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Series: The Life of Mammals

 

A Winning Design

   2002    Nature
A Winning Design clarifies what makes a mammal different from reptiles and birds. No, it isn't egg-laying: both the platypus and the echidna are egg-laying mammals; it's their ability to adapt. And it's this adaptability that becomes the crux of the remainder of the series. From the tiniest bat to the massive blue whale, all mammals share the ability to nurture their young on milk and regulate their own temperatures.

Insect Hunters

   2002    Nature
Mammals from tiny shrews, giant anteaters, armoured armadillo to bats have specialised in eating insects. Some have evolved into complex and effective hunters, even pursued their prey into the skies

Plant Predators

   2002    Nature
The plant eaters take on the largely indigestible, spiny and poisonous defences of plants with some spectacular physical adaptations to diet. Plant Predators demonstrates the particular (and often peculiar) adaptations of herbivores
How to Stay Young
How to Stay Young

   2016    Medicine
Planet Earth II
Planet Earth II

   2016    Nature
Reel Rock
Reel Rock

   2014    Culture
Generation Iron
Generation Iron

   2017    Culture
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead

   2017    History
Planet Earth
Planet Earth

   2007    Nature
The Human Body
The Human Body

   1998    Medicine