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|Genre/Form:||Science television programs
Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
|Material Type:||Secondary (senior high) school, Videorecording|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
David Attenborough; Simon Poland; British Broadcasting Corporation.; Discovery Channel (Firm); Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai.; BBC Bristol (Firm)
|Language Note:||Soundtrack in English; subtitles in English, French, or Spanish. Closed-captioned.|
|Notes:||Title for first work from container.
Originally produced as episodes of the television program Planet Earth in 2006.
Special features production featurettes.
1. FROM POLE TO POLE. The introduction to the series looks at our planet as a whole and considers the key factors that have shaped its natural history. Without fresh water there is no life on land, while the sun dominates the lives of all animals and plants on Earth and defines their habitats.
2. MOUNTAINS. This tour of our mightiest mountain ranges, starting with the birth of a mountain at one of the lowest places on Earth and ending at the summit of Everest, takes in some of the most reclusive creatures on the planet and reveals secrets of their survival.
3. FRESH WATER. This episode follows the descent of rivers from their mountain sources to the sea and showcases the unique and dramatic wildlife found within the Earth's unexplored waters. Together the waterfalls, canyons, frozen lakes, wetlands and great rivers form a world of mystery, excitement and awe-inspiring sights.
5. DESERTS. Deserts, which make up a staggering 30 percent of the land's surface, seem empty and lifeless, yet they are the most varied of our planet's ecosystems. With remarkable footage Planet Earth unravels the secrets behind desert survival and for the first time on such a scale, reveals the ephemeral nature of this dynamic environment.
6. ICE WORLDS. The advance and retreat of polar ice is the real challenge to life. As the sea freezes in Antarctica all animals flee, except for the Emperor Penguin. Meanwhile, in the Arctic, the polar bear is forced to swim vast distances and take on one of the deadliest adversaries on the planet.
7. GREAT PLAINS. On these immense wildernesses, for the baking savannah of Africa to the frozen tundra of the Artic, we find the greatest gatherings of wildlife on Earth: but close on the heels of gazelle, caribou or wildebeest come an array of plains predators...eagles, wolves, and lions.
8. JUNGLES. With little seasonality and a longer growing period, jungles are the most productive places on Earth, but, Planet Earth moves along the dark forest floor, up through the layers of vegetation and across the canopy.
9. SHALLOWS SEAS Planet Earth follows a humpback whale mother and calf on an epic journey through the shallow seas of our planet. From Tropical coral paradises, where the new-born calf takes his first faltering breaths, to the storm-ravages icy polar seas, the whales great feeding grounds, we reveals seas of great contrast and surprise.
10. SEASONAL FORESTS. From the evergreen forests of the frozen North to the deciduous dry forests of the tropics, these woodlands illustrate the intense seasonality of the Earth. The tallest, largest and oldest organisms on the planet, they are home to a fascinating range of wildlife.
11. OCEAN DEEP. Feast of famine-it's the governing principle of ocean life. From the sailfish, three-meter-long, rapier-billed predators, and the exquisitely shelled Nautilus to the threatened blue whale, this journey into the most unexplored part of the planet reveals the extraordinary survivors of the immense and barren realm.
12. PLANET EARTH THE FUTURE, SAVING SPECIES. Many of the animals featured in Planet Earth are endangered so do we face an extinction crisis? Saving Species asks the experts if there really is a problem, looks at the reasons behind the declining numbers of particular animals and questions how we choose which species we want to conserve.
14. PLANET EARTH-THE FUTURE, LIVING TOGETHER. The history of conservation throws up some interesting ideas as we look to the future of an ever more populated planet. How can conservation fit into this new world driven by economics and development? Living Together looks at the challenges facing conservation in the 21st Century and looks at the role of religion in promoting a moral and ethical approach to the world we live in.
|Performer(s):||Narrator, David Attenborough (1-11), Simon Poland (12-14).|
|Description:||5 videodiscs (ca. 550 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Details:||DVD player required; Dolby digital surround; region 1.|
|Contents:||Planet Earth. From pole to pole --
Fresh water --
Caves ; Deserts --
Ice worlds --
Great plains --
Shallow seas --
Seasonal forests --
Ocean deep Planet Earth, the future. Saving species --
Into the wilderness --
Living together. 4. CAVES. Deep in an undiscovered world, including both poisonous and flooded caves to find astonishing crystals; cave angel fish; the five million bats of Deer Cave in Borneo; and trolodytes --
weird creatures, like the Texas cave salamander, that never see daylight nor ever set foot on the surface. 13. PLANET EARTH --
THE FUTURE, INTO THE WILDERNESS. Pollution, climate change and a growing human population are all putting pressure on Earth's wildernesses including the Bialowieza forest, the Gobi desert and the Arctic tundra. So how much of the planet is still wilderness? And why should we care? Into the wilderness explores why these uninhabited expanses are important for our survival as well as that of all creatures on the planet.
|Other Titles:||Planet Earth (Television program : 2006)|
|Responsibility:||a BBC-Discovery Channel-NHK co-production ; BBC Bristol.|