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Title The gathering swarms [videorecording] / a production of John Downer Productions for Thirteen Productions, LLC and BBC in association with WNET ; producers, Philip Dalton, Matthew Gordon, Rob Pilley ; written and produced by John Downer.

Imprint [New York] : Thirteen ; [Arlington, Va.] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    591.56 GAT    Available
Edition Widescreen version.
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation ; 5.1 surround.
Language In English ; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Note Originally broadcast on PBS as part of the television series Nature, May 21, 2014.
Performer Narrated by Jay O. Sanders.
Summary A look at some of the planet's great gatherings, creatures that come together in inconceivable numbers. Included are bats and bees, locusts and ants, monarch butterflies in Mexico, seventeen-year cicada hatches, grunion in the Sea of Cortez and carp in the Mississippi River, sardine runs off the coast of South Africa, super flocks of parakeets in the Australian Outback, mayflies on the Fourth of July, and penguins and wildebeest. Some gather to breed or to migrate, some for protection, some to keep warm in the cold, but in the process, a kind of super-organism is created in which individual intelligence is superseded by a collective consciousness that shares information and moves with a single purpose for the benefit of all.
Note Summary adapted from case insert.
Subject Swarming (Zoology)
Social behavior in animals.
Animal migration.
Genre/Form Nature television programs.
Wildlife television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Nonfiction television programs.
Added Author Sanders, Jay O., 1953-
PBS Distribution (Firm)
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
John Downer Productions Ltd.
Note Title on end credits may be read as: Nature. The gathering swarms
Subtitle on DVD menu: Bats, butterflies, and more
Added Title Nature (Television program)
ISBN 9781627890175
Standard No. 841887021173
Music No. NAT63118 PBS Distribution

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