1 videodisc (44 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Discovery education. Science
Discovery education. Science.
Music composed by Sarah Class and performed by BBC Concert Orchestra.
Narrator, Forest Whitaker.
Barbary macaques: life on the margins -- Sandstorms: ancient apocalypse -- Grévy's Zebra: defending territory -- The Sahara Desert: ghosts of a greener time -- Naked mole rats: queens of the underground -- Barn swallows: journey into the Sahara -- Camels: ships of the desert -- Dung beetle: heavy lifting -- Nile crocodile: king of the oasis -- Saharan silver ants: desert efficiency -- Barn swallows: feasting on flies -- Sand dunes: shifting landscape -- Resurrection plant: seeking water.
Covering one third of the African continent, the Sahara Desert can be one of the most unforgiving environments on Earth. With shifting sand dunes, heat-induced mirages, and salt water oases, a thirsty traveler could easily become disoriented. It may appear to be devoid of all life, but the world's hottest desert is home to Earth's most breathtaking moments. NOTE: Program content portrays animals in their natural environment and may be disturbing or inappropriate for some. Preview before showing.
DC024812 Discovery Education