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This article is about the tv programme Life on Earth. For the article on Earth's Life see Life Life is a multi-faceted concept. ...


Life on Earth: A Natural History by David Attenborough (1979) is a groundbreaking 13-part television natural history series made by the BBC in association with Warner Bros. and Reiner Moritz Productions. There was an accompanying book, and the series is available on DVD. 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... Natural history is an umbrella term for what are now usually viewed as a number of distinct scientific disciplines. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was formed in 1927 by means of a royal charter. ... Warner Bros. ... DVD is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for storing data, including movies with high video and sound quality. ...


During the course of the series Attenborough, following the format established by Kenneth Clark's Civilisation and Jacob Bronowski's The Ascent of Man, travels the globe in order to trace the story of the evolution of life on the planet. Sir David Frederick Attenborough, OM, CH, CVO, CBE, FRS, born May 8, 1926 in London, (the younger brother of director and actor Richard Attenborough), is the presenter of many ground-breaking and award winning BBC wildlife documentaries, and a former senior manager for the BBC. He has travelled widely, originally... This article is about Kenneth Clark the art historian, not Kenneth Clarke the politician. ... For other uses, see Civilization (disambiguation). ... Jacob Bronowski Jacob Bronowski (January 18, 1908, Lódź, Poland - August 22, 1974, East Hampton, New York, USA) was the presenter of the BBC television documentary series, The Ascent of Man which inspired Carl Sagans Cosmos series. ... The Ascent of Man (1973) is a BBC documentary series, produced in association with Time-Life Films, by Jacob Bronowski. ... Charles Darwin, the father of modern evolutionary theory In the life sciences, evolution is a change in the traits of living organisms over generations, including the emergence of new species. ... Earth, also known as the Earth or Terra, is the third planet outward from the Sun. ...


In order to obtain footage of rare and elusive animals special filming techniques had to be devised. One cameraman spent hundreds of hours waiting for the fleeting moment when a rare frog which incubates its young in its mouth finally spat them out. Another built a replica of a mole rat burrow in a horizontally-mounted wheel, so that as the mole rat ran along the tunnel the wheel could be spun to keep the animal adjacent to the camera. To illustrate the motion of bats' wings in flight they were filmed in slow motion in a wind tunnel. The series was also the first to include footage of a live (although dying) coelacanth. Frogs are amphibians in the Order Anura, which includes frogs and toads. ... Binomial name Heterocephalus glaber R ppell, 1842 The Naked Mole Rat (Heterocephalus glaber), or Sand Puppy, is a very unusual burrowing rodent native to arid parts of East Africa. ... Families Pteropodidae Emballonuridae Rhinopomatidae Craseonycteridae Rhinolophidae Nycteridae Megadermatidae Vespertilionidae Molossidae Antrozoidae Natalidae Myzopodidae Thyropteridae Furipteridae Noctilionidae Mystacinidae Mormoopidae Phyllostomidae Bats are flying mammals in the order Chiroptera with forelimbs developed as wings. ... Slow motion is an effect resulting from running film through a movie camera at faster-than-normal speed. ... A wind tunnel is a research tool developed to assist with studying the effects of air moving over or around solid objects. ... Species Latimeria chalumnae Latimeria menadoensis Coelacanth (meaning hollow spine in Greek; IPA: ) is a fish species and represents the oldest lineage of living fish known to date. ...


The series took advantage of improved film stock to produce some of the sharpest and most colourful wildlife footage that had been seen to date.


The most famous sequence in the series occurs in the 12th episode in which Attenborough allows himself to be groomed by a group of mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Attenborough himself was bemused by the iconic status that this television moment acquired, and subsequently appeared in a television commercial for after-dinner mints parodying the conventions of wild life documentaries. Type species Gorilla gorilla Western Gorilla Species Gorilla gorilla Gorilla beringei The gorilla, the largest of the primates, is a ground-dwelling herbivore that inhabits the forests of central Africa. ... --Duk 05:23, 6 Jun 2005 (UTC) Categories: Possible copyright violations ...


The series was a major international success and was followed by The Living Planet (1984). In a list of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes drawn up by the British Film Institute in 2000, voted for by industry professionals, Life on Earth was placed 32nd. The Living Planet is a 1984 BBC television series presented by David Attenborough. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 100 Greatest British Television Programmes was a list compiled in 2000 by the British Film Institute (BFI) chosen by a poll of industry professionals, to determine what were the greatest British television programmes of any genre ever to have been screened. ... The British Film Institute (BFI) is a charitable organisation established by Royal Charter to encourage the development of the arts of film, television and the moving image throughout the United Kingdom, to promote their use as a record of contemporary life and manners, to promote education about film, television and... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Life on Earth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (385 words)
Life on Earth: A Natural History by David Attenborough (1979) is a groundbreaking 13-part television natural history series made by the BBC in association with Warner Bros. and Reiner Moritz Productions.
The most famous sequence in the series occurs in the 12th episode in which Attenborough allows himself to be groomed by a group of mountain gorillas in Rwanda.
Attenborough himself was bemused by the iconic status that this television moment acquired, and subsequently appeared in a television commercial for after-dinner mints parodying the conventions of wild life documentaries.
Life on Earth and Elsewhere (2717 words)
The presence of Homo sapiens sapiens is evident from night-time observations of Earth's surface.
One view of the Phylogeny of Life on Earth (at the University of California at Berkeley's Museum of Paleontology) highlights the role of archeabacteria among prokaryotes -- as a separate Archaea "domain" apart from Eubacteria -- in the development of cellular life with nuclei (eukaryotes).
As a result, life on Earth has flourished for over four billion years by recycling its own wastes and exploiting new habitats with physiological adaptations, through occasional environmental disasters such as catastrophic meteoric impacts.
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