The Himalayas

The Himalayas

Streaming Video - 2011
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The Himalayas are defined by superlatives. They defy both description and comprehension while at the same time teaching us about the awesome power and grandeur of nature. Born during the ice ages, they form the highest mountain range in the world, and reach across Asia for two thousand miles. The mountains themselves are considered sacred, and the rivers that spring from them are worshipped as holy. Their great beauty may appear cold and forbidding, but the Himalayas are actually rich with a surprising array of plants and animals. Snow leopards, wolves, bears, remarkable monkeys, and foxes unlike any others, spiders, snakes, giant bees, and high-flying birds live here, as well as enormous goat-like creatures that may have been the source of the original golden fleece for which Jason and the Argonauts searched. These are mountains that will take your breath away!
Publisher: [United States] : PBS : Made available through hoopla, 2011
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 60 min.)) : sd., col
Alternative Title: Nature (Television program)

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bran_simi
Mar 05, 2015

Amazing documentary .

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ckr1
Nov 29, 2014

VERY Beautiful documentary. Amazing animals and very informative and interesting. Loved it. 5 STARS....

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aepearson21
Nov 28, 2014

The mountains are beautiful. It's very interesting to hear of animals that you hardly hear about. it was good😊

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becker
Aug 22, 2011

A brief but enjoyable look at the wildlife found in the Himalayas.

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Nords
Aug 18, 2011

Not a very good documentary. This is an episode of the PBS show "Nature" but with only an hour how can you do a wide subject like "The Himalayas" justice? The answer is that you can't. So because it has to jump around so much you never really learn much about the geography, geology, ecology, people, etc. The other negative is that because this show was co-produced by the BBC it uses a bunch of footage from the Planet Earth series. Which, while the footage is cool, if you've seen Planet Earth already it is pretty repetitive (the snow leopard and geese scenes for example). Don't get me wrong, it is entertaining, just not very educational.

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Keogh
May 06, 2011

Highly recommended. An examination of the wildlife, people, and region of the highest mountains on Earth.

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