Lost Worlds: Vanished Lives

Lost Worlds: Vanished Lives is a four-part BBC documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough, about the discovery of fossils. In this series, David Attenborough travels the globe to visit the world's most famous fossil sites, and he attempts to show how life evolved in Earth's distant past with the help of expert palaeontologists, fossil hunters and modern animation techniques. (from wikipedia.org)


Lost Worlds: Episode 1 - Magic in the Rocks
A picture of prehistoric life emerges, as Attenborough unearths several major clues in the form of fossilized remains that were undiscovered for millennia.

Lost Worlds: Episode 2 - Putting Flesh on Bone
Using the latest evidence, scientists reconstruct a pterodactyl in the form of a model aircraft - to see if such a beast could indeed have flown.

Lost Worlds: Episode 3 - Dinosaur
Attenborough visits several museums of natural history. With the aid of dinosaur skeletons, he demonstrates how they existed in real life, and speculates about the reasons for their sudden demise.

Lost Worlds: Episode 4 - The Rare Glimpses
Four famous locations that have the most suitable conditions for fossilisation are explored. Not only are common animals preserved, but also plants and other, seldom-seen creatures.


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