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A Guided Tour of our Spectacular Planet with Joyce Grenfell , Kenneth Allsop David Attenborough and Tony Soper
As our four guides cross the globe from Alaska to Australia they find fascinating places with weird and wonderful wildlife including the 'Lost World' of the Amazon jungle with the world's highest waterfall, the fabulous 'firebirds' of the Caribbean, the new volcanic island of Surtsey, the huge seabird cities of Scotland, spring flowers in the Alps, giant plants on Mount Kenya, the mysterious bongo, the Empty Quarter of the Arabian desert, the jungles and swamps of Borneo with the rare proboscis monkey, and in Australia thousands of budgerigars and the world's biggest fish on the Great Barrier Reef.
How would all this strike a visitor from outer space? Astronaut Captain James Lovell of Apollo 8 and 13 gives his view.
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