is famously full of the weirdest animals, grown up in isolation for almost fifty million years. But they are no longer alone here: people have also come to live in this land. From the steps of the first people sixty thousand years ago, to the massive European changes in the last two centuries, how have those iconic animals coped with life alongside humans? The relationship is a surprising, bizarre and often poignant one. Where else in the world would a mob of kangaroos get in the way of your four-iron drive down the fairway on an exclusive golf course? Or giant lizards stride around a busy working oilfield? We travel across the whole of this vast continent, from cities and suburbs to the heart of the desert, to see what happens when humans and wildlife cross paths in some of Australia's most spectacular landscapes. We filmed many unexpected sights - koalas, Australia's icon, trying to cope with life in the city when their natural bushland is built over; dodging the traffic, struggling to climb wire fences and munching gum leaves next to a busy railway station; and the spectacle of thousands of fruit bats hanging out and squabbling in Melbourne's elegant Botanic Gardens. Tasmanian devils are quarrelsome little creatures that will fight each other for a bite of a wallaby carcase in the night-time forests of Tasmania. But we filmed something more unusual - Tasmanian devils who had taken to wandering about the shed of a sheep farm at night, and who, true to form, squabbled with each other inside a rucksack for the remains of a workman's packed lunch! We were also lucky to be able to film the spectacle of ibises, striking white birds, feeding on a rubbish tip near Brisbane - lucky because they don't hang around! They feed only when the rubbish dumpster trucks are operating - and as soon as they stop and the engines are turned off, the ibis vanish almost instantaneously. But not everything is doing so well.When the British declared Australia theirs 200 years ago, they began to farm the land in a style more suited to Surrey, and they brought in a range of quite unsuitable animals. It's a shameful history - foxes, brought over for hunting by homesick English gentlemen, now rampage across Australia in their millions, killing native animals. Pigs, rabbits, camels and toxic toads - all brought in as 'useful' animals - now cause havoc in a fragile landscape. In just two centuries, more than 50 species of mammals, birds and reptiles have gone extinct, and many others have all but disappeared. Some of these 'lost animals' have even reached cult status, with people desperate to find out if they are still around. Curious little fat parrots and mysterious skinks have prompted lonely searches for clues to their existence. But in this enormous country, where do you start? We see who succeeds. For better or worse, the wildlife is entwined with the human newcomers, sometimes in a battle for their very survival
 
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Alternative Names
Neil Nightingale British naturalist

בארי קוק, ניל נייטינגייל

ニール・ナイチンゲイル

尼爾·南丁格爾

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