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The Resource Birds : flying and gliding, a BBC Wildvision production for the Open University ; producer, Simon Nash, (videorecording)

Birds : flying and gliding, a BBC Wildvision production for the Open University ; producer, Simon Nash, (videorecording)

Label
Birds : flying and gliding
Title
Birds
Title remainder
flying and gliding
Statement of responsibility
a BBC Wildvision production for the Open University ; producer, Simon Nash
Title variation
  • Flying and gliding
  • Birds
Title variation remainder
flying and gliding
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After an intriguing look at tree-dwelling animals that glide, this program studies teals, ducks, geese, swans, eagles, vultures, gannets, owls, and hawks to explore three major concerns of avian flight: the muscle-to-mass limits of getting airborne, the energy costs of staying aloft, and the ways in which flight performance shapes behavior. Body architecture, wing and tail dynamics, formation flying and vortex wakes, and modes of aerial locomotion—flapping, soaring, bounding, and gliding—are also considered. Animal flight specialists Ken Dial, Andy Biewener, Adrian Thomas, and Tim Guilford are featured
Member of
Cataloging source
VVC
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Academic consultants, David Robinson, Patricia Ash ; photography, Eric Huyton, Scott Tibbles ; researcher, Bridget Appleby ; executive producer, Phil Fairclough
LC call number
QL698
LC item number
.B57 2004
PerformerNote
Narrator: Chris Packham
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Packham, Chris
  • Nash, Simon
  • BBC Wildvision (Firm)
  • Open University
  • Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Runtime
31
Series statement
Wild moves : insights into animal physiology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birds
  • Birds
  • Animal flight
  • Physiology, Comparative
  • Adaptation (Biology)
  • Biomechanics
Technique
live action
Label
Birds : flying and gliding, a BBC Wildvision production for the Open University ; producer, Simon Nash, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from disc surface
  • Part of a 3-part series on animal physiology
  • THIS DISK WAS RECORDED WITH THE DVD-R FORMAT AND MAY NOT PLAY ON ALL MACHINES
  • Videodisc release of the 2001 television program
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
57517563
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (31 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
FFH 32246
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)57517563
System details
DVD-R
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Birds : flying and gliding, a BBC Wildvision production for the Open University ; producer, Simon Nash, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from disc surface
  • Part of a 3-part series on animal physiology
  • THIS DISK WAS RECORDED WITH THE DVD-R FORMAT AND MAY NOT PLAY ON ALL MACHINES
  • Videodisc release of the 2001 television program
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
57517563
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (31 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
FFH 32246
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)57517563
System details
DVD-R
Video recording format
DVD

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