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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
Life In Cold Blood
Life In Cold Blood

   2008    Nature
Chemistry
Chemistry

   2010    Science
Speed
Speed

   2019    Technology
Ice Age Giants
Ice Age Giants

   2013    Science
It Was Fifty Years Ago Today
It Was Fifty Years Ago Today

   2017    Art
Seven Ages of Rock
Seven Ages of Rock

   2007    Art