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British Broadcasting Corporation

Works: 1,447 works in 2,148 publications in 4 languages and 25,899 library holdings
Genres: Observations  History  Juvenile works  Popular works  Documentary television programs  Humor  Travelogues (Television programs)  Music  Television programs  Documentary films 
Roles: Producer, Assignee, Editor, Correspondent, prn, Other, Musician, Redactor, Recipient, Performer
Classifications: GC21, 508
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Most widely held works by British Broadcasting Corporation
The blue planet seas of life ( Visual )
32 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 2,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Startling wildlife photography reveals the sea and its communities at their most fearsome and alluring in this landmark BBC mini-series on the ocean, a world we know less about than the moon
Life by David Attenborough ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four years in the making, and filmed over 3000 days across every continent and in every habitat, see 130 incredible stories from frontiers of the natural world. Discover the glorious variety of life on Earth and the spectacular and extraordinary tactics animals and plants have developed to stay alive. This is evolution in action: individual creatures under extreme pressure to overcome challenges from adversaries and their environment
The blue planet : a natural history of the oceans by Andrew Byatt ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om verdenshavene og deres dyreliv
Frozen planet ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Arctic and Antarctic remain the greatest wildernesses on Earth. The scale and beauty of the scenery and the sheer power of the elements, the weather, the rough ocean and the ice, is unmatched anywhere else on our planet. tells the compelling story of animals such as the wandering albatross, the adelie penguin and the polar bear, and paints a portrait that will take your breath away, at a moment when, melting fast, the frozen regions of our planet may soon be changed forever
Planet Earth the complete series by David Attenborough ( Visual )
33 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An 11-part series that presents rare footage of Earth's landscapes and wildlife
Jungle by Eyewitness video ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why do rain forests harbor the greatest concentration of life in the world? Fully comprehend why this mysterious world is vital in maintaining our planet's ecological balance
Wild China a land of history, mystery and extraordinary diversity = Jin xiu Zhonghua ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Journey across China from the peaks of the Himalayas to the barren steppe, the sub-Arctic to the tropical islands, through deserts both searingly hot and mind-numbingly cold and see a dazzling array of mysterious, beautiful, wild and rare creatures
Galápagos ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The inspiration for Darwin's theory of evolution, the Galápagos Islands are a living laboratory, a geological conveyor belt that has given birth to and seen the death of many species of plants and animals
Oceans : exploring the hidden depths of the underwater world by Paul Rose ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This companion book to a major BBC television series draws on the most exciting stories from the fields of subaquatic archaeology, geology, marine biology, and anthropology to reveal an astonishing landscape of forgotten shipwrecks, submerged volcanoes, and hidden caves
Ganges ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Ganges runs through the heart of India. For millions of Hindus it is India's sacred river, but they share its banks with a rich variety of wildlife. This reveals how the Ganges has shaped the wildlife, culture and beliefts in India
Madagascar the land where evolution ran wild ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For 65 million years, Madagascar was lost to the world, isolated, undiscovered, and untouched by humans. Left to its own devices it became a hotbed of evolution, resulting in the greatest concentration of unique creatures anywhere on the planet. More than 80% of Madagascar's animals and plants are found nowhere else on Earth. Recognized as one of the world's most important biodiversity hotspots. The primates seen include: the indri (Indri indri), the largest lemur, jumping across the land on its hind legs when it moves between trees; the critically endangered reed lemur (Hapalemur alaotrensis), is shown practicing parenting and feeding behavior, as well as it specially-evolved jumping mechanisms needed to navigate the floating reed beds on which it lives; crowned lemurs (Eulemur coronatus) who demonstrate their superior rock-climbing skills; a select group of ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) subsisting on succulent plants on the highest mountaintops on the eastern end of the island; silky sifaka lemurs (Propithecus candidus), one of the most rare nonhuman primates, whose once-a-year mating is caught on camera; all three species of bamboo lemur who coexist in the same area of the rainforest, because of specialized evolved dietary subtleties -- the golden bamboo lemur (Hapalemur aureus) feeds on bamboo leaves that contain cyanide that few other species of animals can tolerate, while the greater bamboo lemur (Prolemur simus) feeds mostly on young bamboo shoots replenished by heavy rains -- the red-ruffed lemurs (Varecia rubra) and white-fronted brown lemurs (Eulemur albifrons) of the Masaola Peninsula; Verreaux's sifakas (Propithecus verreauxi) who survive without in the harsh climate of the southwest with little to no water; and ring-tailed lemurs and tiny mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus) who