Just over 400 million years ago creatures left the seas to move onto land. They were the invertebrates. Since then they have become the most successful group of animals, adapting to every environment on earth. Now, for every human there are 200 million of them. Their largely unseen world is now revealed as David Attenborough tells the story of the land-living invertebrates.PARENTAL-GUIDANCE 1 January 2010 49 minutes
From the stunning aerobatics of hoverflies in a Bristol garden to the mass migration of purple crow butterflies in Taiwan, this episode tells the story of the winged insects. The latest ultra-slow motion cameras reveal incredible flight skills, such as dragonflies catching their prey and bluebottles flying upside down.PARENTAL-GUIDANCE 1 January 2010 49 minutes
Silk is the secret weapon of the undergrowth. From the protective stalks of lacewing eggs, to the hanging threads of glow-worms, insects use it in an amazing variety of ways. Silk is stronger than a steel thread of the same diameter but, unlike steel, it's elastic. Witness the spiders who have taken the use of this extraordinary material to its extremes.PARENTAL-GUIDANCE 1 January 2010 50 minutes
Ever since they came onto land, the tiny creatures of the undergrowth have been forming alliances and partnerships with each other and with plants. Many of these relationships are staggeringly complex. While some clearly benefit both partners, others most certainly do not.PARENTAL-GUIDANCE 1 January 2010 49 minutes
Some invertebrates have overcome the limitation of their small size by banding together in huge numbers. Many of these societies are so fine-tuned in the way they operate it's as if they were a single being. But insect societies aren't all shining examples of co-operative behaviour. The series ends with two insect armies fighting head on as Matabele ants raid a nearby termite mound.PARENTAL-GUIDANCE 1 January 2010 50 minutes
Such an awesome series!
If, like me, you find insect life and evolution of species fascinating, then this is the series for you!
a interesting dvd price and speed where good happy with orderPublished 2 months ago by Frank Traynor
My granddaughter loved the DVD ,I bought it for her 11th birthday.Happy nan, happy granddaughter.... thank you.Published 6 months ago by judith england