Planet Earth II

Author: Stephen Moss

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473530067

Category: Nature

Page: 312

View: 8035

10 years on from the first, groundbreaking, Planet Earth, we use the most incredible advances in technology and scientific discovery to bring you the most exciting and immersive picture of our world's wildlife yet. With over 250 breathtaking photographs and stills from the BBC Natural History Unit's spectacular footage, this is an extraordinary new look at the complex life of some of the most amazing places on Planet Earth. Each chapter reveals an environment – some never-before-seen, some astonishingly familiar – defined by a unique set of rules required for survival. From the most desolate desert to the depths of the jungle, from blistering heat and freezing cold to perpetual darkness and deadly UV, discover how a whole host of creatures have adapted to life in the most extreme conditions. And how they compete with one another to become the largest, the fastest, the most poisonous, or most devious - all in a bid to survive. Planet Earth II includes the first in-depth look at the urban environment, and the surprising range of behaviours occurring right under our noses, as well as some previously untouched island worlds. Filmed with remarkable 5k and infra-red technology, these are the challenges, the confrontations, and the triumphs of some of the most extraordinary creatures in the natural world, told from their perspective. This is our planet, as you have never seen it before.

Blue Planet II

Author: James Honeyborne,Mark Brownlow

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473530075

Category: Nature

Page: 312

View: 7269

Take a deep breath and dive into the mysteries of the ocean. Our understanding of ocean life has changed dramatically in the last decade, with new species, new behaviours, and new habitats being discovered at a rapid rate. Blue Planet II, which accompanies an epic 7-part series on BBC1, is a ground-breaking new look at the richness and variety of underwater life across our planet. From ambush hunters such as the carnivorous bobbit worm to cuttlefish mesmerising their prey with a pulsating light display, Blue Planet II reveals the never-before-seen secrets of the ocean. With over 200 breath-taking photographs and stills from the BBC Natural History Unit's spectacular footage, each chapter of Blue Planet II brings to life a different habitat of the oceanic world. Voyages of migration show how each of the oceans on our planet are connected; coral reefs and arctic ice communities are revealed as thriving underwater cities; while shorelines throw up continual challenges to those living there or passing through. A final chapter explores the science and technology of the Ocean enterprise – not only how they were able to capture these amazing stories on film, but what the future holds for marine life based on these discoveries.

The Blue Planet

A Natural History of the Oceans

Author: Andrew Byatt,Alastair Fothergill,Martha Holmes

Publisher: BBC Books

ISBN: 9780563384984

Category: Marine biology

Page: 384

View: 1102

Ours is a watery planet, with two-thirds of its surface made up of water. Yet few places on Earth retain their secrets as well as oceans. Beyond the shorelines lies a largely undiscovered world, with its secrets only just beginning to be revealed. The Blue Planet explores this fascinating environment in all its variety, from the apparent 'desert' of the open ocean to the abyssal depths where monstrous creatures lurk in the darkness. The Blue Planet is divided into seven chapters, each focusing on a single habitat, which combine to form a comprehensive guide to the world's oceans. A series of smaller, specialist-interest books associated with The Blue Planet are being published simultaneously which each take an in-depth look at particular marine animals.

Frozen Planet

A World Beyond Imagination

Author: Alastair Fothergill,Vanessa Berlowitz,David Attenborough

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554079919

Category: Nature

Page: 312

View: 6269

A companion book to the BBC program documents a year of seasonal changes in the Arctic and Antarctic regions, following polar animals in their native habitats and bringing to light the climatic problems facing these regions.

Life on Earth

A Natural History

Author: David Attenborough

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780002199414

Category: Evolution

Page: 319

View: 4957


Planet Earth as you've never seen it before

Author: Alastair Fothergill

Publisher: Univ of California Pr


Category: Nature

Page: 309

View: 9666

Presents a tour of the Earth, depicting an assortment of animals and plants, and such natural wonders as mountains, forests, rivers, deserts, oceans, and rainforests.

Amazing Rare Things

The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery

Author: David Attenborough,Susan Owens,Martin Clayton,Rea Alexandratos

Publisher: Kales Press

ISBN: 9780979845628

Category: Art

Page: 223

View: 9148

Describes the methods by which selected European artists, from Leonardo Da Vinci to Mark Catesby, portrayed the natural world during the Age of Discovery.