exert little energy during the dry season, and mate only during the rainy season. "Madagascar Diaries," included at the end of each episode, provides looks into the filming process behind the documentary. Bonus features include "Lemurs of Madagascar" and "Attenborough and the Giant Egg." In the first program, Charlotte Uhlenbroek follows two new ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) mothers through the first few weeks of their parenting. In the second program, David Attenborough examines the environmental changes that have taken place on Madagascar since his first trip in 1960. Since discovering the fossilized egg of an elephant bird in 1960, Attenborough has sought out the root causes for animal extinction on the island, including deforestation, hunting, and climate change. Looking back on his footage taken in 1960, Attenborough investigates the status of endangered animals including lemurs, birds, insects, and chameleons
Wild Pacific an ocean of extraordinary discoveries ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Thai and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What do you know about the South Pacific? The words conjure up images of blue water and swaying palms, idyllic beaches and exotic human histories - we've all heard of Hawaii, Fiji and Tahiti, but how many people in the Western world could place the Solomon Islands on a map, or have any idea where Vanuatu is? Welcome to the real, immense and surprising South Pacific. Unimaginably vast, the Pacific is 99% water and only 1% land - you could fit the whole of the world's landmasses into it and still have enough room for another Africa! It stretches from the heat of the tropics to the sub-Antarctic; coral gardens trhive in its warmest waters - and icebergs float in its coldest. The distance between the islands can be huge - literally hundreds or thousands of miles - yet these were the journeys that plants, animals and people had to make to colonise these remote places, encircled by the ocean. Isolation does curious things to plants, animals and even people. They evolve and adapt in strange ways. Witness flesh-eating caterpillars, giant crabs capable of opening coconuts, vampire bugs with antifreeze in their veins, geckos that can breed without any need of a male, frogs that have never been tadpoles and the humans that combine hand-make kites and spider webs to catch fish. In human terms, the ocean journeys of the Polynesians were the most incredible ever taken - navigating thousands of miles in just canoes. They had reached Hawaii even before the Vikings launched a ship. The last landmass to be colonised by people was in the South Pacific: New Zealand - just 800 years ago! The Pacific is the most volcanically active region on earth. Islands can emerge without warning from beneath the surface of the ocean - only to face a never-ending battle against a relentlessly pounding surf. Stunning time-lapse and aerial shots reveal the processes of the life and death of these atolls. And what of the future for the South Pacific? Introduced species are running rampant; global warming and rising sea levels will soon inundate islands; the ocean is being over-fished and species like sharks are disappearing. But could the tide be turning?" -- BBC Knowledge website
Nomads of the wind : a natural history of Polynesia by Peter Crawford ( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nomads of the Wind and the BBC TV series which it accompanies tell the epic story of the Polynesians--the tenacious ocean voyaging people who settled the Pacific
The life game : evolution and the new biology by Nigel Calder ( Book )
5 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spirits of the jaguar : the natural history and ancient civilizations of the Caribbean and Central America by Paul Reddish ( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides a dramatic account of the creation of the Caribbean Islands and Central America, the wildlife of these two regions, and the history of their early peoples
Earth by Mark Linfield ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A story of three animal families on a journey across our planet (polar bears, elephants, and humpback whales). It captures rare footage of nature's wildest and most elusive animals
Planet Earth by RaW (Organization) ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This eleven part series presents a tour of the entire planet Earth, including the poles, mountains, waters, caves, deserts, plains and jungles. Using high-definition photography and revolutionary ultra-high speed cameras, this series captures rare action, impossible locations and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved and most elusive creatures
Michael Palin's Hemingway adventure by Michael Palin ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Hemingway adventure, Michael Palin takes the viewer to locations where Hemingway lived, visited, and wrote about. In Great railway journeys of the world, Palin travels from Londonderry to the western tip of Ireland, following the progression of his family's migration
An idiot abroad ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this hilarious series, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, co-creators of The Office and Extras, send their friend Karl Pilkington around the world. Karl thinks he's visiting the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World but along the way the 'Little Englander' must endure camel rides, jungle treks, tribal customs, and local oddballs while dining on toads and testicles, and searching for a clean bathroom
The blue planet. ocean world ; frozen seas ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explore the oceans of the world learning interesting facts about oceans and the animals and plants that live within them
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