The story of 4,000 species from the smallest to the largest and how they have survived and populated every part of the globe. See how their adaptations for finding food have affected the way they move, socialize, mate, and breed.
In ten parts, the award-winning David Attenborough (2002 Emmy winner for The Blue Planet: Seas of Life; The Life of Birds) introduces us to the most diverse group of animals ever to live on Earth, from the smallest--the two-inch pygmy shrew--to the largest--the blue whale; from the slowest--the sloth, to the swiftest--the cheetah; from the least attractive--the naked mole rat, to the most irresistible--a human baby. The Life of Mammals is the story of 4,000 species that have outlived the dinosaurs and conquered the farthest places on earth. With bodies kept warm by thick coats of fur and their developing young protected and nourished within their bodies, they have managed to colonize every part of the globe, dry or wet, hot or cold. Their adaptations for finding food have also had a profound effect on the way they move, socialize, mate and breed.
Contentsv. 1. A winning design ; Insect hunters ; Plant predators
v. 2. Chisellers ; Meat eaters ; Opportunists
v. 3. Return to the water ; Life in the trees
v. 4. Social climbers ; Food for thought.
Mammals -- Adaptation.
Mammals -- Behavior.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [London] : Burbank, CA :BBC Video ;2003
Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video,
Salisbury, Mike (Documentary television producer)
British Broadcasting Corporation.
Discovery Channel (Firm)
BBC Video (Firm)
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Hosted by David Attenborough.
Principal photography, Barrie Britton; music, Dan Jones, Ben Salisbury ; researchers, Alex Griffiths, Dan Tapster.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Special features include: behind-the-scenes featurettes, fact files, photo galleries, selections from the original score, and a music video.
DVD, Region 1 encoding.
4 videodiscs (approximately 500 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
0790779978 (v. 1)
0790779986 (v. 2)
0790779994 (v. 3)
0790780003 (v. 4)