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Attenborough, David 1926-

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Life on Earth : a natural history by David Attenborough( Book )

65 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the sequence of events in the evolution of life on Earth, from the emergence of one-celled organisms to man
The living planet : a portrait of the earth by David Attenborough( Book )

52 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 2,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book discusses and pictures life in various environments such as deserts, grasslands, oceans, and the sky
The private life of plants : a natural history of plant behaviour by David Attenborough( Book )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 2,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the immensely popular six-part BBC program that will air in the U.S. and Canada during the fall of 1995, this book offers what writer/filmmaker David Attenborough is best known for delivering: an intimate view of the natural world wherein a multitude of miniature dramas unfold. In the program and book, both titled The Private Life of Plants, Attenborough treks through rainforests, mountain ranges, deserts, beaches, and home gardens to show us things we might never have suspected about the vegetation that surrounds us. With their extraordinary sensibility, plants compete endlessly for survival and interact with animals and insects: they can see, count, communicate, adjust position, strike, and capture. Attenborough makes the plant world a vivid place for readers, who in this book can enjoy the tour at their own pace, taking in the lively descriptions and nearly 300 full-color photos showing plants in fascinating detail. The author reveals to us the aspects of plants' lives that seem hidden from view, such as fighting, avoiding or exploiting predators or neighbors, and struggling to find food, increase their territories, reproduce themselves, and establish their place in the sun. Among the most outstanding examples, the acacia can communicate with other acacias and repel enemies that might eat their leaves, the orchid can impersonate female wasps to attract males and ensure the spreading of its pollen, the Venus's flytrap can take other organisms captive and consume them. Covering this remarkable range of information with enthusiasm and clarity, Attenborough helps us to look anew at the vegetation on which all life depends and which has an intriguing life of its own. He has created a book sure to please the plant lover and any other reader interested in exploring the natural world
The life of birds by David Attenborough( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 2,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of birds around the world explores their nesting, hunting, mating, and parenting behavior, and describes the threat to their existence presented by man
The first Eden : the Mediterranean world and man by David Attenborough( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history and current state of the Mediterranean region which became a cradle of civilization
The trials of life : a natural history of animal behavior by David Attenborough( Book )

33 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 1,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines how animals use their bodies-how they behave and why. Each chapter looks at a different stage in the life of animals
The blue planet : seas of life( Visual )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Blue Planet: Seas of Life is the definitive exploration of the marine world, chronicling the mysteries of the deep in ways never before imagined"--Container
The life of mammals by David Attenborough( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the under-snow tunnels of Arctic lemmings to the egg nests of the bizarre Australian echidna, from the Pacific waters inhabited by sea otters and whales to the subways of major cities, this extraordinary and attractive book brings us into the homes and lives of some of earth's most fascinating animals. Published in conjunction with a ten-part television series that will air on the Discovery Channel, The Life of Mammals brings us nose-to-nose with mammals in all of their beauty and immense variety. Renowned naturalist, writer, and filmmaker David Attenborough treks across every continent and kind of terrain to introduce us to such unusual and evolutionarily successful creatures as the Patagonian opossum, the Canadian pygmy shrew, the Alpine marmot, and the Malaysian sun bear. We meet slow-moving algae-covered sloths. We enter a pack of African wild dogs, seeing how their division of labor enables them to provide protection and food to pups, mothers, and old dogs. We learn about the navigation systems of bats and find out why Borneo's colugo is a superior glider to a flying squirrel. Along the way, Attenborough considers how evolution has shaped mammalian habits, leading herbivorous sea cows to take to the water and humans to commence agriculture. Containing more than 200 spectacular color photographs, this is a book that will gratify anyone intrigued by the natural world and the animals that inhabit it. Informative, utterly absorbing, and classic Attenborough, it represents natural history at its finest."--Publisher's description
Life in the undergrowth by David Attenborough( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is an attempt to survey all the small creatures without backbones that live on land--in technical terms, the terrestrial invertebrates"--Foreword
Life by David Attenborough( Visual )

47 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,353 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
Frozen planet( Visual )

33 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,287 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
The life of mammals by David Attenborough( Visual )

77 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces us to the most diverse group of animals ever to live on this planet. From the smallest to the largest, from the slowest to the fastest, from the least attractive to the most irresistable. Looks at 4,000 species, including ones that have outlived the dinosaurs and conquered the farthest places on Earth. Examine how their adaptations for finding food have had an effect on the way they socialize, mate and live
Amazing rare things : the art of natural history in the age of discovery by David Attenborough( Book )

32 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the methods by which selected European artists, from Leonardo Da Vinci to Mark Catesby, portrayed the natural world during the Age of Discovery
Life in cold blood by David Attenborough( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers glimpses into the world of amphibians and reptiles and tells the history of their pioneering ancestors, the story of these animals' success, and the profound implications of their uncertain future
The tribal eye by David Attenborough( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om stammekunst
The Atlas of the living world by David Attenborough( )

19 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains where plants and animals live and why they exist, and traces the vital geographical dimensions of natural history in maps
The blue planet : seas of life by David Attenborough( Visual )

52 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sea and its communities are presented at their most alluring and their most fearsome
Life on earth by David Attenborough( Visual )

28 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There are some four-million different kinds of animals and plants in the world; four-million different solutions to the problems of staying alive. [This video], the result of a three-year, 1.3-million-mile odyssey to all seven continents, is the story of how a few of those life forms came to be as they are, not as isolated oddities but as elements in a long and continuous story that began billions of years ago"--Container
Attenborough's life stories by David Attenborough( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough has a remarkable treasure trove of stories following his 60-year career with the BBC. This 3-part series will bring to life some of his most memorable. Also includes: The Ark, David Attenborough chooses ten of the most important, and lesser known, animals he would most like to save from extinction
Life on air : memoirs of a broadcaster by David Attenborough( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoires van de Engelse acteur, regisseur en producer (1926- )
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The private life of plants : a natural history of plant behaviour
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The living planet : a portrait of the earthThe private life of plants : a natural history of plant behaviourThe life of birdsThe trials of life : a natural history of animal behaviorThe blue planet : seas of lifeThe life of mammalsLife in the undergrowthLife