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BBC Atlas of the Natural World - Africa/Europe (Wild Africa / Congo / The First Eden / Europe - A Natural History)
BBC Atlas of the Natural World - Africa/Europe
Wild Africa / Congo / The First Eden / Europe - A Natural History
Actors: Fergal Keane, John Lynch, David Attenborough
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
NR     2007     17hr 35min

From the BBC's internationally renowned, award winning Natural History unit comes the second release in this extraordinarily ambitious undertaking. BBC Atlas of the Natural World is a unique survey of life on Earth in all ...  more »

     
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Actors: Fergal Keane, John Lynch, David Attenborough
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Television, Educational, Documentary
Studio: BBC Warner
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/02/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 17hr 35min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 6
SwapaDVD Credits: 6
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Great Documentary on Our Planet
Dijon | Brooklyn Center, MN USA | 12/02/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I knew prior to ordering this set, sight unseen, that it would be very good but it surpassed my expectations. The BBC is probably the foremost producer of outstanding nature documentaries and in this series lies the proof. The BBC Atlas explores how geology, and human history among other factors formed the Continents as we know them today. It covers how humans altered and adapted to life in Africa and Europe with fabulous visuals and amazing photography. Ranging from pre-history right up to the 21st century we see how man and animals have co-existed through the ages and adapted to the environment as it has gone thru various changes. All the various narrators of segments are excellent, especially Sir David Attenborough. I highly recommend both sets."
Excellent set with one annoying fault
A. Cottrell | 02/03/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It might seem somewhat petty to withhold a 5-star rating from this set for one complaint, but for people buying this chiefly for David Attenborough's "The First Eden," it's a pretty big complaint: It's not complete. The 4th episode, "Strangers in the Garden," is not included -- at least nowhere that I can find. Very strange, considering there are so many extra documentaries; you're not merely getting the four main programs, but also shows about the Nile, Madagascar (mainly lemurs), Scandinavia, and Iceland. Couldn't one of them have been left out to make room for the final episode of "The First Eden?" Or even better, would it have been that much more trouble to spread "The First Eden" over two discs and supplement it with another documentary like they did with the other programs?

Other than that one problem, this set is magnificent. If you liked "Planet Earth" and/or the various Attenborough "Life..." series, you can't miss with this set. At over 1000 minutes, this what you call bang for your buck. Don't hesitate, unless you're only interested in getting the complete "First Eden.""
Great Documentary on Africa & Europe
Racsal "SC" | Greenville, SC | 11/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Great documentary on Africa and Europe. If you like natural history, this would be a must get video"