DVD - 2010
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Four years in the making, and filmed over 3000 days across every continent and in every habitat, see 130 incredible stories from frontiers of the natural world. Discover the glorious variety of life on Earth and the spectacular and extraordinary tactics animals and plants have developed to stay alive. This is evolution in action: individual creatures under extreme pressure to overcome challenges from adversaries and their environment.
Publisher: [London] : BBC Earth : 2 Entertain ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2010
ISBN: 9780780661219
Branch Call Number: DVD 577 LIF
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (ca. 484 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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May 07, 2017

This is an epic video,
gripping and entertaining and hugely educational.
I had to deduct a star, though, for Oprah's narration.
It's frequently obvious that she has no idea what she is reading.
I should deduct another star, really,
for the producer's decision to choose a talk-show host as narrator
when the world's pre-eminent naturalist is available.
The Attenborough version is five times as good.

This is a wonderful use of today's amazing photographic technology,
and the people who contribute their skills and patience
to capture these images are true heroes to me.

Nov 25, 2013

This was an AWESOME look at all aspects of life on earth. UNFORTUNATELY the discs are somewheat beat up & I missed some segments. Aside from that, I really enjoyed this set!

rosler Mar 26, 2011

This is an incredible series that I highly recommend watching. The footage is amazing and the glimpse that you get into the secret world of life forms on this planet is both fascinating and inspiring. I must say that I prefer David Attenborough's narration to Oprah's (there is another life version narrated by him) but this version is still worth watching. For David fans you can watch the "making of " episodes in special features which are still narrated by him. It is really neat to see how much effort and skill goes into capturing some of the shots.

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