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Film-maker Jeff Turner, who grew up in the Cascade Mountains of Canada, returns to his childhood home to discover whether grizzly bears can still be found in the region. Over the course of a year, he catches sight of many of British Columbia's many wild inhabitants, including black bears, ospreys, c...
In this documentary we will be transported into the world of ants through the eyes of Bert Holldobler, a world authority on these amazing animals.What animal has achieved immortality? What animal is the most warlike? What animal has the greatest supercity on the planet? Not man but ants.They are the...
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1994. Enter the world of an ancient creature that has become an expert weaver, a consummate hunter, and with more than 30,000 faces - a master of adaptation. Over millions of years spiders have developed numerous methods of capturing prey and spinning a common orb web is just one of them. In this Em...
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This program integrates hard-core science with a light-hearted look at how plants behave, revealing a world where plants are as busy, responsive and complex as we are. From the stunning heights of the Great Basin Desert to the lush coastal rainforests of west coast Canada, scientist J.C. Cahill take...
One of the most feared predators of the sea is the shark, many species of which can strip a man to ribbons in a matter of minutes. But what prompts sharks to attack human beings, who are not their natural enemies? “The Science of Shark Attacks” is a documentary in which survivors of shark attack...
This is the story of the mugger crocodile in Sri Lanka and the many creatures that share its rivers and forests. Realm of the Mugger Crocodile will reveal the unique life of a male mugger that shares parental duties, traps fish with its body and marches overland to find water. Other creatures in the...
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In its worst crisis since World War II, Japan faces disaster on an epic scale.A death toll likely in the tens of thousands, massive destruction of homes and businesses, shortages of water and power, and the specter of nuclear meltdown.With exclusive footage, NOVA captures the unfolding human drama a...

Amazing Earth

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Patrick Stewart narrates a global spectacle that probes oceans and scales mountains to explain our planet's past and present. What you don't know about your planet will thrill, amaze and even frighten you. The facts featured in this video are as startling as they are fascinating. Did you know that e...
Narrated by John Shrapnel. Documentary about Plitvice National Park in Croatia, Europe's oldest and one of its most beautiful national parks - a network of crystal clear lakes connected by thousands of waterfalls. Its ancient beech forests are a stronghold for wolves, lynx and bears, animals that al...
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Imagine coming face to face with a cannibalistic creature that is as tall as you are and has long tentacles, a razor-sharp beak, and skin that flashes with bizarre, dazzling color. NATURE's Encountering Sea Monsters does just that, as underwater cameraman Bob Cranston explores the remarkable world o...
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There are few sights in nature as dramatic as a big cat battling its pray but cheetahs aren’t born ready to hunt, it is a skill which their mothers teach them over many challenging months. What does it take in order to turn tiny cubs into fully formed predators? In an effort to find out, one f...
In the village of Lekhani in Nepal, Michael watches potential Gurkha recruits being put through their paces. He then commences the 4,200m ascent to Annapurna Base Camp to help him acclimatise. Next, he heads off to Kathmandu to fulfil a regal engagement at the King's palace during the sacred festiva...
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Around 15,000 years of human intervention - first by accident and later by design - has created the planet's most diverse species: the dog. Dogs are not only our best friends, but also probably our oldest. In this documentary And Man Created Dog we go on a journey from prehistoric days, and learn th...

