Human Planet, Hardback
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"Human Planet" is the first natural history documentary series to turn the camera on ourselves, the human species.

Taking the same approach as Planet Earth, it will explain how human beings have learnt to live on every habitat, from our origins in the Jungle to our domination of Grasslands to the Desert, Ocean, Rivers, the creation of our own environment, Urban, and the challenges of the Arctic mountains.

But this is also a story about how we have learnt to adapt to the most inhospitable landscapes and work in partnership with other animal species.

From the Bajau sea gypsies to the Korowai tribe of West Papau who live in treehouses, the honey birds in Kenya that lead the Masai people to honey, the men who fish with dolphins in Brazil and the Papuan tribesmen who mimic the courtship dances of the birds of paradise, this is the remarkable story of our relationship with nature.




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Wonderful book with amazing photography, showing how we humans have adapted and managed to survive successfully in some of the toughiest regions in the world. There is a BBC television series of the same name.