The Sensitive Skin of the Earth: Microscopic Plant Life and the Health of Our Planet (Enhanced DVD)
The Namib Desert appears to be vast wasteland that is barren and lifeless. However, along the desert floor, black and multicolored patches of plants can be found if you look close enough. Areas of Asia and North America paint a similar picture, and the Arctic and Antarctic has such plant life. How can these delicate and minute organisms survive a thrive in extremely in these harsh, dry, hot, and cold regions? What would local and global ecosystems look like without them? While they are not the most attention grabbing members of the plant community, the tiny plants play the mot important role when ti comes to providing clean breathable air and keeping the vital life cycles of the planet flowing,
This program gives you an inside and up close look into the life cycles of lichens, mosses, green algae and more and makes it easier than ever to see the role they play in the life sustaining planet we call home. You will also be able to learn about the natural defense mechanisms and the built in processes and features that keep these plants thriving and surviving, all around the world.
The Sensitive Skin of the Earth: Microscopic Plant Life and the Health of Our Planet