Life in Cold Blood 2008
'Life in Cold Blood' focuses on the amphibians and reptiles that have inhabited the Earth for millions of years.
Reptiles and amphibians ruled the world for nearly 200 million years and today there are still over 12,500 of them. Some are huge, the deadliest creatures on earth. Some are tiny, among the strangest to be found anywhere. Together, they not only outnumber mammals or birds but in their colourful variety and extraordinary behaviour, they far surpass them. So where did these ancient creatures come from? How have they transformed themselves into the bizarre and beautiful forms that are alive today? And what's the secret of their epic success? In 'Life in Cold Blood', David Attenborough traces the story of their evolution and overturns the myth that these creatures are just primitive killers, to reveal them for what they truly are.

2 x DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 02:53:05 + 01:55:55 | 7.58 Gb + 7.72 Gb
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Genre: Documentary


1. The Cold Blooded Truth
The first episode discusses the keys to success of reptiles and amphibians, looking at thermoregulation, parental care and the time-scales on which reptiles operate.

2. Land Invaders
The second programme explores the world of amphibians, of which there are some 6,000 known species.

3. Dragons of the Dry
The third instalment takes a look at the immense diversity, social skills and displays of the lizards.

4. Sophisticated Serpents
The fourth episode focuses on the most modern reptiles, the snakes, exploring how they have managed to become successful despite their elongated body shape.

5. Armoured Giants
The final programme covers the most ancient of the reptiles: the crocodiles and turtles.

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