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British Broadcasting Corporation Natural History Unit

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

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,891 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
Life in cold blood by David Attenborough( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 633 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 )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 425 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 219 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 )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 198 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
Megafalls of Iguaçu( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 163 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
BBC atlas of the natural world( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 156 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 secret life of birds : [the complete 5-part series]( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 139 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 104 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
The BBC Natural History Unit's Wildlife specials( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The private life of plants by David Attenborough( Visual )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the intimate secrets of the plant kingdom through the use of time-lapse photography
Attenborough in paradise( 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 the invertebrates( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the major groups of invertebrates and how to identify them by their visible features. Also looks at their feeding, breathing, locomotion, reproduction, and ecological relationship with man
Hidden kingdoms( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hidden Kingdoms is an innovative new series from the BBC's Natural History Unit. For the first time it takes the viewer into a unique and unexplored miniature world, immersing you into the action-packed lives of the planet's smaller animals. The episodes are based in six of the planet's most iconic landscapes: the open plains of Africa's savannah, Arizona's desert, the rainforests of Borneo, the woodlands of North America and the urban jungles of Rio and Tokyo. From chipmunks to marmosets to elephant shrews, these are animals who live life at an intensity that's hard to imagine. They hunt food, but are themselves hunted, they face the forces of the world that, to them, can be catastrophic. When you are just a few inches tall, raindrops can feel like meteorites, dust stings like gravel, a sudden gust of wind feels like a tornado. This is a world that has been waiting to be explored"--Container
Congo : the natural world : spirits of the forest( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spirits of the Forest: Madagascar : "This ... special examines the landscape and wildlife of Madagascar, a treasure house of weird and wonderful wildlife."--Container
Introduction to invertebrates by Jill Bailey( Visual )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 37 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 creation by Joseph Haydn( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 35 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
Introduction to photosynthesis( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an introduction to the basic features of photosynthesis in higher plants. Includes simple classroom experiments, animation, and graphic presentations. Suggested audience: senior secondary
Life( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents stories from the frontiers of the natural world, many of which have never been filmed before
The Biology of love by Desmond Morris( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 27 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
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The BBC Natural History Unit's Wildlife specials
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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