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Madagascar [DVD]
Madagascar [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Attenborough
Price: £6.90

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5.0 out of 5 stars Sir David is on top form, as always, 18 July 2012
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This natural history documentary gives an excellent overview of the very specialised and different fauna and flora of Madagascar and the markedly different ecosystems within this huge island, It combines some early black and white film footage from David Attenborough's early Zoo Quest trip to Madagascar. The special feature on the Giant Egg is of particular interest. The other one, on the Ring tailed Lemurs, is a bit gushy. It would have been good to have a bit more science in that, with the commentator's views supported by someone able to give a more objective overview of lemur population changes and dynamics in this small Reserve.There have been relatively long-term observations and records in this Reserve and there is also a very obvious impact from tourism. It would have been interesting to have had more than just the usual comments on the limited habitat the lemurs occupy and resulting threats to them.


The Tribal Eye: The Complete BBC Series [1975] [DVD]
The Tribal Eye: The Complete BBC Series [1975] [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Attenborough
Price: £9.26

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5.0 out of 5 stars An eye -opener, 22 Aug. 2011
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This series is well worth it for the insight it gives to a variety of tribal cultures worldwide. I have now bought this as a second copy as the first often seems to be on loan to friends! The depth and detail given to exploring aspects of these cultures is something I doubt would be available in a more modern series. From Haida indian ceremonies on the west coast of America to migrating herdsmen and Pacific islanders, this is a truly global view.
The special feature on Bali is undoubtedly an important documentary but is possibly of less interest to the general viewer.


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