The Velvet Claw

From DocuWiki

Jump to: navigation, search


[edit] General Information

Nature, Science Documentary hosted by Derek Jacobi, published by BBC in 1992 - English narration

[edit] Cover

Image: The-Velvet-Claw-Cover.jpg

[edit] Information

From tiny weasels to big cats and bears, this series follows the sometimes surprising evolution of the Carnivora - the mammals that eat meat. Using computer graphic techniques and full colour animation to bring to life long-extinct lineages, it journeys from the carnivore's roots at the end of the dinosaur era right up to the present day.

[edit] The Carnassial Connection

Introductory programme of a seven part series, exploring the evolution of the carnivores as a successful and highly diverse mammalian group.

[edit] Sharpening the Tooth

Explores the many different members of the cat family and their rise over 40 million years to represent a powerful group of predators within the Carnivora.

[edit] Strength in Numbers

Looks at the evolution of the dog family, how as generalists and through group predation they have filled a successful niche within the Carnivora.

[edit] The Rich Man's Table

Follows the evolution of the hyaenas within the Carnivora, reveals how they have successfully exploited scavenging strategies, to supplement hunting.

[edit] Jacks of All Trades

The rise of bears and racoons in the carnivora, exhibit the most diverse feeding patterns of the group, predators->scavenging omnivores->specialist herbivores

[edit] Small and Deadly

The weasel family - fast, ferociously skilful killers. This is the story of how one family of carnivores opted for smallness as a positive advantage.

[edit] It's Tough at the Top

Looks at the development of top carnivores and asks are they really masters of their world or longterm losers? The winners are the small carnivores.

[edit] Screenshots

[edit] Technical Specs

  • Video Codec: XviD
  • Video Bitrate: 1410-1494 kB/s
  • Video Resolution: 640x480
  • Audio Codec: MP3
  • Audio Bitrate: ~232 kb/s 48.0 kHz
  • RunTime Per Part: ~29 min.
  • Number Of Parts: 7
  • Part Size: 350 MB
  • Ripped by hedgepig

[edit] Links

[edit] Release Post

[edit] Related Documentaries

[edit] ed2k Links

Added by Tigrino
Personal tools