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BBC Natural History Collection (Planet Earth: Special Edition / Blue Planet: Seas of Life: Special Edition / The Life of Mammals / The Life of Birds)
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The four series were photographed by hundreds of cameramen who spanned the globe for more than a decade to uncover the stories of every type of life, from the very small to the enormous, and narrated by David Attenborough, one of the world's foremost naturalists and filmmakers. This bargain-priced compact set is the way to go, for after seeing one of these incredibly beautiful series, you will want them all.
Most famous, and justly so, is the series "Planet Earth." Each episode focuses on the biota of a particular biome: mountains, fresh water habitats, caves, deserts, plains, icy regions, jungles, seas, forests, and oceans. The geology and seasonal changes of each zone are explored and documented with magnificent clarity, and exciting supplements take you into the making of the series, the cutting-edge technologies involved, and the astounding patience and death-defying efforts of the camera crews.
"Planet Earth" is the most recent series, the pinnacle of BBC nature programs, and the most wide-ranging and fascinating. Yet the previous series included in this set -- "The Life of Birds," "The Life of Mammals," and "The Blue Planet: Seas of Life" -- concentrate with far more detail on the creatures that occupy specific habitats. They are almost as good as "Planet Earth," which is to say utterly spectacular, head-and-shoulders above every other nature series ever filmed.
Each DVD covers a new and interesting subject. Many things that I will never see up close, and yet- these videos create a feeling that you have seen it. What an awesome collection.
Obviously, I give this series a lot of praise and have given it 5 stars. It is expensive to some, but you get so much out of it - for any family too - that it is hard to resist. I recommend it to anyone and everyone except for tiny infants because of their lack of attention span and their limited capacity of and for English vocabulary.
On a personal note... When visiting my Grandfather, I brought along this set. He could not believe what he was seeing. He was taken aback and asked to borrow the rest. It really is something to see.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have always liked David Attenborough's presentations. This is no exception.Published 20 days ago by senior in Portland-metro
Beautiful production. One disc so far (1 out of 3) has been defective.Published 6 months ago by LCH
Bought this set for my grandkids, could not be happier and they love it.Published 6 months ago by Kevin Faught
the product meets all described and shipping was very fastPublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
The series is marvelous....BUT half of the set (blue planet and life of birds) doesn't have subtitles at all.
Despite of description of the product, that the set is subtitled.
great show well worth the price for over 4hrs. of viewing. Never get tired of animals out in the wild. I also was amazed at the way some birds make a ness in a tree. Read morePublished 15 months ago by rich2012
Wonderful collection of David Attenborough. Loved it when it was on TV, so I had to buy it. Very educational and fun to watch.Published 19 months ago by lissab68
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