Human Planet

February 2018
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Season 1 Episode 8 - Cities: Surviving The Urban Jungle

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A look at the one environment that's been made by us for us - the city. Over half of the world's population now lives in the urban jungle. The city is built to keep untamed nature out - but nature can't be pushed away, and many animals have adapted to a life with us. In Dubai, the ancient art of falconry has offered a solution to a 21st-century problem, while in Colorado's Estes Park, the police deal with an invasion of giant elk. Raiding monkeys cause trouble for an Indian fruit seller in Jaip...
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Season 1 Episode 7 - Rivers: Friend And Foe

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Rivers provide the essentials of life - fresh food and water. They often provide natural highways and enable us to live in just about every environment on Earth. But rivers can also flood, freeze or disappear altogether. In Laos, a man risks his life by crossing the Mekong during a flood, hoping to reach an island where he can fish for food, while two children and their father trek for nearly six days on a frozen river in the Himalayas. Elephants in Kenya help Samburu tribesmen find water, and ...
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Season 1 Episode 5 - Mountains: Life In Thin Air

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From lush cloud forests to bare summits that take your breath away, the higher you climb the tougher life gets on a mountain. This episode explores the extraordinary ways in which people survive at extreme altitudes, beginning on the Altai Mountains in western Mongolia, where the locals have forged an unusual hunting partnership with golden eagles. On the cliffs of the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia, a boy fights off gelada monkeys intent on stealing his family's grain, while in the Himalayan cou...
January 2018
48:40

Season 1 Episode 6 - Grasslands: The Root Of Power

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Grasslands feed the world. Over thousands of years, we humans have learned to grow grains on the grasslands and domesticate the creatures that live there. Our success has propelled our population to seven billion people. But this episode reveals that, even today, life in the 'Garden of Eden' is not always rosy. In Kenya, traditional Dorobo hunters employ a high-risk strategy to benefit from the wildebeest migration. Plus, Namibia's Jo'hansi Bushmen, who wait in hiding for five days to capture a...
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Season 1 Episode 3 - Arctic: Life In The Deep Freeze

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In the vast icy wastes of the Arctic very little grows. It's dark for months in the winter and the freezing temperatures make it particularly inhospitable. Yet four million people live there thanks to ingenious survival techniques passed down through generations. In Greenland, where food is hard to come by and dogs are a crucial means of transport, Amos and his son Karl-Frederik embark on a remarkable journey across the frozen sea. They then fish for the giant Greenland shark by drilling a hole...
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Season 1 Episode 2 - Deserts: Life In The Furnace

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We can survive for weeks without food, but only days without water: it is the essential element of life. Yet many millions live in parched deserts around the world. In this episode, we discover how the eternal quest for water brings huge challenges - and ingenious solutions - in the driest places on Earth. In Mali, a man battles through a sandstorm to get his cows to a remote lake, but discovers desert elephants have arrived first. Tubu women and children navigate the dunes of the Sahara in sea...
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Season 1 Episode 1 - Oceans: Into The Blue

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A landmark series that marvels at mankind's incredible relationship with nature in the world today. As an air-breathing animal, humans are not built to survive in water. But people have found ways to live an almost aquatic life so they can exploit the sea's riches. From a 'shark-whisperer' in the Pacific to Brazilian fishermen collaborating with dolphins to catch mullet, this journey into the blue reveals astonishing tales of ingenuity and bravery.
March 2015
48:17

Season 1 Episode 8

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Human Planet is an awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping, heart-stopping series that marvels at mankind's incredible relationship with nature. The city is built to keep untamed nature out, but nature cannot be pushed away.
February 2015
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Season 1 Episode 7

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Human Planet is an awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping, heart-stopping series that marvels at mankind's incredible relationship with nature. Meets people for whom rivers can be both a risk to life and a lifeline.
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Season 1 Episode 5

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This program is an awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping, heart-stopping series that marvels at mankind's incredible relationship with nature. This episode explores the extraordinary ways in which people survive at extreme altitudes.
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