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Game Over Kasparov and the Machine
Prescription Thugs
The Code: Shapes
Are We... Alone
That Sugar Film
Return to Jurassic Park
Life: Primates
The Empire of Reason
Racism: A History. The Colour of Money
Viva Vercingetorix
Some of the Things That Molecules Do
Waiting for Immortality
This Is It
Inside Einstein Mind
Dark Net Provoke
Requiem for the American Dream
Frozen Planet: On Thin Ice
The Most Dangerous Band in the World. The Story of Guns N Roses
Ballet 422
Rembrandt
Wild South America: Lost Worlds
Courtship
Awake The life of Yogananda
Michael Jackson Journey from Motown to Off the Wall
New Blood
Grand Canyon Adventure
Orbit: Earth Extraordinary Journey July to December
Tiny Giants
Into the Inferno
Art Rock
Did a Black Hole Build the Milky Way
Enchanted Kingdom
Roads to Revolution
Life After People
Maidentrip
The Story of India: The Meeting of Two Oceans

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Aftermath Population Zero
Aftermath Population Zero 2008

Imagine if one minute from now, every single person on Earth disappeared. All of us. Human history just stopped. What would happen to the world without us? Aftermath: Population Zero features what scientists and others speculate the earth, animal life, and plant life might be like if humanity no longer existed, as well as the effect that humanity's disappearance would have on the artefacts of civilization. this documentary is inspired by Alan Weisman's The World Without Us.

Category:Nature  Duration:1:31:15   

Living with Predators. Conservation
Living with Predators. Conservation 2015

The final episode of the series visits the frontline of the conflict with the world's top predators, meeting the scientists fighting to save them. Crossing five continents and combining landmark natural history footage with real-life human drama, it checks the pulse of the earth's iconic animals, including lions, tigers, polar bears and blue whales. With three-quarters of the planet's carnivores now in decline, can people find ways to live with predators before they disappear forever?

Category:Nature  Duration:57:58   Series: The Hunt

Surviving
Surviving 1995

the final episode deals with plants that live in hostile environments. Attenborough visits Ellesmere Island, north of the Arctic Circle, to demonstrate that even in a place that is unconducive to life, it can be found. Algae and lichens grow in or on rock, and during summer, when the ice melts, flowers are much more apparent. However, they must remain close to the ground to stay out of the chilling wind. In the Tasmanian mountains, plants conserve heat by growing into 'cushions' that act as solar panels, with as many as a million individual shoots grouped together as one. Others, such as the lobelia in Mount Kenya, have a 'fur coat' of dense hairs on their leaves. The saguaro cactus in the Sonoran Desert flourishes because of its ability to retain vast amounts of water, which can't be lost through leaves because it has none. Many desert dwellers benefit from an accelerated life cycle, blooming rapidly within weeks after rainfall. Conversely, Mount Roraima is one of the wettest places on Earth. It is a huge sandstone plateau with high waterfalls and nutrients are continuously washed away, so plants have to adapt their diet if they are to survive. A bladderwort is shown invading a bromeliad. Inhabitants of lakes have other problems to contend with: those that dominate the surface will proliferate, and the Amazon water lily provides an apt illustration. Attenborough ends the series with an entreaty for the conservation of plant species.

Category:Nature  Duration:49:00   Series: The Private Life of Plants

Grand Canyon Adventure
Grand Canyon Adventure 2008

Anthropologist Wade Davis and river advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr journey down the Colorado River on a two-week expedition to highlight water conservation issues. Traveling by rafts, kayaks and wooden dories, they are accompanied by their daughters and guided by Shana Watahomigie, a Native American National Park ranger. Filmed with a 350-pound 3D camera, it involved the cooperation of three Indian nations, the National Park Service, film sponsor Teva’s team of kayakers and more than a dozen experienced river guides. The film explores America's drought and freshwater shortages, the impact on the river of damming, and human water supply needs. Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk was directed by Greg MacGillivray and narrated by Robert Redford.

Category:Nature  Duration:44:00      

 
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