The Resource The private life of plants

The private life of plants

Label
The private life of plants
Title
The private life of plants
Contributor
Presenter
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
David Attenborough reveals the incredible secrets of the plant world. Crawling, flying, exploding, thieving, fighting, killing, plants as you have never seen them before! Filmed around the globe, The private life of plants was three years in the making. Of all living things, plants are the most successful. They have colonised every part of the globe, they can live longer, grow bigger, even come back from the dead. The private life of plants uses the very latest techniques in computer animation, high-speed and time-lapse photography to reveal the many and ingenious ways that plants solve the problems of survival. Plants lead thrilling lives, but on a very different timescale from our own. As David comments: "We tend to look at the world from entirely our point of view, and we tend to think that flowers are somehow or other there to delight us. You don't even see what is happening below the surface and it isn't until you see the film that you realise what actually took place. Suddenly you see this extraordinary drama, the most intriguing, beautiful and sometimes frightening behaviour. 'There's a great pleasure in feeling that you've completed something that you've plotted 3 years ago. Sometimes the scale of it, or the beauty of it or the grace of it is what astonishes you, like the Giant Sequoya, the most massive living thing on Earth. One of the plants that I wanted to see more than anything else was an extraordinarily rare plant called a morpho phallus tytanum which produces a bloom 9 feet high and four feet across. It only flowers once in a 1000 days and when the flower develops, it only lasts for 3 days, so very few people have seen it, and finding it was a great thrill. 'Plants are the oldest living organisms on earth. Without these organisms, neither you nor I would exist. There would be no food, no animals, no life on earth.' For David Attenborough, the making of The private life of plants was a personal voyage of discovery into an unknown world
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Characteristic
representational
Date time place
Originally produced by BBCActive in 1995
Label
The private life of plants
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1090344
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 streaming video file, approximately 300 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1090344
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30718351
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
kanopy90345
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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