WorldCat Identities

Brock, Richard

Overview
Works: 40 works in 66 publications in 1 language and 614 library holdings
Genres: Film adaptations  Miscellanea  Television mini-series  Nature films  Science television programs  Drama 
Classifications: QH366.2, 574.5
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Most widely held works by Richard Brock
The living planet a portrait of the earth by David Attenborough ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 398 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
Life on earth by David Attenborough ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: It is the greatest story on earth, the development of life on this planet over three and a half billion years. The series which tells it 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
The living planet a portrait of the earth ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 18 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 16 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 a portrait of the earth ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 15 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
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
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
Living planet a portrait of life on earth ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 10 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 )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 10 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 9 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
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
The Swarming hordes by David Attenborough ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows how the evolution of plants has been linked to that of insects and examines the way in which insects have ensured their evolutionary success
The leaf eaters ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows the dietary changes which led to the population of the grassy plains. These forest vegetarians were precursors of the horse
The Living planet ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Host David Attenborough tours the prairies of Africa, North and South America and explores man's relationship to grassland ecosystems
New worlds [enregistrement vidéo] ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For 10,000 years man has been changing the face of the earth, and the animals and plants that live upon it. As the human population increases more and more demands are being made on the environment. Nature is remarkably resilient, but many species and habitats are under threat. David Attendorough looks at the mixed fortunes of a variety of wildlife, and considers the future for man, and for the planet
The living planet : a portrait of the earth ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Summary: 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
The living planet : a portrait of the earth ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Summary: The sixth 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. With their extreme temperatures, the deserts of the world would seem to be the most hostile environment imaginable for life to exist, but even here there are plants and animals that have adapted to a scarcity of water and nourishment, and have learned to cope with the cold nights and scorching days. Attenborough visits the deserts of Africa, North America and the Middle East to illustrate how various creatures and plants survive in an almost barren landscape and how even some people have adapted to these conditions. In contrast he shows the transformation that takes place after rains have fallen, with flowers presenting a dazzling display of colour
The living planet : a portrait of the earth ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Summary: The eleventh 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. Some two-thirds of the earth's surface is covered with water and for the most part it is still a vast, unexplored terrain. In this programme Attenborough investigates the rich diversity of the oceans, from the cold, dark and almost lifeless depths of the Marianas Trench in the Pacific, to the warm, shallow waters of the coral reefs and the Grand Banks off the coast of Newfoundland, where life abounds. In the process he reveals the complex food chain that links the smallest microscopic plant with the largest humpback whale
The living planet. a portrait of the earth ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Summary: The first 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 programme opens with Attenborough on a valley floor in the Himalayas. Journeying ever upward, he comments on the changing environment and remarks on the presence of fossils of sea creatures on what has been called the roof of the world. To explain how they got there, he travels to Iceland and other countries to consider the colossal forces that have shaped the earth. He explains that this process in an on-going one and, taking the eruptions of Krakatoa and Mount Saint Helens as examples, shows how barren volcanic ash and basalt rock is eventually colonised by increasingly complex forms of life
The Living tundra ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Summary: With the coming of spring the snow-covered tundra of North America changes its appearance and reveals a wide variety of wildlife. This film deals with the plant and animal life of both the plains and mountains of Alaska and some of the animals it depicts are the lemming, grizzly bear, moose, ground squirrel, fox, marmot, caribou and the wolf, as well as a large number of birds. It explains that all these animals form part of the tundra's chain of life and that man's exploitation of the wilderness could endanger their continued existence
 
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