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Brock, Richard

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Most widely held works by Richard Brock
The living planet : a portrait of the earth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host David Attenborough visits the great environmental regions of the planet to examine how plants and animals adapt to their surroundings and how otherwise unrelated organisms, molded by similar conditions, develop similar techniques for solving problems of survival
Life on earth : a natural history by Reiner Moritz Associates( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This series which took three years to make, involved one and a half million miles of travel, and includes some of the most beautiful, breathtaking and ambitious photography ever seen on television, including the unforgetable sequence in which its narrator, David Attenborough, meets a family of wild mountain gorilas"--Container
The open ocean( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host David Attenborough looks at the vast amount of space covered by the earth's oceans, underwater topography, the minute, drifting plankton and forests of kelp, food chains, and the evolution of fish and mammals
The Living planet by David Attenborough( Visual )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host David Attenborough visits the great environmental regions of the planet to examine how plants and animals adapt to their surroundings and how otherwise unrelated organisms, molded by similar conditions, develop similar techniques for solving problems of survival
The Compulsive communicators by David Attenborough( Visual )

4 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the origins of homo sapiens back to Africa. Also traces the development of cooperative hunting, agriculture, and animal domestication and man's unique ability to communicate
The living planet : a portrait of the earth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The building of the earth: Host David Attenborough reveals how huge forces formed the earth, how continents move, and how the planet earth has become so amazingly varied. He visits an erupting volcano in Iceland, finds giant plants on Mount Kenya, and investigates the recolonization of Krakatoa and Mount St. Helens by wildlife. The frozen world: Attenborough visits icy mountain slopes in the Andes and travels to the remote Arctic and Antarctic to explore how various plants and animals have adapted to these frigid, forbidding conditions
The Living planet : a portrait of the earth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worlds apart: Despite their often-small size and isolation many islands are inhabited by wildlife. Attenborough investigates the ways in which plants and animals arrive at these locations and how they survive when they get there. Oceans: This program looks at the oceans, from drowned plains and hidden mountains to the minute drifting plankton and forests of kelp. The food webs of the oceans and the evolution of fish and mammals that live there are featured. New worlds: Humans have changed the face of the planet in many ways, causing willful damage and destruction while also creating new habitats for lants and animals. Adaptability is the key to success and this program looks at the mixed fortunes of a wide variety of wildlife
The Living planet : a portrait of the earth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seas of grass: Attenborough visits the African grasslands, where antelope, zebra and wildebeast reside with their predators, lions and cheetahs. The Baking deserts: Desert animals survive heat and drought in a variety of ingenious ways
The Living planet : a portrait of the earth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Northern forests: Trees of the coniferous forests have special adaptations that enable them to survive long cold winters. Many animals that inhabit these vast forests are dependent on the trees for leaves, cones or bark. Further south, in the deciduous woodland, we see how bears, skunks, raccoons, squirrels and opossums put on fat for the winter. Jungle: Attenborough makes a vertical journey down a kapok tree, whose crown emerges above the jungle canopy. He descends through the various layers to the forest floor below finding en route some of the most colorful and extraordinary plants and animals on earth
The Living planet : a portrait of the earth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Community of skies: The atmosphere is a covering that is constantly on the move with a current of air, often global in scale, manufacturing the world's weather. In order to drift and fly, plants and animals must overcome gravity. Sweet fresh water: The world's largest river system, the Amazon, is followed by Attenborough from its source in the Peruvian Andes to its huge coastal delta in Brazil. The Margins of the land: Life between the tides makes great demands on the inhabitants, yet many creatures have made their home in this shifting world of mud and sand
The Living planet( Visual )

12 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tenth in a series of twelve films in which David Attenborough visits some of the earth's distinctive habitats and shows how plant and animal life has adapted to these environments. The isolated islands that lie scattered across the oceans are miniature worlds where plants and animals can evolve into new species at extraordinary speed. From the Aldabra atoll that lies midway between northern Madagascar and the African continent, and the Indonesian island of Komodo, to Hawaii and New Zealand, such environments have offered a refuge for ancient species and are the birthplaces of new ones. In this programme Attenborough studies a variety of unique creatures that have evolved in isolation and defines some of the characteristics of island-dwellers, including their vulnerability to man and the species that travel with him
Life on earth : a natural history by John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation( Visual )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 5 of a series which traces the dramatic history of life on earth from its beginnings about 3,500 million years ago to the final emergence of man. In this episode David Attenborough traces the evolution of marine vertebrates from sea squirts to primitive jawless fish to cartilaginous sharks and rays to bony fish. The evolutionary process has produced an amazing variety of species ranging from fish that live in hot soda lakes to those which can inflate themselves and others which produce electricity. Reproduction in fish is examined by describing the breeding cycle of the Atlantic salmon
Living planet : a portrait of life on earth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seas of grass. Grass grows all over the world, sustaining a host of creatures, particularly the African grasslands, which are home to the greatest collection of savannah animals. Here, antelope, zebra and wildebeest reside with their predators, lions and cheetahs
Living planet : a portrait of life on earth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sky above. Host David Attenborough describes the atmosphere as a covering to the earth that is constantly on the move with currents of air manufacturing the world's weather. He shows that in order to drift and fly, plants and animals must overcome gravity, but at the same time, the world would be a chaotic, weightless place without gravity
Living planet : a portrait of life on earth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet fresh water. Host David Attenborough follows the Amazon River, the world's largest river system, from its source in the Peruvian Andes to its huge coastal delta in Brazil. Great waterfalls, such as the Angel Falls in Venezuela and Iguassu in Brazil, demonstrate the power of rivers to shape the landscape
Living planet : a portrait of life on earth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worlds apart. Despite their often small size and isolation, many islands are inhabited by wildlife. Host David Attenborough lands on Aldabra Island in the Indian Ocean to visit giant tortoises that have reached their zenith in a hostile landscape of jagged coral rock where survival may mean eating your neighbor
The living planet : a portrait of the earth by David Attenborough( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the earth's environments from a global perspective to see how organisms have adapted to their physical surroundings and to each other
The Living planet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Attenborough tours different ecosystems of the earth and examines the life he finds in each
The Sky above( Visual )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of the series "The Living Planet", this discusses the concept of gravity and how some animals and plants can overcome gravity. The atmosphere is a covering that is constantly on the move with current of air, often global in scale, manufacturing the world's weather. In order to drift and fly plants and animals must overcome gravity, a force that we take for granted but without which the world would be a chaotic place - a fact Attenborough dramatically demonstrates by becoming weightless
The Bony fishes ; Invasion of the land( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first program, naturalist David Attenborough examines the evolution of fishes. In the second program, Attenborough explains how marine vertebrates developed legs and lungs and were thus able to move onto the land. He also describes modern day amphibians, such as the salamanders and frogs
 
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