Human Planet

  • Premiered: Jan 2011
  • Episodes: 8
  • Followers: 137
  • Ended
  • BBC One
  • Thursday at 20
  • Documentary


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Season 1
Oceans - Into the Blue
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Jan 13, 2011
As an air-breathing animal, the human is 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 .. show full overview
Deserts - Life in the Furnace
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Jan 20, 2011
We can survive for weeks without food, but only days without water: it is the essential element of life. Yet many millions of us live in parched deserts around the world. In the second .. show full overview
Arctic - Life in the Deep Freeze
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Jan 27, 2011
The Arctic is the harshest environment on Earth: little food grows, it's dark for months on end, and temperatures stay well below freezing for much of the year. Yet four million people .. show full overview
Jungles - People of the Trees
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Feb 03, 2011
The rainforest is home to more species of plants and animals than any other habitat on the planet. But for humans, life there is not as easy as it looks. Life in the trees requires great .. show full overview
Mountains - Life in Thin Air
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Feb 10, 2011
From lush cloud forests to bare summits that take your breath away, the higher you climb the tougher life gets on a mountain. Human Planet explores the extraordinary ways in which people .. show full overview
Grasslands - The Roots of Power
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Feb 17, 2011
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 .. show full overview
Rivers - Friend and Foe
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Feb 24, 2011
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 .. show full overview
1x8 Show finale
Cities - Surviving the Urban Jungle
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Mar 03, 2011
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 - .. show full overview

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