The fifth programme explores the alliances formed between the animal and plant worlds. It examines the ways in which plants live together and rely on each other. Whether living together in harmony, ...
This episode examines how plants either share environments harmoniously or compete for dominance within them. It looks at the ways in which plants have to fight to survive, using any means available,...
A documentary series on life in and adapted to the conditions of the Southern part of the Pacific Ocean, a vast aquatic region with an unequaled number of islands. Both wildlife and human ... See full summary »
A simple, carved figure bought at an auction in New York leads David Attenborough on a global journey from Russia to Australia, from England back to the Pacific. On the way he delves into a history of the stunning stones on Easter Island.
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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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1. David Attenborough is a wonderful host and narrator 2. The photography is beautiful and succinct 3. Plants, I hardly knew Ye!
One of my favorite nature documentaries, it compellingly reveals the world of plants annd fungii to be as brutal and passionate as we animals. They just live on a different timetable, so we can't see it play out. With obvious tricks like high-speed photography, and the lowkey but enthisiastic voice of David Attenborough directing our attention, the world of plants comes brilliantly to life. Rent this for any number of reasons (informative or aesthetic) or be a complete fool and don't see it at all.
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