Human Planet

2011, TV Show

Full Episodes(8)

Latest Episode: Cities: Surviving the Urban Jungle

Apr 24, 2011 Season 1 Episode 8 watch on (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 [HD]

Apr 24, 2011 Season 1 Episode 7

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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Jungles: People of the Trees [HD]

Apr 17, 2011 Season 1 Episode 6

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.
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Rivers: Friend and Foe

Apr 10, 2011 Season 1 Episode 5

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!
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Human Planet: Arctic: Life in the Deep Freeze

Apr 09, 2012 Season 1 Episode 4

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.
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Grasslands: The Root of Power

Apr 17, 2011 Season 1 Episode 3

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!
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Cities: Surviving the Urban Jungle

Apr 24, 2011 Season 1 Episode 2

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.
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Rivers: Friend and Foe [HD]

Apr 10, 2011 Season 1 Episode 1

Rivers provide the essentials of life: fresh food and water. They enable us to live in almost every environment. But rivers are also capricious and can flood, freeze or disappear altogether. Join a Laotian fisherman who must walk a high wire strung above the raging Mekong River for an extraordinary commute to work. Meet the father who must take his two children on a 6-day trek down a frozen river.
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Human Planet Clips & Interviews collapse view

Eagle Hunting Fox
The Making of Grasslands
The Making of Jungles
Search For Whales
Gelada Baboon Attack
Suri Cattlemen Fight
Human Planet Season 1 (Original BBC Director's Cut) [HD]
Human Planet Season 1 (Original BBC Director's Cut)
The Making of Grasslands
Gelada Baboon Attack
The Making of Mountains
Not Your Everyday Commute
The Making of Arctic
Search For Whales
Elephant Face-Off

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