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The Life of Mammals - DVD (Region 2): The Complete Series

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Series: The Life of Mammals

By: Sir David Attenborough (Illustrator)

4 discs, runtime: 8 h 20 min

BBC Video

DVD | region 2 | Dec 2003 | #135366
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Landmark volume accompanying the ten-part BBC television series, examining how mammals have adapted to varying environments. Life of Mammals covers over 4000 species:

The Pioneers: Small creatures the size of mice lived alongside the dinosaurs: then took advantage of their demise to colonise the planet
The Insect Eaters: Mammals, like armadillos, bats and anteaters, make meals of the most abundant creature on Earth
The Root Raiders and Seed Stealers: Tool-using mammals like chipmunks and porcupines thrive on the food reserves store in roots and seeds
The Leaf Eaters: Grass and leaves are abundant but largely indigestible: some mammals have evolved to crack this problem
The Hunters: Speed, endurance and manoeuvrability are essentials of the hunters; why do some mammals hunt in packs, while others hunt alone
The Omnivores: Many mammals are able to adapt their diets according to season, or have learned to hibernate through the winter when food is sparse
The Return to the Water: Ocean mammals can take advantage of huge food stocks; how do seals, dolphins and whales breathe air yet swim to great depths
The Tree-Dwellers: Creatures such as flying squirrels and colugos travel by gliding high among the tree-tops: but sloths hardly move at all
The Grasping Hands: only one group of mammals, the primates, have hands to grasp branches and pluck their food; but life for them requires sharp senses and quick intelligence
The Ultimate Lords: 5 million years ago a group of primates left the trees and became ground-living nomads; by growing crops and domesticating animals they transformed the natural world.

The DVD contains behind the scenes footage, the original score, photo gallery and fact files.


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