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Most widely held works by British Broadcasting Corporation
Earth by Patrick Stewart( Visual )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of three animal families on a journey across our planet - polar bears, elephants, and humpback whales. It captures rare footage of nature's wildest and most elusive animals
Planet Earth II by David Attenborough( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 2016 follow-up to the 2006 documentary mini-series "Planet Earth" examines the natural features and wildlife found in various parts of the world, each of the six episodes corresponding to a different category of natural or man-made terrain (e.g., island, mountain, jungle, urban area, etc.)
Life in cold blood by David Attenborough( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 627 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
Deep blue by Alastair Fothergill( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty specialized camera teams shot over 7,000 hours of footage in more than 200 locations around the world and descended as far as 5,000 meters in the most powerful submersible crafts to bring the audience this spectacle of the seas
Life on earth by David Attenborough( Visual )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and held by 395 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 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Attenborough journeys across seven continents filming thousands of species of birds, revealing their patterns of behavior
Planet Earth II( Visual )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 2016 follow-up to the 2006 documentary mini-series "Planet Earth" examines the natural features and wildlife found in various parts of the world, each of the six episodes corresponding to a different category of natural or man-made terrain (e.g., island, mountain, jungle, urban area, etc.)
The meerkats by Paul Newman( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Narrated by screen legend Paul Newman and in collaboration with the celebrated BBC Natural History Unit, this ground-breaking cinematic experience takes you to the heart of Africa, deep in the Kalahari Desert, to the secretive home of the fascinating Meerkat. This is a family film in the truest sense, as the Meerkats have unbreakable bonds much like our own - they play together, protect each other and sometimes even fight with one another - never before have cameras captured the drama and struggle of their daily lives so intimately. Their spirit will move you, their courage will inspire you and their love will remind you what being a family is all about"--Container
Real apes of the planet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are part of an extraordinary family. Get ready to meet your closest animal cousins, the primates
Megafalls of Iguaçu( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deep in the heart of South America, where Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay collide, lies one of the most spectacular geographical secrets of the natural world, a place forged from the explosive clashing of the earth's tectonic plates. Over three miles long and 300 feet high, Iguaçu is the greatest waterfall on earth. Five times the size of Niagara, some 2000 tons of water pour over its 300 cascades each second. These awesome falls are also home to one of the richest habitats on earth: 2000 species of plants, 450 species of birds, 50 different mammals and more reptiles and insects than anyone has been able to count"--Container
The secret life of birds : [the complete 5-part series] by Iolo Williams( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 152 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
The Language of the body( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 95 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
Secrets of bones( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Garrod, primatologist and master skeleton builder, shares his unique passion for bones. He embarks on a very personal journey through the remarkable and surprising story of how a single, universal body plan - the skeleton - has shaped the animal kingdom. There are over 62,000 species of vertebrate of every size and shape from squirrels to sperm whales and aardvarks to anacondas. Each skeleton differs in small, but critical ways and, in Ben's hands, those differences are decoded to reveal an animal’s complete life story - not only how it moves, where it lives and what it eats, but also its entire evolutionary journey. Secrets of Bones brings the remarkable world of bones to life in a unique way. By conducting fascinating experiments, meeting expert contributors, using integrated graphics and a wealth of archive from the BBC's Natural History Unit, Ben unlocks a fascinating and hidden world we never get to see. In this episode, Evolutionary biologist and master skeleton builder Ben Garrod discovers how the skeleton has adapted for vertebrates to move on land in a remarkable number of ways. They can swing through the trees, slide on the forest floor, dig through dark subterranean worlds and run at speed across the savannahs. Ben explores the role of the spine in both cheetahs and snakes, shows how adaptations to the pentadactyl limb have helped gibbons and horses thrive and how one unique bone in the animal kingdom has been puzzling scientists for years
