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Nature's Wonderland

DVD - 2016
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It's home to over a billion people. Yet you can see animals that exist nowhere else on Earth, where the natural world has been woven into people's lives and where wilderness still holds strong. From the Valley of the Flowers in West Himalaya and turtles hatching on the beaches of the east coast to the lions of the Gir forest, it reveals a land packed full of unrivalled wildlife experiences.
Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] :, PBS,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781627898317
162789831X
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 16, 2018

India is a land of diverse cultures. Each state has their own identity allowing for a national melting pot of cultures. With India’s surging population, our view of India might be one where the country is essentially a mass urban sprawl. This is quite the opposite, however, as evidence by the PBS and BBC collaboration documentary: India – Nature’s Wonderland. This documentary follows three natural enthusiasts in India where they each tackle an individual biome: one following animal conservation in desert-like conditions, another traversing through tropical rainforests, and finally one who treks the Himalayas. From the Elephant Mountains in Kerala to the tea plantations in Assam, India’s beauty is truly exposed. This is in the first episode. The second episode offers a perspective on wildlife and nature in India. Specifically, it touches on topics dealing with conservation efforts. While the government cannot afford to fund all the parks across the country, local villagers aid in the effort by performing rituals for tourists to protect the parks. These rituals are now a part of Indian culture and show how wildlife is perceived in India. India – Nature’s Wonderland is a very pleasant documentary to watch leisurely that tells tales of cultures across India.
@LordoftheBooks of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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evro66
Mar 06, 2017

It's worth watching at least because of the "ugly frog" and hornbill. You can't find it on youtube - the actual sound of hornbill's heavy wings.

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Keogh
Mar 02, 2017

Three presenters take turns in this BBC documentary examining aspects of India, from geography to biology to culture, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between people and animals. Enlightening and engaging, and beautifully filmed. This could easily be expanded to twice its length.

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