Using pioneering techniques in 3D macro and time-lapse photography, he traces them from their beginnings on land to their vital place in nature today, exposing new revelations along the way. He moves from our time scale to theirs, revealing the true nature of plants as creatures that are every bit as dynamic and aggressive as animals. And he does all this in one unique place, a microcosm of the whole plant world where some 90% of all known plant species are represented: The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. This spectacular adventure through the Kingdom of Plants is so immersive and compelling it has the capacity to amaze even the least green-fingered. Disc 1 Life in the Wet Zone, Solving the Secrets & Survival Disc 2 The Making of David Attenborough s Kingdom of Plants
Four-part Discovery Channel documentary series looking at the inner workings of dinosaurs. The ultimate prehistoric survival machines, dinosaurs ruled the earth for 120 million years. This series combines 3D graphics with cutting-edge anatomy and palaeontology to reveal the anatomical secrets of these fascinating creatures.
The second offering is David Attenborough s Natural History Museum Alive. In this ground-breaking film David Attenborough takes us on a journey through the world-famous Natural History Museum, in a compelling tale of discovery, adventure and cutting-edge science, which combine to bring the museum s long-extinct inhabitants back to life. Finally, in Conquest of the Skies Attenborough travels back in time to unravel the astonishing 300 million-year story of the evolution of flight.
In fifty years of broadcasting, Sir David Attenborough has travelled the globe to document the living world in all its wonder. Now, in the landmark series First Life, he completes his journey by going back in time to the very roots of the tree of life, in search of the very first animals.
From the fog bound coastline of Newfoundland to the deserts of North Africa and the rainforests of Queensland, Attenborough finds evidence in fossils and living animals of an extraordinary period in Earth's history, half a billion years ago, when animals first appeared in the oceans. From the first animals that moved, to the first predators that killed and the first legs that walked on land.
First Life is told with stunning photography, cutting-edge visual effects and the captivating charm of the world's favourite naturalist. This is a story that can only be told now because in the last twenty years, stunning fossil finds at sites across the world have transformed our understanding of the first life forms, and the latest technology allows us to in photorealistic CGI the creatures that evolved the traits and tools that allow all animals, including us, to survive to this day.