Living Planet Vol. 9: The Baking Deserts (1984)

Genres - Nature  |   Sub-Genres - Animals  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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Internationally known naturalist and broadcaster of wildlife programs David Attenborough leads viewers on a 12-part expedition to the world's major habitats, showing how plants and animals have adapted to their unique surroundings. The entertaining and inspirational programs reveal places and sounds never before captured by cameras. Volume nine, The Baking Deserts, explores the ways desert animals cope with extreme heat and drought. See how creatures and plants in the Namib Desert collect fog, and how lizards relate to the sun. Also, learn why spadefoot toad tadpoles turn cannibalistic in their fight for survival. Other episodes in this series include: The Sky Above -- Communities in the Sky, The Frozen World, Jungle, The Margins of Land, New Worlds, The Northern Forests, The Open Oceans, Seas of Grass, Sweet Fresh Water, The Building of Earth, and Worlds Apart.

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adaptation [animals], desert, drought, earth, habitat [natural], naturalist, plants [botany], survivor