Human Planet

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  • TV-PG
  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 9.0  (27,589)

Human Planet is a groundbreaking television series that explores the intimate and complex relationship between human beings and the natural world. Premiering in 2011, the show features eight episodes, each of which focuses on a different region of the world and the unique ways in which people there have adapted to live in harmony with their surroundings. The show is hosted and narrated by acclaimed British actor John Hurt, with nature photographer Roger Munns providing stunning visuals throughout.

The series starts with an episode entitled "Oceans," which takes viewers to coastal communities around the world. The episode showcases the incredible diversity of marine life and the ways in which people have learned to harness the power of the ocean over centuries. The next episode, "Deserts," focuses on people living in some of the harshest environments on the planet, from the sands of the Sahara to the rocky deserts of the American Southwest.

"Arctic" takes viewers to the far north, where indigenous peoples have adapted to survive in conditions that would be unbearable for many. The episode showcases amazing feats of survival in the face of extreme cold and high winds. "Jungles" focuses on the lush and diverse ecosystems found in tropical forests around the world, from the Amazon to Southeast Asia.

The fifth episode, "Mountains," explores the lives of people who live and work at high altitudes, including nomads who move their herds across rugged landscapes and climbers who scale the highest peaks on Earth. "Grasslands" takes viewers to the vast open plains that are home to herds of wild animals and the pastoral communities that depend on them for survival.

"Rivers" showcases the many ways in which human beings have learned to harness the power of water, from irrigation systems that have transformed deserts into oases to the monumental dams that generate electricity for millions of people. The final episode, "Cities," takes viewers to the bustling metropolises that are home to a majority of the world's population. The episode explores the ways in which cities have been built and shaped by the people who live in them, from the towering skyscrapers of New York to the bustling street markets of Mumbai.

Human Planet is an awe-inspiring series that showcases the beauty and complexity of the natural world while celebrating the resilience and ingenuity of human beings. Throughout the eight episodes, viewers are taken on a journey of discovery, gaining new insights into the ways in which people from around the world have learned to live in harmony with nature. With stunning visuals, powerful storytelling, and an incredible attention to detail, Human Planet is a must-watch for anyone interested in the world we live in.

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Seasons
Cities: Surviving the Urban Jungle
8. Cities: Surviving the Urban Jungle
April 24, 2011
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.
Rivers: Friend and Foe
7. Rivers: Friend and Foe
April 24, 2011
This episode focuses on the different problems people face who live by rivers.
Deserts: Life In The Furnace
6. Deserts: Life In The Furnace
April 24, 2011
The series demonstrates how humans can survive for weeks without food and use nature to find water in the desert.
Grasslands : Roots of Power
5. Grasslands : Roots of Power
April 17, 2011
The series looks at how humans have managed to develope sophisticated ways of harnessing nature in order to survive in the world's graslands areas.
Jungles - People of the Trees
4. Jungles - People of the Trees
April 17, 2011
The series takes a look at the jungle where nature is most complex and mysterious.
Arctic: Life In The Deep Freeze
3. Arctic: Life In The Deep Freeze
April 17, 2011
The series takes a look at the icy wastes of the Arctic where very little grows.
Mountains
2. Mountains
April 10, 2011
Living in the mountains presents a number of unique problems that humans have solved.
Rivers and Oceans
1. Rivers and Oceans
April 10, 2011
Humans have enjoyed eating marine life for centuries, whether it's a sperm whale harpooned by Pacific Islanders or a fish snatched from a raging river in Cambodia.
Description
  • Premiere Date
    April 10, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    9.0  (27,589)