Frozen Planet

Frozen Planet

DVD - 2012
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Captures nature above and below the ice in the Arctic and Antarctic and showcases the fluctuations that occur with the changes of the seasons.
Publisher: [London] : BBC Earth ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2012
ISBN: 9780780685185
Branch Call Number: DVD 508.311 FRO
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (ca. 350 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.

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firefly5
Jan 13, 2018

Very interesting series on the South Pole. Many times I used my iPad to look up information that was on the DVD. I would probably watch this a second time. Beautiful scenery, what a fantastic world we have!

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starshipanemone
Dec 12, 2017

Nice polar region atmosphere. Has room for all kinds of polar animals. Teaches us about the changing polar ice caps. So simple enough that it is award winning. Another step in the right direction, just like BBC Earth's Africa. A regular A might do it.

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aepearson21
Feb 14, 2017

Such great film shots. The crew got so close to filming animals and ice caps. The cave scenes are interesting how the icicles form!! Well done!! Worth watching!!

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CdnErin
Apr 22, 2016

I had gotten this set confused with Life in the Freezer (also with David Attenborough) so I was very happy to realize I hadn't seen this one yet!
As always, Attenborough hits a home run with his narrative and the stunning BBC footage makes this just as fascinating as the other BBC documentaries.
Reading other comments here about the condition of the discs -- I am also often disappointed in how badly people treat library materials... however, this set worked fine for me, I had no issues on playback (yay!).
That said -- if you borrow this set, make sure you watch ALL of the bonus materials, video diaries, etc -- they're ALL interesting, and there are enough of them to make another good 60+ minutes of documentary! There is a really interesting one where they film the sequence of killer whales creating waves to wash seals off ice floes ... well, when the seals are done, they turn their attention on the inflatable raft with the BBC crew in it! I doubt they were trying to kill them or anything, Orca being as smart as they are probably knew they were being watched and wanted to show the BBC folks what they can do!

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naturalist
Jan 19, 2016

learn more about the host/narrator, Sir David Attenborough OM CH CVO CBE FRS FLS FZS FSA Kt 1926-
“Naturalist and television personality David Attenborough is the father of the modern nature documentary.”
http://www.biography.com/people/david-attenborough
and
“Nature – video collections – David Attenborough’s favourite moments”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/collections/p0048522
and,
“Climate change scepticism is 'political suicide', David Attenborough argues – It would be 'political suicide' for party leaders to say they do not believe in climate change, Sir David Attenborough argues”
by Hannah Furness, posted January 17, 2016, in The Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/earthnews/12104127/Climate-change-scepticism-is-political-suicide-David-Attenborough-argues.html

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new_orleansguy
Apr 07, 2015

re. 1aa's response, I myself am constantly amazed at the bad shape all the dvds at Public Library are, after a few months of their purchase date. I think most people don't give a f*ck about being careful when they borrow them, reasonning, "hey, it's not mine"... You know, the typical attitude today, not only of young people but most adult as well. It's as if it's cool to destroy or damage what doesn't belong to you, that's you're a "bad a**" because you took something from the man... Some of the dvds are in such bad condition, not to mention the boxes they are in, that its a disgrace to the users who manhandled them. If you can't teach your kids to respect stuff that doesn't belong to you, and you yourself are not careful, what is the world coming to ?

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uncommonreader
Apr 07, 2015

Wonderful camera work, thoughtful perspective on climate change and the BBC's standard of excellence.

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1aa
Nov 13, 2014

The first episode of disk 1 is substantially unwatchable because of scratching. How does one scratch a DVD? One puts it into to the player, presses 'close' and then presses 'play'. How on earth could it get scratched?
Otherwise a visually stunning series.

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sdelao
Mar 06, 2013

Stunning, Gorgeous AND narrated by David Attenborough. A must-see in my book!

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dprodrig
Dec 31, 2012

As per usual, BBC does a stunning series based on the artic and antartic regions. I do find it is not as cohesive as some of their other series, most notably Planet Earth and Life. Still worth watching - also love the extra episode that was added.

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