ANIMALS - THE INSIDE STORY - BBC Documentary Series- Limited Edition [ IMPORT ]
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BBC documentary series ANIMALS - THE INSIDE STORY - English language. 150 minutes. 3 episodes: This DVD is an officially released overseas import which is compatible with all UK & European DVD players. It has the original English soundtrack which can be selected from the DVD setup menu. In this fascinating new three-part documentary, viewers can look inside animals to see what makes them tick. Fusing exciting computer animation, thermal imaging and compelling science, Animals: The Inside Story puts creatures under the microscope to expose the hidden mechanisms that drive their actions. The first episode, Fight For Life, reveals the true cost of staying alive as hunter or hunted. Part 2, New Lives, unravels the mysteries of animal reproduction from courtship and mating through to the creation of new life. Extreme Lives, the final episode of Animals: The Inside Story, explores the limits of animal endurance. A polar bear uses its thick fur coat to turn light into heat and survive the Arctic cold.
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How animals do the remarkable things they do.
Animals --- The Inside Story breaks new ground in the journey it takes into animal anatomy revealing the hidden mechanisms that drive amazing animal behaviours.
Episode 1: Fight for Life
Fight for Life reveals the true cost of staying alive as hunter or hunted. How do predators set up an attack and how does their prey take evasive action? Look inside a tiger's brain as the hungry predator spies a deer and is triggered into action. A peregrine falcon mounts a 200-mile-an-hour attack on its pigeon prey, relying on aerodynamics and an ingenious nasal system to make its breathtaking approach. Go inside the mouth of the largest animal in the world, the blue whale, to see how they eat one of the smallest creatures of the sea.
Episode 2: New Lives
New Lives unravels the mysteries of animal reproduction through courtship and mating to the creation of new life. The virtual world of the elephant womb allows us to see a baby elephant develop over 22 months, including its ears and trunk. Emperor penguins produce eggs in the harshest climate on earth. Go inside this life support capsule and see how the shell is made and the chick grows. Metamorphosis is one of nature?s miracles, watch from the inside as a land-based caterpillar is transformed into a graceful aerial athlete.
Episode 3: Extreme Lives
Extreme Lives explores the limits of animal endurance. A polar bear uses its thick fur coat to turn light into heat and survive the Arctic cold. Hibernation is one way to endure winter but the rare Vancouver Island Marmot is on a knife edge between life and death. Wood frogs enter a state of suspended animation, freezing 65% of their bodies to stay alive. The camel survives extremes of desert heat with amazing blood cells and a nose designed to conserve every drop of moisture.