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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.
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.
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An in-depth look at the vast richness of the land, wildlife, and people of the Western Hemisphere and Antarctica. Includes Land of the Eagle; Life in the Freezer; Spirits of the Jaguar; and Wild South America.


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