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Humans are the only animals that have adapted to life in every habitat on Earth. From oceans to jungles, to pole and deserts, Human Planet explores man’s incredible ability to survive in the most extreme environments. Three years in the making, we travel to the far-flung corners of the globe to illustrate the most diverse, original and often, never-before-seen stories of human existence.
|1||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 a frozen river - the most dangerous school run on Earth!||58:45||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|2||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-whispers; in the Pacific to Brazilian fishermen collaborating with the dolphins to catch mullet, this journey into the blue revels astonishing tales of ingenuity and bravery.||58:45||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoMountains: Life In Thin Air||Explore the extraordinary ways in which people survive at extreme altitudes where nature becomes utterly unforgiving. In the Altai Mountains in Western Mongolia the locals have forged an astonishing partnership with golden eagles that hunt for them. On the precipitous cliffs of the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia we join a young boy locked in a dramatic battle with fearsome gelada monkeys, which are hell-bent on raiding his family’s meager grain harvest.||59:19||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoArctic: Life In the Deep Freeze||The Arctic is the harshest environment on Earth, little food grows, its dark for months on end 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||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoGrasslands: The Root 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, Maasi children must literally talk to the birds!||58:59||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoJungles: People of the Trees||The rainforest is home to more species of plant 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-meter-long blowpipes to hunt monkeys in near total 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 a 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||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoDeserts: Life In the Furnace||Water is the essential element of life, yet many millions of us live in parched desert 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||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoCities: Surviving the Urban Jungle||The final episode looks 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. From bed bugs sucking our blood at night to rats in our restaurants, many animals have adapted to a life with us.||58:31||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|101||Closed CaptioningVideoFeaturette: The Zansker Frozen River Adventure||This bonus feature, not broadcast on television, tells the behind the scenes story of our camera crew’s dangerous 8 day trek to get their location and contributors. A real life expedition set in the remote Zanskar frozen river valley high in the mountains of Northern India. The film, shot in HD, will reveal the risks and challenges the camera crew face before they even start to film. It’s a nail biting prequel to the “most dangerous walk to school” that will feature in the Rivers episode.||23:53||Free||View in iTunes|
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I just started watching planet earth a few weeks ago and i thought it was amazing...so when this came out i was worried that it would not be as good because its about humans more and less of animals. I was wrong, this is as good as planet earth and Life..GReat show thats all i can say..
Amazing is all to say
Best show ever!!!
after they stopped playing Beyond Survival with Les Stroud i was really disappointed. I absolutely love shows about cultures and they way people live around the world. when i saw this show i was most definitely not disappointed! what makes this show amazing is that they take one aspect of life like say, rivers and show how they are a part of peoples lives all around the globe from africa to south america. this show is beautiful and i hope it continues.