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

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Being Human (Saturday, 9/8c, BBC America)So much crisis to contend with in the finale to the excellent third season of the original (and superior) version of the supernatural thriller. Mitchell has committed the ultimate no-no in vampire world &mdash… Read more

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Grasslands: The Roots of Power Season 1, Episode 5 Apr 10, 2011 $2.99

Grasslands feed the world. Over thousands of years, humans have learned to grow grains on the grasslands and successfully domesticate the creatures that live there. 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'.

Arctic: Life in the Deep Freeze Season 1, Episode 3 Apr 17, 2011 $2.99

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.

Deserts: Life in the Furnace Season 1, Episode 2 Apr 24, 2011 $1.99

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.

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Human Planet Trailer
02:20 — Following in the footsteps of Planet Earth and Life, this epic eight-part blockbuster is a breathtaking celebration of the amazing, complex, profound (more…)
Human Planet Season 1 (Original BBC Director's Cut)
Human 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 ma (more…)
Human Planet Season 1 (Original BBC Director's Cut)
Human 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 ma (more…)

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Discovery Sets Human Planet Airdate

Discovery has assigned an airdate to Human Planet, its next epic series in the vein of recent hits P…

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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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