Life Story

Author: Mike Gunton,Rupert Barrington

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448142857

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 7014

Life Story is a tale of survival, laying bare the extraordinary journey animals must make to achieve life's goal – to continue their bloodline. Whether learning new skills, finding a mate or protecting their young, everything they do is a way of meeting a particular challenge to that goal. Extreme circumstances can lead to extreme solutions. Discover how sharks help albatross chicks learn to fly, or why some chimps solve survival problems by making spears. Learn about the extraordinary construction skills of fish and the seduction arts of birds. Witness the devotion of mothers, the gang life of juveniles and the shocking tactics some animals use to eliminate their rivals. Packed with stunning photographs and spectacular stills from the landmark BBC series, Life Story is an unforgettable portrait of the natural world’s most dramatic moments.


A Journey Through Trees

Author: Roger Deakin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143910994X

Category: Nature

Page: 416

View: 5272

Here, published for the first time in the United States, is the last book by Roger Deakin, famed British nature writer and icon of the environmentalist movement. In Deakin's glorious meditation on wood, the "fifth element" -- as it exists in nature, in our culture, and in our souls -- the reader accompanies Deakin through the woods of Britain, Europe, Kazakhstan, and Australia in search of what lies behind man's profound and enduring connection with trees. Deakin lives in forest shacks, goes "coppicing" in Suffolk, swims beneath the walnut trees of the Haut-Languedoc, and hunts bushplums with Aboriginal women in the outback. Along the way, he ferrets out the mysteries of woods, detailing the life stories of the timber beams composing his Elizabethan house and searching for the origin of the apple. As the world's forests are whittled away, Deakin's sparkling prose evokes woodlands anarchic with life, rendering each tree as an individual, living being. At once a traveler's tale and a splendid work of natural history, Wildwood reveals, amid the world's marvelous diversity, that which is universal in human experience.

Ugly Animals

We Can't All Be Pandas

Author: Simon Watt

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750960841

Category: Nature

Page: 140

View: 8271

60 of the world's ugliest and most endangered animalsThis collection of 60 of the world's most ugly (and endangered) animals, features rare imagery and explanatory text. The author is a high-profile biologist but also a stand-up comedian, and the text combines expert research with a light tone.

What on Earth Happened? ... In Brief

The Planet, Life and People from the Big Bang to the Present Day

Author: Christopher Lloyd

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408805979

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 4198

How old is the universe? When did life on earth begin? What happened to the dinosaurs? How was the moon created? How did ancient Chinese science shape the modern world? How did Islam trigger globalization? Are humans really superior to other living things? And how can you fit the complete history of the planet into one pocket-sized book? These are just some of the questions answered in Christopher Lloyd's acclaimed 13.7 billion year history - now in brief. In this thrill-ride across millennia and continents, the complete history of the planet comes to life: from the Earth's fiery birth to its near-obliteration in the Triassic period, and from the first signs of human life to the tentative future of a world with a burgeoning population and a global warming crisis. Covering a wide range of topics including astrophysics, zoology, and sociology, and complete with maps and illustrations, What on Earth Happened? ... In Brief is the endlessly entertaining story of the planet, life, and people.

Earth to Earth

A Natural History of Churchyards

Author: Stefan Buczacki

Publisher: Unicorn

ISBN: 9781910787748


Page: 160

View: 3167

From the earliest pagan sites to modern urban cemeteries, burial grounds have alwaysenjoyed a sacred, protected status in the history of society. Consequently they have becometranquil oases in which wildlife can flourish - a microcosm of the natural habitat long sincedisappeared from the surrounding area. In Earth to Earth, Professor Stefan Buczacki uncovers the wild animals and plants that thriveamongst the headstones, from the graveyard beetle to the mighty yew. He also explores thehistory of churchyards and the landscape, as well as what can be done to conserve themfor future generations. Accompanied by specially commissioned illustrations by Felicity Price-Smith and selectedquotations, this beautiful gift book reveals the natural secrets to be found in God's Acre.

Planet Earth

The Photographs

Author: Alastair Fothergill

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1846073464

Category: Natural history

Page: 286

View: 3352

"Planet Earth" is regarded as a wildlife TV series, and its magic lies in its photography. This title features the "Planet Earth" images. Accompanying the images, it includes thought-provoking captions by "Planet Earth" series producer Alastair Fothergill, along with quotes from the wildlife and conservation world.

The Hunt

The Outcome Is Never Certain

Author: Alastair Fothergill,Huw Cordey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300218060


Page: 320

View: 8688

An unprecedented, close-up view of predators and their prey in life-or-death conflict, from the grasslands of East Africa to the icy Arctic

Mark Carwardine's Ultimate Wildlife Experiences

Author: Mark Carwardine

Publisher: Wanderlust Publications Limited

ISBN: 9780954092665

Category: Adventure travel

Page: 131

View: 1709

Twenty of the world's top wildlife experiences, from Rubbing Shoulders with Mountain Gorillas (Uganda) to Being Hugged by Manatees (Florida), brought to you by one of the world's leading authorities on wildlife. With stunning photography and informative (and often humorous) text, accompanied by details on how to visit each destination, Ultimate Wildlife Experiences is both an inspirational read and a practical guide to unforgettable encounters that anyone can enjoy. This is the natural world at its most dramatic, heart-warming, bizarre and beautiful: the wildlife creme de la creme.

