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The trials of life : a natural history of behaviour

Author: David AttenboroughPeter JonesKeenan SmartMichael GuntonMarion ZunzAll authors
Publisher: New York : Ambrose Video, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This series utilizes advanced technology to reveal new discoveries of how animals meet the test of survival. Animal behavior in all its infinite variety. Leaving parents, searching for food, building a home, finding a mate: each day brings a new test, a challenge for even the fittest and best adapted animal.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Nature television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Wildlife television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Attenborough; Peter Jones; Keenan Smart; Michael Gunton; Marion Zunz; Alastair Fothergill; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Australian Broadcasting Corporation.; Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
OCLC Number: 27715368
Notes: Originally broadcast on BBC television in 1990.
Credits: Episode producers, Keenan Smart, Michael Gunton, Marion Zunz, Alastair Fothergill, Peter Jones ; series researcher, Nick Upton ; music, George Fenton ; photography, Barrie Britton, Paul Atkins, Doug Allan, Stephen Bolwell, Steve Downer [and others] ; editors, Chris Wade, Martin Elsbury, Jo Payne, Chris Orrell.
Performer(s): Presenter, David Attenborough.
Awards: British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Best documentary series.
Description: 12 videocassettes (720 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Contents: pt. 1. Arriving --
pt. 2. Growing up --
pt. 3. Finding food --
pt. 4 Hunting and escaping --
pt. 5. Homemaking --
pt. 6. Living together --
pt. 7. Fighting --
pt. 8. Friends and rivals --
pt. 9. Finding the way --
pt. 10. Talking to strangers --
pt. 11. Courting --
pt. 12. Continuing the line.
Other Titles: Arriving.
Growing up.
Finding food.
Hunting and escaping.
Homemaking.
Living together.
Fighting.
Friends and rivals.
Finding the way.
Talking to strangers.
Courting.
Continuing the line.
Natural history of behaviour
Natural history of behavior
Responsibility: by David Attenborough ; a BBC TV production in association with Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Turner Broadcasting System Inc. ; BBC Bristol ; executive producer, Peter Jones.

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This series utilizes advanced technology to reveal new discoveries of how animals meet the test of survival. Animal behavior in all its infinite variety. Leaving parents, searching for food, building a home, finding a mate: each day brings a new test, a challenge for even the fittest and best adapted animal.

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