David Attenborough's comprehensive study of fossils, which give many clues to how life existed on pre-historic Earth.
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David Attenborough's comprehensive study of fossils, which give many clues to how life existed on pre-historic Earth.

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23 April 1989 (UK)  »

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Elsüllyedt világok, eltűnt életek nyomában  »

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Wonderful......just wonderful
18 May 2011 | by (Dhaka,Bangladesh) – See all my reviews

For any person interested to know about early life on earth and fossils,here you are....Being served by David Attenborough in the best possible way...

When I first got this series, I wasn't much excited as I always am to see a David Attenborough special....but this man keeps surprising me....What an amazing journey towards the past of life on earth!!!Seriously,paleontology never seemed better...It's a regret that I've seen this after so many years.

The specialty about this series (from all other Dino or ancient life-related series) is that it'll keep you glued (if you truly appreciate fossils and their significance).The gradual build-up of each of the episodes was just fascinating (well...not that much surprising actually,since it is none other than David ATTENBOROUGH who's hosting!!) After watching this show,you'll be able to better understand evolution and adaptation,for fossils are the direct evidence of evolution.

I think it'll work even better if you watch this series and the 2010 "David Attenborough's First Life" series in close proximity,just as I have done.


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