Life

Life

DVD - 2010
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Four years in the making, and filmed over 3000 days across every continent and in every habitat, see 130 incredible stories from frontiers of the natural world. Discover the glorious variety of life on Earth and the spectacular and extraordinary tactics animals and plants have developed to stay alive. This is evolution in action: individual creatures under extreme pressure to overcome challenges from adversaries and their environment.
Publisher: [United States] : BBC Earth : 2 Entertain Video ; Burbank, CA : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video, Inc., c2010
ISBN: 9780780661219
0780661214
Branch Call Number: DVD 577 LIFE
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (484 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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strider643
Sep 12, 2016

Photograhically this is an excellent documentary. The least interesting is about primates. Since this documentary claims they're our ancestors they are quite brutal and boring species. While I recommend these dvds I have one major caveat: Oprah Winfrey. She is outright terrible as a narrator. I detested her voice and delivery before I knew it was her. Really awful choice by the producers. Here's a suggestion: Thankfully you can mute Oprah in the options. And then turn on subtitles. It's a thousand times better this way. Stick to daytime TV Oprah, please!

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muffinpopcorn
May 11, 2015

Quite good , just could have had a better Narrator than Oprah Winfrey . A narrator's voice she doesn't have .

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nparrish
Mar 29, 2014

Excellent. 2nd time I've checked out this series, would like to own it. My favorite part is about the fungi that take over insects' minds & grow mushrooms out of them.

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patrickn
Jun 12, 2013

Oprah Winfrey's narration is awful. Painful to listen to !

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Beardzilla
Feb 18, 2013

One of the greatest and most visually stunning documentaries ever made! Many captivating stories are represented by a combination of vivid photography and David Attenborough's intriguing narration. BBC Earth has done it again!

meenkyujung Jun 16, 2012

This is a very very good DVD for nature lover!

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sdelao
May 26, 2012

Love anything David Attenborough narrates and produces. Facinating DVD series!

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HereHere
May 18, 2012

I only had time to watch the section on plants, and I was reminded about carnivorous plants. Forgot all about them!

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dprodrig
Jun 06, 2011

Another absolutely great series from BBC's Natural History Unit. There is one particularly gruesome scene involving a seal and a penguin, so if youi don't like to see what happens after the prey is caught, then don't watch this episode. Otherwise, kudos to a team that makes plants interesting on the screen!

The only complaint I have is that BBC can't seem to decide whether it's going to be sensational or a wildlife documentary. (Killer whales vs. orcas.)

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wgaikins
Feb 13, 2011

incredible filming we truly live in a beautiful world - we might just want to take bettr care of it

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Oct 03, 2010

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