The Living Planet [4 Discs] [DVD]

Time Life's 1984 nature series Living Planet comes to DVD in a four-disc set from Ventura. David Attenborough hosts all 12 parts of the documentary, which is presented with a standard full-frame transfer and Dolby Digital Stereo sound in English. Closed captions are accessible. Included are the volumes "New Worlds," "The Frozen World," "The Margins of the Land," "Jungle," "Sweet Fresh Water," "The Northern Forest," "The Building of the Earth," "Worlds Apart," "Sea of Grass," "The Open Ocean," "The Sky Above," and "The Baking Deserts."
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Special Features

  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Living Planet Vol. 2: Jungle
Internationally known naturalist and broadcaster of wildlife programs David Attenborough leads viewers on a 12-part expedition to the world's major habitats, showing how plants and animals have adapted to their unique surroundings. The entertaining and inspirational programs reveal places and sounds never before captured by cameras. In volume two, Jungle, Attenborough provides viewers with a close-up and personal look at jungle life. The natural scientist descends a kapok tree, which rises above the leafy tropical forest canopy. During his descent by rope, he explores the layers of the jungle. From this rare viewpoint, Attenborough encounters exotic plants and animals. Other episodes in this series include: Baking Deserts, The Sky Above -- Communities of the Sky, The Frozen World, The Margins of Land, New Worlds, The Northern Forests, The Open Oceans, Seas of Grass, Sweet Fresh Water, The Building of Earth, and Worlds Apart. ~ Sally Barber, Rovi

Living Planet Vol. 11: The Building of the Earth
Internationally known naturalist and broadcaster of wildlife programs David Attenborough leads viewers on a 12-part expedition to the world's major habitats, showing how plants and animals have adapted to their unique surroundings. The entertaining and inspirational programs reveal places and sounds never before captured by cameras. In volume 11, The Building of Earth, Attenborough shares the secrets of the powerful forces which have shaped the planet. The natural scientist takes viewers on a guided tour of an erupting volcano in Iceland. Program highlights also include a look at giant plants on Mount Kenya and the renewal of life in Krakatoa and Mount St. Helens. Other episodes in the series are: Baking Deserts, The Sky Above -- Communities of the Sky, The Frozen World, Jungle, The Margins of Land, New Worlds, The Northern Forests, The Open Oceans, Seas of Grass, Sweet Fresh Water, and Worlds Apart. ~ Sally Barber, Rovi

Living Planet Vol. 3: The Open Ocean
Internationally known naturalist and broadcaster of wildlife programs David Attenborough leads viewers on a 12-part expedition to the world's major habitats, showing how plants and animals have adapted to their unique surroundings. The entertaining and inspirational programs reveal places and sounds never before captured by cameras. In volume three, The Open Oceans, Attenborough explores the hidden worlds of the seas which cover more than 70 percent of the earth's surface. The natural scientist unveils some of the mysteries of the planet's vast watery habitats, from drowned plains and mountains to kelp forests. Other episodes in the series are: Baking Deserts, The Sky Above -- Communities of the Sky, The Frozen World, Jungle, The Margins of Land, New Worlds, The Northern Forests, Seas of Grass, Sweet Fresh Water, The Building of Earth, and Worlds Apart. ~ Sally Barber, Rovi

Living Planet Vol. 4: The Northern Forest
Internationally known naturalist and broadcaster of wildlife programs David Attenborough leads viewers on a 12-part expedition to the world's major habitats, showing how plants and animals have adapted to their unique surroundings. The entertaining and inspirational programs reveal places and sounds never before captured by cameras. In volume four, The Northern Forests, Attenborough visits coniferous forests and explores the adaptations which have allowed these forests to survive. In a trip to the deciduous woodlands, the natural scientist examines the relationship between its flora and fauna. Learn adaptation secrets of the creatures of these life-rich treasures, such as bear, raccoon, skunks, squirrels, and opossums. Other episodes in the series are: Baking Deserts, The Sky Above -- Communities of the Sky, The Frozen World, Jungle, The Margins of Land, New Worlds, The Open Oceans, Seas of Grass, Sweet Fresh Water, The Building of Earth, and Worlds Apart. ~ Sally Barber, Rovi

Living Planet Vol. 1: Sweet Fresh Water
Internationally known naturalist and broadcaster of wildlife programs David Attenborough leads viewers on a 12-part expedition to the world's major habitats, showing how plants and animals have adapted to their unique surroundings. The entertaining and inspirational programs reveal places and sounds never before captured by cameras. Volume one, Sweet Fresh Water, illustrates the great powers of water to affect the contours of the land. Attenborough takes viewers on a journey through the largest river system in the world, the Amazon. He traces the river from its beginnings in the Peruvian Andes to the coastal delta of Brazil. Program highlights include footage of Angel Falls in Venezuela and Iguassu in Brazil. Other episodes in the series are: Baking Deserts, The Sky Above -- Communities of the Sky, The Frozen World, Jungle, The Margins of Land, New Worlds, The Northern Forests, The Open Oceans, Seas of Grass, The Building of Earth, and Worlds Apart. ~ Sally Barber, Rovi

Living Planet Vol. 6: The Frozen World
Internationally known naturalist and broadcaster of wildlife programs David Attenborough leads viewers on a 12-part expedition to the world's major habitats, showing how plants and animals have adapted to their unique surroundings. The entertaining and inspirational programs reveal places and sounds never before captured by cameras. In volume six, The Frozen World, Attenborough tours the frigid, ice-covered regions of the Andes, Antarctica, and the Arctic. See how the wildlife and plants native to these harsh regions survive in the extreme conditions. Other episodes in this series include: Baking Deserts, The Sky Above -- Communities of the Sky, Jungle, The Margins of Land, New Worlds, The Northern Forests, The Open Oceans, Seas of Grass, Sweet Fresh Water, The Building of Earth, and Worlds Apart. ~ Sally Barber, Rovi

