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Title:
Animal misfits : odd, bizarre and unlikely creatures
Author:
Thirteen Productions.
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2014]

[United States] : PBS, [2014]

©2014
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approxiamately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Alongside the fastest, strongest, smartest animals are nature's misfits, odd, bizarre and unlikely creatures that seem ill-equipped for survival. Somehow they manage to cling to life and in some cases even thrive. Revealing some surprising details about how evolution really works, demonstrating that all animals are remarkably well-adapted to their chosen way of life.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Rating: TVPG.
Subject Term:
Added Uniform Title:
Nature (Television program)
ISBN:
9781627891714
UPC:
841887023009
Format :
DVD

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Summary

Alongside the fastest, strongest, smartest animals are nature's misfits: odd, bizarre, and unlikely creatures that seem ill-equipped for survival. Somehow they manage to cling to life and in some cases even thrive. Revealing some surprising details about how evolution really works, demonstrating that all animals are remarkably well-adapted to their chosen way of life.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5 Up-This program describes how and why certain animals have evolved in such unconventional ways, including pandas, nonmeat-eating carnivores, flightless parrots, fish that walk on their fins, and even the eerie-looking stalk-eyed fly. The sloth maintains its leisurely lifestyle because the plants it eats take a long time to digest and don't provide much energy. To protect itself from swift predators, the sloth blends in with the environment, taking on a green tinge from the algae growing in its coarse fur. The visuals of the animals and exotic habitats (Ethiopia and New Zealand) are stunning. The time-lapse photography employed to examine how the arctic wooly bear caterpillar freezes through several winters only to thaw again in spring is breathtaking. Brian Unger provides smooth narration with enthusiastic but unobtrusive emphasis. The program is bookended with the message that there is nothing wrong with being different and variety is often a testament to resilience.-C.A. Fehmel, St. Louis County Library, MO (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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