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Oceans: Into the Blue

Oceans: Into the Blue

As an air-breathing animal we are 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.

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Deserts: Life in the Furnace

Deserts: Life in the Furnace

Baked, barren, deadly human life in the desert is ruled by the relentless quest for the most vital resource of all: water.

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Arctic: Life in the Deep Freeze

Arctic: 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.

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Jungles: People of the Trees

Jungles: People of the Trees

This eye-popping episode reveals the remarkable ways in which people carve a living in the wildest places on the planet

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Mountains: Life in Thin Air

Mountains: Life in Thin Air

From lush cloud forests to bare summits that take your breath away, the higher you climb the tougher life gets on a mountain.

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Grasslands: The Roots of Power

Grasslands: The Roots of Power

Over thousands of years humans have hunted, gathered, then dominated and domesticated the creatures in the grasslands as well as the grass itself.

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Rivers: Friend and Foe

Rivers: Friend and Foe

Rivers provide the essentials of life: fresh food and water.

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Cities: Surviving the Urban Jungle

Cities: Surviving the Urban Jungle

This the final episode of Human Planet looks at the environment which has been made by humans for humans.

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