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||Three years in the making, Life of Birds
traverses the globe, visiting 42 countries from the Arctic to the Antarctic and watching
300 different species we find that, birds have developed some bizarre ways of finding food
and getting a mate. Pushing filming technology to the limits, new behavior is brought to
the screen in staggering detail. With over 9,000 bird species worldwide this series
captures birds in all their glorious detail and reveals the secret of their phenomenal
||Rolling Stone raved that Winged Migration,
the critically acclaimed, awe-inspiring documentary, is A movie miracle! It soars! You
feel privileged! Witness as five film crews follow a rich variety of bird migrations
through 40 countries and each of the seven continents. With teams totalling more than 450
people, 17 pilots and 14 cinematographers used planes, gliders, helicopters and balloons
to fly alongside, above, below and in front of their subjects.
||In 1996 a peasant sent a strange fossil to
the National Geological Museum in China.The bone structure of this animal is
dinosaur-like, but strangely, the animal had a covering of hair-like structure. Is it
feathers? This extraordinary fossil caused a great debate some scholars thought it was a
bird, some thought it a dinosaur. Is it a bird or dinosaur
||Here you learn the basics of how to build,
grow and maintain a successful vegetable garden. Each episode tackles a component of
vegetable gardening--focusing on America's favorite vegetable, tomatoes, for example, or
building raised beds. Host Joe Lamp'l also illustrates the classic gardening basics, then
goes beyond the most commonly planted vegetables to demonstrate things such as
incorporating a vegetable garden in to the landscape and building a hydroponic garden.
||Three teams, one goal: create a nutritious
three-course meal using only wild foods found in the woods. At the end of the show, the
three teams gather at a northern resort where they prepare and enjoy their wild meal
outside. Eating Wild is Survivor meets Emerald. Who knew nature
tasted so good?
||Featuring animation from the Space
Telescope Science Institute, NASA, and The European Space Agency, the movie includes
context-driven, interactive links to a companion website at www.starcyclesmovie.com. To facilitate learning
and classroom integration, the website provides detailed study guides and essay questions
for students to answer and email back to teachers and/or parents.
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