The Private Life of Plants (1995– )

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David Attenborough's study of the world of plants, which demonstrates, with the aid of time-lapse photography, the rich and varied ways in which they flourish.

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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David Attenborough's study of the world of plants, which demonstrates, with the aid of time-lapse photography, the rich and varied ways in which they flourish.

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Himself - Host: Ever since we arrived on this planet as a species, we've cut them down, dug them up, burnt them and poisoned them. Today we're doing so on a greater scale than ever... We destroy plants at our peril. Neither we nor any other animal can survive without them. The time has now come for us to cherish our green inheritance, not to pillage it - for without it, we will surely perish.
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Basis of life
18 July 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

It is well known that the plants form the basis of life as we know it. Except some archea and/or underocean geothermal power supported beings, rest all are dependent upon plants. That makes it is so utterly surprising that most of us would consider plants a boring topic and give anything to see a lion chase a gazelle even after seeing it umpteen times in Discovery.

Enter David Attenborough !

After seeing this series you would never see the plants the same way. David has a way of narrating natural world like no one else. I have seen many of his documentaries. But I must admit that nothing prepared me for "Private life of Plants". David has exceeded himself and it seems that it cannot be surpassed except of course when he comes with another of his tales. Watching this documentary is much more exciting than any movie, even for the documentary non-buffs ... for me who thrives on docus it is God's gift.

It is impossible to write about all the wondrous plants, extraordinary flowers, brilliant adaptations, exotic geographies and many more that David chronicles. And after all you have seen, you will be far from saturated ... you will wish to watch 100 more such episodes.

Cannot give it less than 20 stars out of 10 !!!


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