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Volcano
Flying Monsters
Is your Brain Male or Female
When Will Time End
Polar Bears: A Summer Odyssey
Journey to the Edge of the Universe
The Story of Maths To Infinity and Beyond
Inside the Milky Way
Deep Sea
Ghosts of the Abyss
Clash of the Gods: Medusa
Building the Sun The 250 Million Degree Problem
The 21st Century Race for Space
Deliver Us From Evil
Tiny Giants
Strange Signals from Outer Space
The Challenger
Zero Days
Venus and Mercury
The Joy of Mozart
Samurai Sword
Last Human Standing
An Everyday Miracle
How to Grow a Planet Life from Light
Objectified
Is Anybody Out There
Chemistry: Discovering the Elements
Apocalypse
Can We Cheat Death
Strangest Alien Worlds
Land of Giants
The Most Dangerous Band in the World. The Story of Guns N Roses
The Universe: 7 Wonders of the Solar System
To The Arctic
What Is Reality
Island of Lemurs Madagascar

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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

Reel Rock 10
Reel Rock 10 2015

The Reel Rock Film Tours have been thrilling crowds in more than 80 cities around the world with the best climbing and outdoor adventure films of the year. More than just film screenings, Reel Rock shows are festive events where climbers and outdoors lovers gather to celebrate their shared passion for adventure. From big walls to big moves, REEL ROCK 10 features athletes Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson, Alex Honnold, Jimmy Webb, Daniel Woods and a special tribute to the late Dean Potter. This year's tour boasts an eclectic program that will get you psyched!

Category:Culture  Duration:1:46:11   

Punk Rock
Punk Rock 2007

London and New York and the birth of punk. Each city created a bastard child that marked the biggest and fundamental shift in popular music since Elvis walked into Sun Studios. We explore the music of The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Ramones, Television, Patti Smith, The Damned and Buzzcocks.

Category:Art  Duration:59:00   Series: Seven Ages of Rock

American Alternative Rock
American Alternative Rock  2007

The rise of alternative rock in the USA. From its early underground days where bands like Black Flag drew inspiration from the DIY ethos of punk. We explore why the bands that emerged from the underground offered an alternative both to the established music industry and the prevailing politics. Bands like R.E.M., The Pixies and Husker Du, REM breaking into the mainstream charts with 'Losing My Religion', Seattle 'grunge' scene, culminating in the success of Nirvana's 'Nevermind'

Category:Art  Duration:49:00   Series: Seven Ages of Rock

 
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