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Life in the Undergrowth
     

Life in the Undergrowth

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Take a trip through an amazing universe without even stepping off of the ground as host David Attenborough explores the lives of the planet's most fascinating insects in a documentary that utilizes advanced technology to prove that in the wondrous world of nature, size is but a matter of perspective. From swarms of desert locusts to living, breathing mountains

Overview

Take a trip through an amazing universe without even stepping off of the ground as host David Attenborough explores the lives of the planet's most fascinating insects in a documentary that utilizes advanced technology to prove that in the wondrous world of nature, size is but a matter of perspective. From swarms of desert locusts to living, breathing mountains comprised entirely of cockroaches, these worlds are often a strange combination of the bizarre and sublime. In addition to offering a closer look at these fascinating microscopic wonders themselves, Attenborough and filmmakers also explore the lives and habits of the insect world in a manner never before available to filmmakers.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/02/2006
UPC:
0794051251428
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bbc Warner
Time:
4:10:00
Sales rank:
9,665

Special Features

Interview with David Attenborough

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Life in the Undergrowth
1. A Miniature World [6:52]
2. Millipedes [8:26]
3. Velvet Worm [14:22]
4. Dancing Springtails [5:43]
5. Egg Protection [7:14]
6. Scorpions [6:45]
1. Mayflies [6:46]
2. Fossil Dragonflies [8:04]
3. Cascade Damsels [3:55]
4. Butterflies [:58]
5. Bumblebees [12:32]
6. Cicadas [10:43]
1. Illuminations [8:16]
2. Web Spinners [5:14]
3. Web Construction [9:25]
4. Modifications [9:53]
5. Hunting in Packs [5:52]
6. The Wolf Spider [11:12]
Disc #2 -- Life in the Undergrowth
1. Aphids and Ants [7:25]
2. Gall Makers [7:03]
3. Pollination [8:47]
4. Nursemaids [7:30]
5. Orchard Spiders [11:09]
6. Alcon Blue Butterflies [8:00]
1. Sand Wasps [6:41]
2. Bees [6:02]
3. Wood Ants [4:47]
4. Harvester Ants [10:38]
5. Termites [9:04]
6. Matabele Ants [5:56]

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Life in the Undergrowth 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
SteveB52 More than 1 year ago
I am about 2/3 of the way through 'Life in the Undergrowth'. I enjoy the topic, the photography and narration are both excellent.
M32-b17 More than 1 year ago
We are told repeatedly about our big, wondrous human brains and it's all true. Look at the nanotechnolgy offering us iPads, Ipods, Computers, big beautiful THIN digital Televisions, BUT as David Attenborough gets down and SHOWS us, explains, informs: insects and spiders and termites evolved a form of tiny brains of wondrous survival means a million or more years before we humans even imagined "nano." Attenborough does not dwell on confrontations: we learn from his visual examples, nor can this review even imply the number of examples he fully covers, but let me mention just the Spider, who beyond their almost mystical precision in forming species-specific webs and physical skills moving on thin silk strands,can also plot, scheme,invent. Or view blind Termites who can build Air-conditioned relatively-immense structures: but one primary lesson: you should NOT underestimate their abilities, and you are informed in this series, without question, that humankind cannot exist without them. The bad or annoying ones you dislike or hate are a tiny minority, the most are not only vital but downright amazing and you'll feel enriched by knowing more about them, and nobody is more informative than David Attenborough.
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