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Attenborough, David 1926-

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Life on Earth : a natural history by David Attenborough ( Book )
46 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,555 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 )
36 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 3,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Book discusses and pictures life in various environments such as deserts, grasslands, oceans, and the sky
Planet Earth the complete series by David Attenborough ( Visual )
58 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Captures rare action, impossible locations, and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved, wildest, and most elusive creatures. From the highest mountains to the deepest rivers, [the program] takes you to places you've never been to experience sights and sounds never before captured on film. Prepare to be overwhelmed by the beauty and majesty of 'Planet Earth'"--Container
The private life of plants : a natural history of plant behaviour by David Attenborough ( Book )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,559 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 )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 2,244 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 blue planet seas of life ( Visual )
38 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 2,090 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."
The first Eden : the Mediterranean world and man by David Attenborough ( Book )
15 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 2,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the history and current state of the Mediterranean region which became a cradle of civilization
Life in the freezer by David Attenborough ( Visual )
80 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the Earth's coldest continent, Antarctica
The life of mammals by David Attenborough ( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,540 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
The life of birds by David Attenborough ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Naturalist David Attenborough journeys across seven continents filming thousands of species of birds, in order to reveal their patterns of behavior
Life in the undergrowth by David Attenborough ( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,469 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
The trials of life : a natural history of animal behavior by David Attenborough ( Book )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 1,445 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 life of mammals by David Attenborough ( Visual )
52 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,266 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 irresistible. 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
Life by David Attenborough ( Visual )
31 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Four years in the making, filmed over 3000 days, across every continent and in every habitat, with breathtaking new high definition filming techniques developed since Planet Earth, Life presents 130 incredible stories from the frontiers of the natural world, 54 of which have never been filmed before."--Container
The Atlas of the living world by Philip Whitfield ( )
15 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 1,191 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 tribal eye by David Attenborough ( Book )
12 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Life in cold blood by David Attenborough ( Book )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,134 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
Amazing rare things : the art of natural history in the age of discovery by David Attenborough ( Book )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,123 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 the undergrowth by David Attenborough ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David Attenborough guides the viewer through a miniature universe teeming with life, never normally seen, yet all around us. New technology reveals surreal vistas and their extraordinary inhabitants
Frozen planet ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 999 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
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Alternative Names
Aṭṭan̲parō, Ṭēviṭ, 1926-
Attenborough, David
Attenborough, David Frederick
Attenborough, David Frederick, 1926-
Attenborough, David, Sir, 1926-
Èttenboro, Dèvid.
אטנבורו, דוד, 1926-
アッテンボロー, デイヴィド
アッテンボロー, デイビッド
アッテンボロー, デービッド・フレデリック
アテンボロー, デーヴィッド
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