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Decade of Destruction: Mechanics of the Forest

Synopsis
A tenth of the world’s species live in Amazonia, feeding off each other, pollinating each other, dependent in a web of life. A botanist and a zoologist explain and show the delicate balance between plant and animal life in the tropical rain forests of the Amazon. To survive a forest must be of a certain minimum size. If the present rate of tree felling continues, it will have a major effect on the balance of nature. Shows the experimental forest patches (islands) of different size in a developing expanse of farmland.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 30 min.
Year of production
1986
Availability
Sale
Notes
Available also for sale from Central Independent Television on a tape with other programmes in the DECADE OF DESTRUCTION series.
Uses
Courses on tropical biology; courses on ecology dealing with island biogeography*
Subjects
Environmental science; Geography
Keywords
Amazon river; ecosystems; rain forests; South America; tropical rain forest ecosystems

Credits

Director
Adrian Cowell
Producer
Roger James

Production Company

Name

Central Independent Television

Notes
use Carlton UK Television

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.

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