Secrets of bones( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Garrod, primatologist and master skeleton builder, shares his unique passion for bones. He embarks on a very personal journey through the remarkable and surprising story of how a single, universal body plan - the skeleton - has shaped the animal kingdom. There are over 62,000 species of vertebrate of every size and shape from squirrels to sperm whales and aardvarks to anacondas. Each skeleton differs in small, but critical ways and, in Ben's hands, those differences are decoded to reveal an animal's complete life story - not only how it moves, where it lives and what it eats, but also its entire evolutionary journey. Secrets of Bones brings the remarkable world of bones to life in a unique way. By conducting fascinating experiments, meeting expert contributors, using integrated graphics and a wealth of archive from the BBC's Natural History Unit, Ben unlocks a fascinating and hidden world we never get to see. In this episode, Ben Garrod begins a six-part journey to discover how bones have enabled vertebrates to colonize and dominate practically every habitat on Earth. Ben shows us what bone is constructed from and how it can support animals that are both minuscule - a frog just a few millimeters long - and massive - the blue whale, two hundred million times bigger
Secrets of bones( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Garrod, primatologist and master skeleton builder, shares his unique passion for bones. He embarks on a very personal journey through the remarkable and surprising story of how a single, universal body plan - the skeleton - has shaped the animal kingdom. There are over 62,000 species of vertebrate of every size and shape from squirrels to sperm whales and aardvarks to anacondas. Each skeleton differs in small, but critical ways and, in Ben's hands, those differences are decoded to reveal an animal’s complete life story - not only how it moves, where it lives and what it eats, but also its entire evolutionary journey. Secrets of Bones brings the remarkable world of bones to life in a unique way. By conducting fascinating experiments, meeting expert contributors, using integrated graphics and a wealth of archive from the BBC's Natural History Unit, Ben unlocks a fascinating and hidden world we never get to see. In this episode, Ben Garrod delves into the surprising ways in which bone has evolved to help vertebrates sense the world around them. He reveals why predators like the wolf have eyes at the front of their skull whereas prey animals such as sheep usually have eye sockets on the side of their heads. He finds out how the skull of the great grey owl has helped it develop such extraordinary hearing and uncovers the secret behind one bizarre creature's uniquely flexible nose
Secrets of bones( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Garrod, primatologist and master skeleton builder, shares his unique passion for bones. He embarks on a very personal journey through the remarkable and surprising story of how a single, universal body plan - the skeleton - has shaped the animal kingdom. There are over 62,000 species of vertebrate of every size and shape from squirrels to sperm whales and aardvarks to anacondas. Each skeleton differs in small, but critical ways and, in Ben's hands, those differences are decoded to reveal an animal’s complete life story - not only how it moves, where it lives and what it eats, but also its entire evolutionary journey. Secrets of Bones brings the remarkable world of bones to life in a unique way. By conducting fascinating experiments, meeting expert contributors, using integrated graphics and a wealth of archive from the BBC's Natural History Unit, Ben unlocks a fascinating and hidden world we never get to see. In this episode, Ben Garrod finds out how the skeleton has allowed vertebrates to do the most remarkable thing of all - take to the air. He discovers why the humble pigeon is such an exceptional flier, uncovers bony secrets as to how the albatross makes mammoth migrations and finds out why some birds have dense bones. Finally, he reveals which surprising flier is his 'ultimate'
Secrets of bones( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Garrod, primatologist and master skeleton builder, shares his unique passion for bones. He embarks on a very personal journey through the remarkable and surprising story of how a single, universal body plan - the skeleton - has shaped the animal kingdom. There are over 62,000 species of vertebrate of every size and shape from squirrels to sperm whales and aardvarks to anacondas. Each skeleton differs in small, but critical ways and, in Ben's hands, those differences are decoded to reveal an animal’s complete life story - not only how it moves, where it lives and what it eats, but also its entire evolutionary journey. Secrets of Bones brings the remarkable world of bones to life in a unique way. By conducting fascinating experiments, meeting expert contributors, using integrated graphics and a wealth of archive from the BBC's Natural History Unit, Ben unlocks a fascinating and hidden world we never get to see. In this episode, Ben Garrod uncovers the secrets of how vertebrates capture and devour their food using extreme jaws, bizarre teeth and specialized bony tools. He takes a cherry picker up a giant sperm whale's jaw, finds out which animal has teeth weighing five kilos each and which uses its skull as a suction pump. Ben gets his own skull scanned and 3D printed to discover how diet in humans isn't just affecting our waistlines but is also changing the shape of our bones
The private life of plants by David Attenborough( Visual )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the intimate secrets of the plant kingdom through the use of time-lapse photography
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
True to nature by Christopher Parsons( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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B.B.C. Bristol-Natural History Unit

B.B.C. Natural History Unit

BBC Bristol-Natural History Unit

BBC Natural History Unit

BBC NHU

BBC Studios Natural History Unit

NHU

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English (63)

French (1)