Greenprint for life

United Kingdom, 1978

Film
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Episode number 1 of Series “Botanic man”.
Botanist and ecologist, David Bellamy, takes us deep into the Amazonian jungle to illustrate the complex ecosystems which have evolved there. The Indians, animals and plants exist in harmony, each dependent on the other in cycles of growth, decay and regrowth. Bellamy stresses the importance of this balance between man and nature and explains the adaptations plants have made in this hot, wet, dense environment to maximise photosynthesis, the by-product of which is the all important oxygen on which our world relies.

Credits

production company

Thames Television

producer/director

Randal Beattie

Duration

00:27:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1978

Appears in

Botanic man

Group of items

Botanic man

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

325305

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Indians of South America

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Biotic communities

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Deforestation - Himalaya Mountains Region

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Photosynthesis

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Rain forests - Amazon River Region

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Reforestation

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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