First Flower

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Flowering plants delight our senses; we love them in our gardens. Yet it is little appreciated that they are the basis of our food. In fact, humans would not have evolved without them.But, for the plant, flowers are an enormous drain on limited resources, so why even have flowers? Film Duration: 84...
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Most of us have seen ultrasound images of humans, but not felines. Get ready. Opening a window on the amazing journeys of two very different cats: the powerful lion and the domestic cat.From the makers of the critically acclaimed In the Womb and In the Womb - Multiples, Rocket Rights presents In the...
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Marine life on the Great Barrier Reef, and some of the scientific observations of the Heron Island Research Station. Illustrates all the characteristic fishes, molluscs and other inverte- brates, and vegetation of a coral reef, and the turtles and birds that breed on the islands.Film Duration: 00:24
The Paleogene opens with the dinosaurs extinct and much of the world's water freezing out in Antarctica as Australia breaks free of Gondwana to chart it's own course. As in the rest of the world mammals, birds and grasses rise to prominence but with an uniquely Australian flavour. Then the first pla...
The waters that bathe the south of Australia are a link preserved from a former union.50 million years ago, this island-continent broke away from the Antarctic, abandoning it to the cold currents which froze it. Here, on the southern Australian coast, these waters come to the surface, giving to rise...
Paleoworld was a documentary series that was first made for The Learning Channel, and has had a total of 50 episodes. It is perhaps the largest and most comprehensive Paleontology series ever made. The series began in late September, 1994 and after 4 seasons, ended in 1997. Each episode goes for app...
The earth is indeed an extraordinary planet, and not just because of the almost infinitely variety of life that is supports, its very fabric - the land itself - is marvelously varied and impressive. In this program, we're going on a global journey in search of the greatest natural wonders of the wor...
2010. Dr Nick Middleton of Oxford University investigates some of Britain's most extreme weather conditions, to find out how they are caused, and why they are so dangerous.This programme looks at perhaps the most mysterious and spectacular weather phenomenon: lightning. Dr Middleton investigates how...
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Soaring above the people of London is the fastest animal on the planet, the peregrine falcon, on a mission to kill for her chicks.Off the coast of South Africa the world's largest predatory fish, the great white shark, has just completed a 7000 mile journey and is hungry for seal blubber. On the pla...
Paleoworld was a documentary series that was first made for The Learning Channel, and has had a total of 50 episodes. It is perhaps the largest and most comprehensive Paleontology series ever made. The series began in late September, 1994 and after 4 seasons, ended in 1997. Each episode goes for app...
Paleoworld was a documentary series that was first made for The Learning Channel, and has had a total of 50 episodes. It is perhaps the largest and most comprehensive Paleontology series ever made. The series began in late September, 1994 and after 4 seasons, ended in 1997. Each episode goes for app...
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Countless species of Brazilian birds surprise us by their behavior and variety, in this chapter 6 of the series "Amazonia: Last Call".Talks about the amazing biodiversity of the country, giving main progagonismo the thousands of birds that breed there. Birds in danger extintion, as the blue Azarinha...
A very interesting program about sea turtles filmed primarily in Florida, including on Bonita Beach, in Lee County. Be forewarned: footage includes the dissection of a dead leatherback turtle. As Dr. Jeanette Wyneken expresses: 'For those of you who are not anatomists or interested in anatomy we do...

Clever Monkeys

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David Attenborough's entertaining romp through the world of monkeys has a serious side: for when we look at monkeys we can see ourselves. From memory to morality, from "crying wolf' to politics, monkeys are our basic blueprint. Pygmy marmosets "farm' tree sap; bearded capuchins in Brazil d...
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One of Europe’s last great predators, the wolf is an animal that remains cloaked in myth and mystery. But a new vision is emerging thanks to an ambitious research project in Italy’s Pollino National Park. Paolo Ciucci leads a team of biologists from the University of Rome on a quest to l...
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Four national parks in Brazil, less topical and more intentionally away from the Amazonian context, will capitalize on our attention. We will visit some of the natural sanctuaries in which, outside of the Amazon rainforest, we'll find unique life forms. We will verify the delicate balance that must...
In the competitive struggle for survival, less powerful animals have developed an ingenious array of strategies to find and kill their targets. Traps, lures and lies may be the best-known tricks to man, but are also skilfully employed by creatures in the animal kingdom. With weapons of deception, an...
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Bill Turnbull investigates one of the biggest mysteries in the British countryside: what is killing our bees. It is a question that generates huge controversy. Changes in the weather, pesticides and even a deadly virus have all all been blamed. It is a question that Bill is all too familiar with as...

