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Amazon [electronic resource]: Land of the Flooded Forest

National Geographic Television & Film
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
When seasonal rains sweep across South America, the Amazon River and its tributaries overflow their banks to create an ecosystem unlike any other-a place where, for six months out of each year, land-dwellers and water-dwellers mingle. This program joins an expert Amazon biologist in a journey into the flooded forests of the Amazon Basin to film dolphins navigating through treetops, a male "water monkey" releasing a cloud of babies from the nest in its mouth, and the usually lethargic three-toed sloth swimming agilely among branches. The video also explores the depletion of the region's natural resources, both by indigenous inhabitants struggling to survive and by outsiders eager to clear land for mass crop production.
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57 min.
6 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Dec. 15, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Land of the flooded forest
  • The Amazon - A Powerful Ecosystem (3:01)
  • The Birth of the Amazon River (1:58)
  • Michael Goulding, the Naturalist (1:54)
  • Caboclos, Brothers to the Amazon (1:56)
  • The Eerie-Magical Amazon (2:07)
  • Underwater Diversity (1:15)
  • River Dolphins & Stingrays (1:16)
  • The Water Monkey (1:33)
  • Canopy Dwellers - White-Balled Uakari (1:32)
  • Howler Monkeys (0:34)
  • Three-Toed Sloth (1:11)
  • Birds of the Amazon (2:14)
  • Predators of the Amazon (1:01)
  • Birth of a Water Monkey (1:31)
  • Water Travel (1:55)
  • Flooded Homes of the Amazon (1:06)
  • Interdependency of Trees and Fish (1:59)
  • Fishing the Amazon (2:52)
  • Life on the Amazon (2:29)
  • Night in the Amazon (1:52)
  • Fish Markets in the Amazon (2:56)
  • The Amazon Retreats (1:49)
  • Giant River Turtles (2:17)
  • Pirarucu: Prized Fish (1:55)
  • Manioc: Amazon Staple (1:26)
  • Inhabitants of the Dry Amazon (2:59)
  • Surviving the Dry Season in the Amazon (2:51)
  • Saving the Amazon (2:55)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2002.
Publisher no.
40736 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (57 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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