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British Broadcasting Corporation Natural History Unit

Overview
Works: 160 works in 244 publications in 2 languages and 6,161 library holdings
Genres: Nature films  Educational films  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs  Science television programs  Documentary films  Nature television programs  Wildlife television programs  Television programs  Nonfiction films 
Classifications: QL791, 590
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Most widely held works about British Broadcasting Corporation
 
Most widely held works by British Broadcasting Corporation
Earth by Ai lei si tai fa se ji( Visual )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,894 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 629 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 )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and held by 413 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 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Attenborough journeys across seven continents filming thousands of species of birds, revealing their patterns of behavior
The meerkats by Paul Newman( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 195 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
Megafalls of Iguaçu( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 169 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 154 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 144 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 Language of the body( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remarkable hidden camera footage captures similarities in body language displayed by people from widely disparate cultures
The private life of plants by David Attenborough( Visual )

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

Reveals the intimate secrets of the plant kingdom through the use of time-lapse photography
The BBC Natural History Unit's Wildlife specials( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Hidden kingdoms( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 40 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!
Secrets of bones( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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
 
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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

BBC NHU

BBC Studios Natural History Unit

NHU

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English (54)

French (1)

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