Living Planet Vol. 7: The Margins of the Land
Internationally known naturalist and broadcaster of wildlife programs David Attenborough leads viewers on a 12-part expedition to the world's major habitats, showing how plants and animals have adapted to their unique surroundings. The entertaining and inspirational programs reveal places and sounds never before captured by cameras. Journey to exotic locations to explore the rich environments surrounding the seas in volume seven, The Margins of Land. In this episode, Attenborough explores the life of creatures who call the shifting tidal corridors home. Within this constantly changing habitat, a vast number of animals and plants have learned to survive. Program highlights include a visit to Bangladesh and the largest coastal mangrove swamp in the world. Other episodes in the series are: Baking Deserts, The Sky Above -- Communities of the Sky, The Frozen World, Jungle, New Worlds, The Northern Forests, The Open Oceans, Seas of Grass, Sweet Fresh Water, The Building of Earth, and Worlds Apart. ~ Sally Barber, Rovi

Living Planet Vol. 12: New Worlds
Internationally known naturalist and broadcaster of wildlife programs David Attenborough leads viewers on a 12-part expedition to the world's major habitats, showing how plants and animals have adapted to their unique surroundings. The entertaining and inspirational programs reveal places and sounds never before captured by cameras. In volume 12, New Worlds, Attenborough ponders the future of the planet. The natural scientist explores the ways in which humans have damaged the environment and how man has created new habitats for plants and animals. It examines the fate of the winners and losers of this process and looks at the possible long-term implications of change. Other episodes in the series are: Baking Deserts, The Sky Above -- Communities of the Sky, The Frozen World, Jungle, The Margins of Land, The Northern Forests, The Open Oceans, Seas of Grass, Sweet Fresh Water, The Building of Earth, and Worlds Apart. ~ Sally Barber, Rovi

Living Planet Vol. 8: The Sky Above
Internationally known naturalist and broadcaster of wildlife programs David Attenborough leads viewers on a 12-part expedition to the world's major habitats, showing how plants and animals have adapted to their unique surroundings. These entertaining and inspirational programs reveal places and sounds never before captured by cameras. Volume eight, The Sky Above -- Communities of the Sky, takes viewers to the big blue where the atmosphere is constantly moving and creating the world's weather. In this whirling habitat, creatures must overcome the forces of gravity to survive. Attenborough demonstrates the powerful influence of gravity by becoming weightless. Other episodes in this series include: Baking Deserts, The Frozen World, Jungle, The Margins of Land, New Worlds, The Northern Forests, The Open Oceans, Seas of Grass, Sweet Fresh Water, The Building of Earth, and Worlds Apart. ~ Sally Barber, Rovi

Living Planet Vol. 9: The Baking Deserts
Internationally known naturalist and broadcaster of wildlife programs David Attenborough leads viewers on a 12-part expedition to the world's major habitats, showing how plants and animals have adapted to their unique surroundings. The entertaining and inspirational programs reveal places and sounds never before captured by cameras. Volume nine, The Baking Deserts, explores the ways desert animals cope with extreme heat and drought. See how creatures and plants in the Namib Desert collect fog, and how lizards relate to the sun. Also, learn why spadefoot toad tadpoles turn cannibalistic in their fight for survival. Other episodes in this series include: The Sky Above -- Communities in the Sky, The Frozen World, Jungle, The Margins of Land, New Worlds, The Northern Forests, The Open Oceans, Seas of Grass, Sweet Fresh Water, The Building of Earth, and Worlds Apart. ~ Sally Barber, Rovi

Living Planet Vol. 10: Worlds Apart
Internationally known naturalist and broadcaster of wildlife programs David Attenborough leads viewers on a 12-part expedition to the world's major habitats, showing how plants and animals have adapted to their unique surroundings. The entertaining and inspirational programs reveal places and sounds never before captured by cameras. In volume ten, Worlds Apart, Attenborough examines island life, how plants and animals came to the isolated locations, and how they survive. The natural scientist takes viewers on a guided tour of Aldabra Island in the Indian Ocean where giant tortoises exist amidst a harsh and rugged habitat of coral rock. Other episodes in the series are: Baking Deserts, The Sky Above -- Communities of the Sky, The Frozen World, Jungle, The Margins of Land, New Worlds, The Northern Forests, The Open Oceans, Seas of Grass, Sweet Fresh Water, and The Building of Earth. ~ Sally Barber, Rovi

Living Planet Vol. 5: Sea of Grass
Internationally known naturalist and broadcaster of wildlife programs David Attenborough leads viewers on a 12-part expedition to the world's major habitats, showing how plants and animals have adapted to their unique surroundings. The entertaining and inspirational programs reveal places and sounds never before captured by cameras. In volume five, Seas of Grass, Attenborough explores the planet's grasslands which support a wide variety animals. Program highlights include a visit to the African grasslands where antelope, zebra, and wildebeest live out the drama of life with their predators, lions and cheetahs. Other episodes in the series are: Baking Deserts, The Sky Above -- Communities of the Sky, The Frozen World, Jungle, The Margins of Land, New Worlds, The Northern Forests, The Open Oceans, Sweet Fresh Water, The Building of Earth, and Worlds Apart. ~ Sally Barber, Rovi

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