Life in the Undergrowth

Life in the Undergrowth

DVD - 2006
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David Attenborough guides the viewer through a miniature universe teeming with life, never normally seen, yet all around us. New technology reveals surreal vistas and their extraordinary inhabitants. Though small, these creatures are ferocious.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2006]
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9781419829192
141982919X
Branch Call Number: DVD 592 LIFE
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 250 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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David Attenborough's ground-breaking exploration of a group of organisms that are vast in number, yet often too small to be noticed: the invertebrates.


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MCDEEE
Apr 05, 2016

DVDs ARE BADLY SCRATCHED &
DO NOT PLAY WELL. I THINK THAT THIS TITLE WOULD BE WORTH REPLACING IN DVD FORMAT !

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CdnErin
Jan 24, 2016

The BBC and Attenborough always manage to film the weirdest and rarest life forms, so even if you think you know the subject matter, you come away having learned a lot. BBC puts years into these series -- each series takes 3-4 YEARS of filming. Attenborough obviously has a passion for Natural History, you can tell he doesn't just read from a script into a microphone to do the narrations -- he is on location or has travelled to the place being shown, and he really knows what he's talking about.
My only complaint on the BBC's documentaries is that there aren't enough of them -- I hope the library continues to add to the collection!

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sess430
Feb 07, 2015

Excellent nature documentary with five 50-minute episodes narrated by the incomparable David Attenborough. It features many of the most bizarre and seldom seen invertebrates such as the giant earthworm from Australia, the giant bat-eating centipede of Venezuela and the unusual mating behavior of leopard slugs among others.

teacupfaerie Mar 03, 2011

I never thought I would enjoy a DVD about insects but this was really interesting. Give it a try.

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tmagoo59
Dec 15, 2010

This is a fascinating video about the insects that keep our ecosystems functioning. Some relationships are so complex and surprising that I felt the insect world deserves more respect and admiration. For example, ants are farmers just like us! They herd aphids to the best pastures and protect them from intruders like ladybirds. They were the first shepherds in effect.
The photography is beautiful as well as the music. This is enriching and appeals to all age groups.

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