BBC atlas of the natural world Western Hemisphere and Antarctica
Title
BBC atlas of the natural world Western Hemisphere and Antarctica

ISBN
9781419840180

Publication Information
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2006.

Physical Description
6 videodiscs (ca. 1055 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

General Note
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
 
"Four landmark BBC series presenting the definitive portrait of the land, wildlife and peoples of the Western Hemisphere and Antarctica"--Container cover.

Contents
Land of the Eagle. disc 1. Episodes 1-4: The Great encounter -- Confronting the wilderness -- Conquering the swamps -- Across the Seas of Grass -- disc. 2. Episodes 5-8: Into the shining mountains -- Living on the edge -- The first and last frontier -- Searching for paradise -- Spirits of the Jaguar. [disc 3]. Episodes: The forging of a new world -- Forests of the Maya -- Hunters of the Caribbean Sea -- The fifth world of the Aztecs -- Wild South America. [discs 4-5]. disc 1. Episodes 1-4. Lost worlds -- Mighty Amazon -- The Great Plains -- The Andes -- disc 2. Amazon jungle -- Penguin shores -- Life in the freezer. [disc 6]. Episodes: The bountiful sea -- The ice retreats -- The race to breed -- The door closes -- The big freeze -- Footsteps in the snow.

Subject Term
Indians of North America.
 
Indians of North America -- First contact with Europeans.
 
Indians of North America -- History.
 
Indians of North America -- Relocation.
 
Animals -- North America.
 
Natural history -- Central America.
 
Natural history -- Caribbean Area.
 
Mayas.
 
Taino Indians.
 
Indians of South America.
 
Natural history -- Antarctic regions.

Geographic Term
North America -- History.
 
North America -- Civilization.
 
Central America -- Civilization.
 
Caribbean Area -- Civilization.
 
South America -- Civilization.

Genre
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
 
Educational films.
 
Documentary television programs.

Summary
Land of the eagle is the story of how North America was discovered is told through the eyes of the Native Americans and the European newcomers. A magnificent ensemble of paintings, photographs, wildlife films, and Native Americans voicing the words of their ancestors. In Spirits of the jaguar amid volcanoes, jungles, deserts, and reefs, we enter the legendarykingdoms of the Mayas and Aztecs where each creature, from monkey to snake, turtle to flamingo, is ruled by the all-powerful spirit of the jaguar.
 
Wild South America explores the rich and unique wildlife that inhabits the diverse landscapes of the vast South American continent. Using new camera techniques, including infrared night vision cameras, rarely seen animals are revealed. Life in the freezer explores the Earth's coldest continent, Antarctica.

System Details
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital, dual-layer, DVD-9.


LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)Nonfiction DVDDVD 508 BBC 6 DISCS11Nonfiction DVDs
Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)Nonfiction DVDDVD 508 BBC 6 DISCS11Nonfiction DVDs