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Following in the footsteps of Planet Earth and Life, this epic eight-part blockbuster is a breathtaking celebration of the amazing, complex, profound and sometimes challenging relationship between humankind and nature. Humans are the ultimate animals - the most successful species on the planet. From the frozen Arctic to steamy rainforests, from tiny islands in vast oceans to parched deserts, people have found remarkable ways to adapt and survive in the harshest environments imaginable. We've done this by harnessing our immense courage and ingenuity; learning to live with and utilise the other creatures that share these wild places. Human Planet weaves together eighty inspiring stories, many never told before on television, set to a globally-influenced soundtrack by award-winning composer Nitin Sawhney. Each episode focuses on a particular habitat and reveals how its people have created astonishing solutions in the face of extreme adversity.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoArctic: Life In the Deep Freeze||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 manage to survive here. Human Planet tells remarkable stories of extraordinary people who make their homes in nature's deep freeze.||59:03||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoGrasslands: The Roots of Power||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 with great success. Although even today, life in the 'Garden of Eden' isn't always rosy. We walk with the Dorobo people of Kenya as they bravely attempt to scare off a pride of hungry lions from their freshly caught kill. We gallop across the Steppe with extraordinary Mongolian horsemen who were 'born in the saddle'. And in a perfect partnership with nature, built up over generations, Maasai children must literally talk to the birds!||58:59||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoDeserts: Life In the Furnace||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. From the Tubu women and children who navigate the endless dunes of the Sahara to the men rushing into Antogo Lake to catch the fish trapped as it evaporates, we discover how the eternal quest for water brings huge challenges - and ingenious solutions - in the driest places on Earth.||59:06||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoMountains: Life In Thin Air||Explore the extraordinary ways in which people survive at extreme altitudes where nature becomes utterly forgiving. In the Altai Mountains in Western Mongolia the locals have forged an astonishing partnership with golden eagles which hunt for them. On the precipitous cliffs of the Simien Mountains of Ethopia we join a young boy locked in a dramatic battle with fearsome gelada monkeys which are hell-bent on raiding his family's meagre grain harvest.||59:19||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoOceans: Into the Blue||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 'shark-whisperer' in the Pacific to Brazilian fisherman collaborating with dolphins to catch mullet, this journey into the blue reveals astonishing tales of ingenuity and bravery.||58:45||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoJungles: People of the Trees||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 skill, ingenuity and sheer bravery. The Matis of Brazil carve 4-metre-long blow pipes to hunt monkeys - in near silence. Deep in the Congo forests, Tete defies death by scaling a giant tree using nothing more than a liana vine, and he must then negotiate an angry swarm of bees - all to collect honey for his family. Most memorable of all, in Brazil we join a unique monitoring flight in search of an un-contacted tribe.||59:21||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoRivers: Friend and Foe||Rivers provide the essentials of life: fresh food and water. They enable us to live in just about every environment on Earth. But as we discover in this episode, rivers are also capricious and treacherous. Rivers can flood, freeze or disappear altogether. Join Sam Niang, a Laotian fisherman who must walk a high wire strung above the raging Mekong River rapids on an extraordinary commute to work. Meet the father who must take his two children on a 6 day trek down s frozen river - the most dangerous school run on Earth!||58:45||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoCities: Surviving the Urban Jungle||The final episode looks at the one environment that's been by us for us - the city. Over half 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. From bed bugs sucking our blood at night to rats in our restaurants, many animals have adapted to a life with us.||58:31||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|101||Closed CaptioningVideoExtra: The Zanskar Frozen River Adventure||This bonus feature - not to be broadcast on TV - tells the behind the scenes story of our camera crew's dangerous 8 day trek to get to their location and contributors. A real life expedition set in the remote Zanskar frozen river valley high in the mountains of Northern India. This film, will reveal the risks and challenges the camera crew face before they even start to film! It's the nail biting prequel to the "most dangerous walk to school" that will feature in our Rivers programme.||23:53||Season Only||View in iTunes|
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