Life, an Unauthorised Biography

A Natural History of the First Four Thousand Million Years of Life on Earth

Author: Richard A. Fortey

Publisher: HarperCollins


Category: Earth

Page: 398

View: 4665

From its beginnings on the still-forming planet to the recent emergence of Homo sapiens, one of the world's leading paleontologists narrates how and why life on Earth developed as it did. 110 illustrations.

The Natural History Book

The Ultimate Visual Guide to Everything on Earth

Author: David Burnie

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405336994

Category: Earth

Page: 648

View: 2537

A monumental and extraordinarily beautiful guide to the Earth's natural wonders Five years in the making, covering over 5,000 species, The Natural History Book is one-of-a-kind; the only book to offer a complete survey of the Earth's natural history. Each geological and biological grouping is introduced and explained in an engaging and highly informative way, making it the perfect addition to every family bookshelf, as well as an ideal gift for every nature lover. Packed with thousands of stunning, specially commissioned photographs, and written by a worldwide team of natural history experts. From granites to grape vines, from microbes to mammals, The Natural History Book is a true visual dictionary of every kingdom of life. Take the Natural History Challenge

Through the Woods

Author: Herbert Ernest Bates,Agnes Miller Parker

Publisher: Trafalgar Square

ISBN: 9780711209923

Category: Science

Page: 141

View: 8825

H.E. Bates's evocation of a year in the life of an English woodland has beeneprinted to make a suitable gift for gardeners and nature lovers. Bates hasn eye for every detail describing the sights and sounds of the countrysidend the endless variety of plants and animals as each emerges in turn withhe changing seasons.;The text is complemented by Agnes Miller Parker's woodngravings, from full-page evocations of a fox stalking its prey to tailieces showing a bunch of catkins or an owl against the night sky.;H.E. Batess the author of "The Darling Buds of May". Agnes Miller Parker is thellustrator of "Down the River" and "The House and the Apricot".

Earth from Space


Publisher: BBC Books

ISBN: 9781785943539


Page: 288

View: 6235

You don't know home until you leave it. With over 200 spectacular images, including astonishing satellite images and stills from the BBC Natural History Unit's footage, Earth from Space reveals our planet as you've never seen it before. For decades we competed to be the first to reach space, but it was when we looked back at Earth that we were truly awestruck. Now, for the first time, using advanced satellite images we can show the earth's surface, its mega structures, weather patterns and natural wonders in breathtaking detail. From the colours and patterns that make up our planet to the mass migrations and seismic changes that shape it, Earth from Space sheds new light on the planet we call home. It reveals the intimate stories behind the breathtaking images, following herds of elephants crossing the plains of Africa and turtles travelling on ocean currents that are invisible unless seen from space. The true colours of our blue planet are revealed, from the striped tulip fields of Holland to the green swirl of a plankton super bloom that attracts a marine feeding frenzy. Whether it's the world's largest beaver dam - so remote it was only discovered through satellite imagery - or newly formed islands born from volcanic eruptions, discover a new perspective on our ever-changing planet.

Bambi and Me

Author: Johnny Kingdom

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144646315X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 4096

When a farmer on Exmoor found a frightened and badly injured red deer calf hanging by the leg from a barbed wire fence, he knew there was only one man he could call. Johnny Kingdom took Bambi home and became her surrogate mother, nursing her through the night after the dangerous operation to amputate her now infected limb. Against the odds, Bambi survived and, as she grew bigger, became a part of Johnny's family, taking over his garden and developing a taste for custard creams (and Johnny's wife's roses). But it wasn't just Johnny and his family who loved Bambi - friends, neighbours and even complete strangers would occasionally drop by with tasty treats they thought she might enjoy. But the doe in his back garden was by no means Johnny's only contact with the red deer of Exmoor. Over the years he followed the wild herds over moor and farmland as the seasons changed, filming every detail of their lives and trying to understand what Bambi was missing out on. Millions of viewers fell in love with Bambi during Johnny's BBC television series and accompanying book, but now he tells her full story. Sometimes poignant and sometimes hilarious, this is both the tale of all of Exmoor's wild deer and the story of how one very special animal came to live a very different life.