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British Broadcasting Corporation Natural History Unit

Overview
Works: 157 works in 220 publications in 1 language and 5,070 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Nature films  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs  Nature television programs  Science television programs  Wildlife television programs  Children's films  Nonfiction films  Juvenile 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 )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film should be lauded for preserving images of the wilds of nature while they were still around to preserve, the tacit message being it is up to humanity to save the planet from the ecological disaster of global warming. It follows three animal "families: on treks spanning continents and oceans: polar bears racing a melting icecap, elephants crossing a parched African plain, and whales swimming thousands of miles from warm-water breeding grounds to Antarctic feeding grounds. "Earth" does pretty much everything a film can do to put viewers in touch with the circle of life
Life in cold blood by David Attenborough( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 630 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 )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 327 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 235 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 200 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
School house rock : Earth( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 184 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 on earth a natural history by David Attenborough( Visual )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how four million life forms came to be as they are on Earth, not as isolated oddities but as elements in a long and continuous story that began billions of years ago
BBC atlas of the natural world( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 158 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 )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BBC natural history series follows host and wildlife expert Iolo Williams as he explores the behaviour of birds, all aspects of their lives from surviving harsh winters to avoiding deadly predators
The human animal a natural history of the human species( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 101 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 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 )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This DVD is hosted by Sir David Attenborough. In "The private life of plants," he takes us on a tour through the secret world of plants, to see things no unaided eye could
Introduction to the invertebrates( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 45 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
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 invertebrates by Jill Bailey( Visual )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 41 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
Congo the natural world : spirits of the forest( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 39 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 photosynthesis( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an introduction to the basic features of photosynthesis in higher plants. Includes simple classroom experiments, animation, and graphic presentations
Hidden kingdoms( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 37 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
The Biology of love by Desmond Morris( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 33 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
 
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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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English (55)

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