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Alastair Fothergill

Author of Planet Earth [2006 TV series]

53 Works 2,146 Members 24 Reviews

About the Author

Series

Works by Alastair Fothergill

Planet Earth [2006 TV series] (2006) — Director — 646 copies
The Blue Planet (2001) 251 copies
The Blue Planet: Seas of Life [2001 TV miniseries] (2001) — Director — 146 copies
Frozen Planet (2011) 139 copies
Earth [2007 film] (2007) — Director — 90 copies
Our Planet (2019) 53 copies
Bears [2014 film] (2014) — Director — 35 copies
African Cats [2011 film] (2011) — Director — 31 copies
Chimpanzee [2012 film] (2012) — Director — 27 copies
Monkey Kingdom [2015 film] (2015) — Director — 22 copies
The Hunt (2015) 12 copies
Deep Blue [2003 film] (2003) — Director — 5 copies
Penguins [2019 film] (2019) — Director — 3 copies
Planet Earth: S01, E08 Jungles [2006 TV episode] (2006) — Director — 2 copies
Un jour sur Terre (2007) 2 copies
Planet Earth 1 copy
Polar Bear [2022 film] (2022) — Director — 1 copy
Dolphin Reef [2018 film] (2018) — Director — 1 copy
Unsere Erde 1 copy
Planet Earth: S01, E05 Deserts [2006 TV episode] (2006) — Director — 1 copy
Planet Earth: S01, E04 Caves [2006 TV episode] (2006) — Director — 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Fothergill, Alastair
Legal name
Fothergill, Alastair David William
Birthdate
1960-04-10
Gender
male
Nationality
UK
Birthplace
London, England, UK
Education
University of Durham
Organizations
BBC

Members

Reviews

This is another good example of the popular science books produced as an adjunct to television series during the 1980s and 1990s by leading media companies, characterised by authoritative text, outstanding visuals (often pioneering for their time). This one portrays the Antarctic region in all its starkness and terrible beauty, with stunning photographs of regions and places hardly visited by people. Especially impactful and moving are the descriptions of the struggles of various species to survive and bring up their young, of which surely the stories of the emperor penguin and the wandering albatross are surely the most poignant. A great achievement by the author and the production teams.… (more)
 
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Dilip-Kumar | Feb 7, 2023 |
An outstanding production, portraying the extreme environment of the polar regions and their animal denizens. As much as the descriptions of the habitats and the living organisms, it is also an account of the four-year odyssey of the BBC filming crew that braved such extreme conditions, risking their health and their lives amidst raging blizzards and crackin snow fields. By getting down in the ground with the local species, such as the penguins and the seals and whales, they have given us almost a physical experiences of the conditions. For most of us, who will never have the occasion to actually visit such places, this is truly a gut-wrenching alternative.… (more)
 
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Dilip-Kumar | 4 other reviews | Dec 30, 2022 |
A tie in book to the BBC series of the same name. This is a collection of the best still images and some from the high definition film of all the locations and animals that they showed on the programme.

The images are exquisite. There is a little explanation for each and this is kept very small, giving more room for the pictures.
 
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PDCRead | Apr 6, 2020 |
An excellent book to complement the TV series. Utterly exquisite photography, but not much text.
 
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PDCRead | 4 other reviews | Apr 6, 2020 |

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Associated Authors

David Attenborough Narrator, Foreword
Mark Linfield Author, Director
Huw Cordey Author
Keith Scholey Director
Owen Newman Writer, Cinematographer
Adam Chapman Screenwriter
John Truby Writer
Jeff Wilson Director
David Fowler Screenwriter
George Fenton Composer

Statistics

Works
53
Members
2,146
Popularity
#11,990
Rating
½ 4.4
Reviews
24
ISBNs
87
Languages
6

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