Life in the Undergrowth

Life in the Undergrowth

DVD - 2005
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Publisher: Burbank : Warner Home Video, 2005.
Branch Call Number: DVD 592 Lif
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (250 min.) : digital, sound, color ; 12 cm
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

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Derringer
May 30, 2019

If you had initially thought that insects were all nothing but pests, then, think again.

This "Life in the Undergrowth" documentary beautifully reveals just how amazing insects really are and how important they are to the ecological balance of this diversely inhabited planet that we all live on.

Impressively produced by Mike Salisbury - This excellent presentation from the BBC Network is certainly 4 hours of your time well-spent, especially when you consider the education about the fascinating insect world that will be imparted upon you.

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ManMachine
May 21, 2019

Believe me - After viewing this exceptionally well-presented nature documentary from the BBC - You will never, ever look at insects in the same way again.

Both highly educational and beautifully photographed - "Life In The Undergrowth" travels to various locations around the planet in order to reveal to the viewer the absolutely fantastic diversity that exists in the insect world..... Like - WOW!!

From the swamp-lands, to the deserts, to the rain-forests, to the grasslands, and beyond - This incredible presentation gives you a whole new perspective on these amazing critters who are clearly a very vital part of this planet's complex ecosystem.

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MCDEEE
Apr 05, 2016

DVDs ARE BADLY SCRATCHED &
DO NOT PLAY WELL. I THINK THAT THIS TITLE WOULD BE WORTH REPLACING IN DVD FORMAT !

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CdnErin
Jan 24, 2016

The BBC and Attenborough always manage to film the weirdest and rarest life forms, so even if you think you know the subject matter, you come away having learned a lot. BBC puts years into these series -- each series takes 3-4 YEARS of filming. Attenborough obviously has a passion for Natural History, you can tell he doesn't just read from a script into a microphone to do the narrations -- he is on location or has travelled to the place being shown, and he really knows what he's talking about.
My only complaint on the BBC's documentaries is that there aren't enough of them -- I hope the library continues to add to the collection!

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sess430
Feb 07, 2015

Excellent nature documentary with five 50-minute episodes narrated by the incomparable David Attenborough. It features many of the most bizarre and seldom seen invertebrates such as the giant earthworm from Australia, the giant bat-eating centipede of Venezuela and the unusual mating behavior of leopard slugs among others.

teacupfaerie Mar 03, 2011

I never thought I would enjoy a DVD about insects but this was really interesting. Give it a try.

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tmagoo59
Dec 15, 2010

This is a fascinating video about the insects that keep our ecosystems functioning. Some relationships are so complex and surprising that I felt the insect world deserves more respect and admiration. For example, ants are farmers just like us! They herd aphids to the best pastures and protect them from intruders like ladybirds. They were the first shepherds in effect.
The photography is beautiful as well as the music. This is enriching and appeals to all age groups.

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