Attenborough in Paradise

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Nature Documentary narrated by David Attenborough and published by BBC in 1996 - English narration

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The one-off specials featured here represent some of Sir David Attenborough's most personal quests and passionate enthusiasms.

[edit] Attenborough in Paradise

In the forests of Papua New Guinea, where 38 of the 42 kinds of birds of paradise are found, Sir David Attenborough and a film crew spent over nine months recording the behaviour of these birds. Hoisted up above the forest canopy, the view of birds of paradise in every conceivable hue -- a fabulous riot of greens, blues, scarlets, yellows -- is a spectacular sight. Meanwhile, down at ground level, the footage of the birds of paradise courtiing rituals stand as some of the greatest wildlife images ever captured.

[edit] A Blank on the Map

Accompanying a government patrol with 100 porters, Sir David Attenborough explores a mountainous area of central New Guinea, never entered before by Europeans. Their quest was to make the first contact with an indigenous people...

[edit] The Lost Gods of Easter Island

A simple, carved figure bought at an auction in New York leads Sir David Attenborough on a global journey from Russia to Australia, from England back to the Pacific. On the way, he delves into the history of the enigmatic civilisation responsible for building the stunning standing stones on Easter island.

[edit] Bowerbirds: The Art of Seduction

The male bowerbirds of Australia and New Guinea display an incredible artistic talent -- and all in the name of love! Collecting 'jewels' they set them in specially-built showcases and some even paint the walls with mashed berries. If all this isn't enough to woo potential mates, they also perform a most bizarre stiff-winged dance. But displaying darker emotions associated with sex, such as envy and jealousy, males will sometimes destroy a rival's construction and steal his jewels.

[edit] The Song of the Earth

Is there a connection between animal sounds and the music that humans create? Using a surprising and wide variety of evidence from the animal kingdom -- including the humpback whale, the lyre bird, the siamang gibbon and the great reed warbler -- Sir David Attenborough seeks to prove that the origions of music lie in territory, emotion and sex.

[edit] Life on Air

A celebration of Sir David Attenborough's 50 years with the BBC, from the 1954 series Zoo Quest, through his time as controller of BBC Two to his return to programme making and his great Natural History series. Presenter Michael Palin interviews both David and key figures in his career and introduces some of the most fascinating moments from his programmes.

[edit] The Amber Time Machine

Sir David Attenborough turns his life-long fascination with amber into a time-travelling detective story that spans 150 million years. Examining and identifying the contents of this unique material , he opens a window into prehistoric tropical rainforests and unravels detailed stories about the plants and animals that lived there.

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Video Codec: xvid
Video Bitrate: 1437 - 1814 kbps
Video Resolution: varies
Video Aspect Ratio: varies
Audio Codec: ac3
Audio BitRate: 192 kbps @ 48 kHz
Audio Channels: 2
RunTime Per Part: 49:01 - 01:00:18
Number Of Parts: 7
Part Size: ~700 Mib
Source: PAL DVD
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