BOTANIC MAN, EPISODE 6: LATITUDE ZERO (TV)

Summary

Part six of this 10-part series of documentaries concerning the role man plays in the society of nature and the process of evolution. In this part, host David Bellamy, a biologist, visits the equatorial region in Ecuador to examine its environmental diversity and the adaptability of local plants and animals. Highlights of this part include footage and discussion of the following: tropical forest plants; the hummingbird and pollination; bamboo; plant diversity on a local mountainside; a cloud forest higher up along the mountainside; the quinine plant; an Andean market; fertile farmland and crop diversity; and plant life at 4,000 meters and 5,000 meters above sea level.

Details

  • NETWORK: Thames (United Kingdom)
  • DATE: 1978
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:28:00
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T82:0585
  • GENRE: Public affairs/Documentaries
  • SUBJECT HEADING: International Collection - United Kingdom
  • SERIES RUN: Thames (United Kingdom) - TV series, 1978
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CREDITS

    • Terence Dixon … Executive Producer
    • Randal Beattie … Producer, Series Producer, Director
    • Michael Feldman … Associate Producer
    • David Bellamy … Writer, Host