The Social Struggle (1995)

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  • Featuring

    David Attenborough

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    United Kingdom USA

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    Non Fiction


A look at how plants are geared not only to survive natural disasters but can thrive on them. David Attenborough visits hurricane-torn woodlands in Britain, jungle in Borneo, and Australian bushfires. The British hurricane of 1987, while destroying many trees, also allowed sunlight to reach the ground, and other plants, including willowherbs and foxgloves, to emerge for the first time in years. They "burn out" quickly and are followed by birch trees and finally robust but slow-growing oaks.

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