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Life in Cold Blood

Life in Cold Blood is a BBC nature documentary series presented by David Attenborough, about a study of the evolution and habits of amphibians and reptiles. The series consists of five 50-minute episodes, each one followed by Under the Skin, a 10-minute section that features interviews with scientists and some of the techniques used to film the series. The first episode "The Cold Blooded Truth" discusses the keys to success of reptiles and amphibians. The second episode "Land Invaders" explores the world of amphibians, of which there are some 6,000 known species. The third episode "Dragons of the Dry" takes a look at the immense diversity, social skills and displays of the lizards. The fourth episode "Sophisticated Serpents" explores how the snakes have managed to become successful despite their elongated body shape. And the fifth and final episode "Armoured Giants" covers the most ancient of the reptiles - the crocodiles and turtles. Throughout the episodes, Life in Cold Blood reveals the surprising truth about the cold-blooded lives of reptiles and amphibians; reptiles and amphibians are lethally fast, spectacularly beautiful, surprisingly affectionate and very sophisticated.

Episode 1 - The Cold Blooded Truth
This episode discusses the keys to success of reptiles and amphibians, looking at thermoregulation, parental care and the time-scales on which reptiles operate.

Episode 2 - Land Invaders
This episode explores the world of amphibians, of which there are some 6,000 known species.

Episode 3 - Dragons of the Dry
This episode takes a look at the immense diversity, social skills and displays of the lizards.

Episode 4 - Sophisticated Serpents
This episode focuses on the most modern reptiles, the snakes, exploring how they have managed to become successful despite their elongated body shape.

Episode 5 - Armored Giants
This episode covers the most ancient of the reptiles: the crocodiles and turtles.


Related Links
Life in Cold Blood - wikipedia
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