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British Broadcasting Corporation Natural History Unit

Works: 152 works in 210 publications in 1 language and 4,986 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Music  Film adaptations  Miscellanea  Cross-cultural studies  Drama  Pictorial works 
Classifications: QL698.3, 590
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Most widely held works about British Broadcasting Corporation
Most widely held works by British Broadcasting Corporation
Earth by Mark Linfield( Visual )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A remarkable story of three animal families on a journey across our planet - polar bears, elephants, and humpback whales. An astonishing and heartwarming film filled with adventure, suspense, and humor as it captures rare footage of nature's wildest and most elusive animals
Life in cold blood by David Attenborough( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Amphibians and reptiles ruled the world for nearly 200 million years, and today there are well over 14,000 species. Ranging from some of the largest, most deadly creatures on Earth to the smallest and strangest, these are some of the most fascinating and dramatic animals on the planet...With breathtaking footage and amazing action photography that proves the cold-blooded world is as passionate, dramatic and bizarre as any on Earth, this definitive series reveals the secrets of the most successful creatures ever to walk - or crawl - on land"--Container
Life on earth by David Attenborough( Visual )
7 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and held by 467 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
The life of birds by David Attenborough( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 260 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
The meerkats ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An inspiring look at how one family's connection to each other and their surroundings is a model of resilience and fortitude for us all. The story features the coming of age of a young meerkat pup, Kolo, growing up in the Kalahari desert
BBC atlas of the natural world ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This six-disc set brings together four landmark BBC series that combine to give one of the most comprehensive portraits of Africa, the Mediterranean and Europe ever assembled. In over 12 hours of programming reaching back three billion years, viewers will examine the birth of these vast continents from the dawn of time and examine how the rise of human civilization has forever changed the landscape."--Container verso
The human animal a natural history of the human species ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although humans can make more than 3,000 hand gestures, even the simpest have numerous variations and interpretations. This program, filmed on five continents, examines not only hand gestures, but facial expressions, head shakes and body distance as well--and the misunderstandings that can occur when body language is transported across cultural lines. Supression of body language is also discussed, along with "nonverbal leakage," in which the body's language can belie a speaker's words
The secret life of birds [the complete 5-part series] ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fascinating BBC Natural History series that follows host and wildlife expert Iolo Williams as he explores the behaviour of birds. This ground breaking series reveals every aspect of their lives from surviving harsh winters to avoiding deadly predators. Offering a visual treat of stunning landscapes and captivating wildlife behaviour, this series provides perfect family entertainment educating and enthralling in equal measure
Introduction to the invertebrates by Jill Bailey( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surveys nine important invertebrate phyla. Includes sections on classification, feeding and breathing, locomotion, reproduction, and ecology. Includes live-action and animation
The BBC Natural History Unit's Wildlife specials ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The private life of plants by David Attenborough( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A kaleidoscope of the essence of life on Earth. Explores the world of the plant kingdom through time-lapse photography in exotic world-wide locations
Attenborough in paradise by David Attenborough( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David Attenborough brings viewers to see the Birds of Paradise in their natural habitat in the forests of New Guinea. He recounts their history and examines the early mythology about these birds
Introduction to photosynthesis ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an introduction to the basic features of photosynthesis in higher plants. Includes simple classroom experiments, animation, and graphic presentations
Congo the natural world : spirits of the forest ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Congo : "To the west of the Serengeti and Lake Victoria, beyond the misty mountains of the Rift Valley, lies the second largest river system on earth: the Congo. This vast arena -- the size of Europe -- is home to an array of wildlife richer and more varied than any other region of Africa, and yet is hardly known. Today, parts of the Congo still remain inhospitable and virutally inaccessible."--Container
The Biology of love by Desmond Morris( Visual )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program analyzes the biological nature of love, with its attendant patterns of behavior which ensure pair-bonding and genetic survival. From youth through adulthood to old age, it examines the subtle physical signals and body language humans employ to advertise availability and to indicate readiness for sexual activity. The stages of courtship and the aesthetics of physical beauty are studied along with stresses placed on couples by life in an urbanized world
The creation ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A performance Haydn's oratorio with views of Gloucester Cathedral and film footage from programs of the BBC Natural History Unit
The Language of the body ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zoologist Desmond Morris thinks human survival rests on our ability to communicate nonverbally, using gestures and facial expressions to communicate in countless subtle and complex ways. Morris visited 60 countries over 8 years, defining and classifying nonverbal communication, and compiling in the process a virtual dictionary of body language
Life ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents stories from the frontiers of the natural world, many of which have never been filmed before
Hidden kingdoms : small worlds, giant stories ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Imagine what it's like to be shrunk down and immersed in a magical world of fantastical creatures living incredible, action-packed lives. With a cast of miniature marvels all less than a foot in size, these superheroes may be small but they pack a punch way above their weight. Chipmunks, elephant shrews, marmosets, scorpion mice, even giant rhinoceros beetles all face drama on a different scale -- when you are this small rain drops fall like meteorites and a breeze feels like a tornado! Filmed against the backdrop of the planet's most iconic landscapes -- savanna, desert, jungle, forest, and the cities of Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro -- this series explores these worlds from a new and unique perspective. The challenges our mini-heroes face are exceptional and their enemies gigantic... but their solutions are ingenious. Prepare to be amazed, entertained and fascinated by our planet's Hidden Kingdoms. It's time for the little guys to take centre stage!
Lifepulse a natural thriller by Keenan Smart( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lifepulse examines the natural life of our planet in all its splendor. A landmark approach to wildlife filmmaking. Takes the viewer on a cinematic journey from the depth of the ocean to the top of a frozen glacier; through the fiery furnace of a volcano to the dripping wet canopy of the humid rainforests. Reflects the continuity and interdependence of life on earth
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Alternative Names
B.B.C. Bristol-Natural History Unit
B.B.C. Natural History Unit
BBC Bristol-Natural History Unit
BBC Natural History Unit
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