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.
Baked, barren, deadly human life in the desert is ruled by the relentless quest for the most vital resource of all: water.
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.
This eye-popping episode reveals the remarkable ways in which people carve a living in the wildest places on the planet
From lush cloud forests to bare summits that take your breath away, the higher you climb the tougher life gets on a mountain.
Over thousands of years humans have hunted, gathered, then dominated and domesticated the creatures in the grasslands as well as the grass itself.
Rivers provide the essentials of life: fresh food and water.
This the final episode of Human Planet looks at the environment which has been made by humans for humans.
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