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Human Planet

Examining how human cultures have adapted to challenging environments in this documentary series.

Premiered: January 13, 2011

Rating: TV-PG

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Cities: Surviving the Urban Jungle Season 1, Episode 8 Paid

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.

Deserts: Life in the Furnace Season 1, Episode 7 Apr 24, 2011 $2.99

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.

Jungles: People of the Trees Season 1, Episode 6 Apr 17, 2011 $2.99

The rainforest is home to more species of plants and animals than any other habitat on Earth. For humans, life in the trees requires great skill and ingenuity. The Matis of Brazil carve blowpipes to hunt monkeys. In the Congo forest, Tete defies death by scaling a giant tree past an angry swarm of bees to collect honey. And in Brazil, join a unique flight searching for an un-contacted tribe.

Mountains: Life In Thin Air Season 1, Episode 5 Apr 10, 2011 Paid

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.

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  • Premiered: January 13, 2011
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Examining how human cultures have adapted to challenging environments in this documentary series. (more)

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