Skyliners

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Independent filmmaker Seb Montaz takes us well beyond the norm of ordinary sports and into the world above ground, highlining. Extending a rope between two mountain tops in the French Alps, each of the mountain climbers balance their way from one mountain-top to the other. Spinning tricks and occasi...
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Paleoworld was a documentary series that was first made for The Learning Channel, and has had a total of 50 episodes. It is perhaps the largest and most comprehensive Paleontology series ever made. The series began in late September, 1994 and after 4 seasons, ended in 1997. Each episode goes for app...

Wolf Pack

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This is the story of the rise to power of the largest wolf pack ever known, going from strength to strength they are now at a turning point in their lives. The balance of power is shifting within the pack, the leaders face a takeover challenge from within their own family. Winter in Yellowstone is s...
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This is a journey through the Borneo rainforest , a jungle in which none of the people expected to live too long, where even plants are fearsome predators.This chapter takes us into the protected areas of the northeast end of the Borneo island to show the functioning of this ecosystem. We'll observe...

Wild Kalahari

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The Kalahari Desert is located in Southern Africa and covers much of Batswana, parts of Namibia and South Africa. It is roughly 900,000 kilometres squared and is considered to be more of a semi-desert as it is scattered with massive tracts of excellent grazing grounds which allow for it to support f...
The intrepid traveller embarks on a trip from the Khyber Pass to the Bay of Bengal, an arduous journey through Pakistan's mountains, India, Nepal, China and finally Bangladesh. The adventure begins on the Khyber steam railway, taking in Darra, where Michael browses for a unique firearm. He then head...
What would happen if a category 3 hurricane were to hit New York City? With an awesomely high storm surge and intense winds attacking one of the most heavily populated and economically vital locations in the world, the potential for massive destruction is almost unprecedented. Film Duration: 38 min
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An intrepid team of explorers decend into a lost world. Among the very first to probe the mysteries of an unexplored labarynth. In their search to understand their secrets, they might have pushed themselves too far. Giant holes in the ground, hundreds of meters wide, and big enough to contain subter...
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Was Megastorm Sandy a freak combination of weather systems? Or are hurricanes increasing in intensity due to a warming climate? How did this perfect storm make search and rescue so dangerous? "Inside the Megastorm" takes viewers moment by moment through Sandy, its impacts, and the future of storm pr...
Peninsula Valdes is one of the priorities for naturalists visiting the South American continent, and it is perhaps beacuse this is the place where the observation of the great whales is easyer.Every year during the month of July, the whales arrive to these shores of Patagonia to give birth and raise...
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This is a higher resolution version of the classic and rare 1979 documentary. Even on the lower levels of life, there is a profound consciousness or awareness that bonds all things together. A fascinating account of the physical, emotional, and spiritual relations between plants and man. Essentially...
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NATURE braves the extreme conditions of Earth's southernmost continent for a close-up look at the varied Penguins of the Antarctic.As night falls in Antarctica, biting winds cast horizontal snow across the dark backs of a mass of huddled emperor penguins. The temperature is 50 below zero, the gales...
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This is the story of an Indian big cat that's thriving, unlike the tiger. Yet few people know it exists. Asiatic lions are completely different from African lions in both appearance and behaviour. These lions once roamed Europe - they are the lions of Ancient Greece and Rome, the lions in The Bible....
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In 1977, acclaimed director Barbet Schroeder and cinematographer Nestor Almendros entered the universe of the world"s most famous primate, to create the captivating documentary Koko: A Talking Gorilla. The film introduces us to the remarkable Koko at the age of three, recently brought from the...
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Natural World Special. Storm is an extraordinary wolf - the head of a pack in Canada's frozen north that hunts the giant buffalo herds. This pack came to fame in Frozen Planet and now cameraman Jeff Turner spends a year with Storm and his wolf family, learning how they survive in this harsh wilderne...