Written and presented by Sir David Attenborough, The First Eden is a glorious portrait of the landscape, wildlife and plants of the Mediterranean. The four-part series is an excursion to the Mediterranean detailing the long history of mankind's relationship with this incredible environment. From the earliest human settlements to the cities of today, from the deserts of North Africa to the forests of southern Europe, this series tells the dramatic story of man and nature at work. Sir David examines Mediterranean man's changing attitude toward the environment and the efforts undertaken to reverse environmental damage. He also investigates the effect of centuries of war and the transformation of the land due to human migration and the growth of trade in medieval times.
Learn about the exotic flora and varied wildlife, as a very eager guide reveals, amongst other things, the bones of pygmy elephants in Malta, live toads in Majorca, and a million or so moths in Rhodes. Witness hunting scenes such as snakes preying on lizards and crabs reaching out for moths in this breath-taking visual feast. See this popular landscape in an entirely new light in this DVD and be beguiled afresh by a grand master of natural history film making.