Nature's Most Amazing Events

Nature's Most Amazing Events

DVD - 2009
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Each season, as the ever-thinning Arctic ice recedes, polar bears face a daunting challenge; Grizzly bears in British Columbia must use ingenuity and fancy footwork to collect their catch; The annual rains of the Serengeti draw in the greatest concentration of large animals on Earth; Each year, billions of sardines flood South Africa's east coast creating an action-packed feeding frenzy; Thousands of animals make the long trek toward the life saving annual flood of Botswana's Okavango Delta; The annual plankton boom of Alaska's coastal waters attracts humpback whales and sea lions, who must avoid predatory killer whales.
Publisher: [United States] : BBC Earth ; [New York, NY] : Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2009.
ISBN: 9781419881770
1419881779
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 300 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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naturalist
Jan 19, 2016

learn more about the host/narrator, Sir David Attenborough OM CH CVO CBE FRS FLS FZS FSA Kt 1926-
“Naturalist and television personality David Attenborough is the father of the modern nature documentary.”
http://www.biography.com/people/david-attenborough
and,
“Nature – video collections – David Attenborough’s favourite moments”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/collections/p0048522
and,
“Climate change scepticism is 'political suicide', David Attenborough argues – It would be 'political suicide' for party leaders to say they do not believe in climate change, Sir David Attenborough argues”
by Hannah Furness, posted January 17, 2016, in The Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/earthnews/12104127/Climate-change-scepticism-is-political-suicide-David-Attenborough-argues.html

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1aa
Nov 19, 2014

the first episode is a bit scratched, but otherwise has astonishing imagery, making up for the rather shallow commentary.

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CdnErin
Mar 31, 2014

FABULOUS!!! I didn't realize when I borrowed it that it's a David Attenborough series -- which adds to the awesomeness, he is the best! I would love to watch this one again, it was just that much of a learning experience, with just so much footage and info!

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Beardzilla
Feb 12, 2013

While not BBC Earth's best work, excellent camera shots combined with David Attenborough's narration makes this documentary... well, amazing!

howardpoole Aug 14, 2012

Great camera shots. Always good to learn more about nature and the food chain.

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acbradford
Aug 14, 2012

Absolutely jaw-dropping footage & amazing storytelling. I was so taken in by this series that I sometimes forgot where I was or that I was even watching a DVD in the first place! You will NOT be disappointed!

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bstudent
Mar 27, 2012

this is extremely good footage and well narrated. it takes you all around the southern and southeastern continent of Africa and much of Alaska the Rain Forest of British Columbia. 6 episodes=6 hrs.

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BriFern
Feb 29, 2012

Documentary. Hours of informative entertainment and beautifup photography.

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dprodrig
Jan 25, 2012

This two disc, six-episode series has such an impact for me because it does something the others rarely seem to do nowadays - which is to construct a real narrative of the whole life cycle of the animals in a particular place. It was absolutely astounding to see the highs and lows of each "great event" and how it impacts the animals that live within those spaces. You will cry and marvel over the highs and lows of each episode - be it the starving lions, the stellar sea lion moms desperately trying to keep their babies safe, the wonders of water (miracle really), and the ingenuity of them all. Using close up shots, arials and satellite images of planet earth helps you see the scale of these events and how much they impact the animals. Only one of the episodes, the sardine run, talks about humans, the impact of climate change and what that means overall. That is my only wish, that it had included people into the natural landscapes shown.

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mj7932
Aug 23, 2011

I didn't know I had loved the nature to such degree. I even could not believe such amazing places exist on earth. Indeed the most amazing scenes and nature's events.

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