Human planet : nature's greatest human stories / Dale Templar and Brian Leith, Nicolas Brown, Ciaran Flannery, Tom Hugh-Jones and Tuppence Stone ; photography by Timothy Allen.
By: Templar, Dale.
Contributor(s): Leith, Brian | Stone, Tuppence | Flannery, Ciaran | Brown, Nicolas | Hugh-Jones, Tom | Allen, Timothy | Templar, Dale | Allan, Timothy | Leith, Brian [author.] | Allen, Timothy [author.] | Leith, Brian | BBC Worldwide Ltd.Material type: BookPublisher: London : BBC Books, 2010Description: 288 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781846079566 (hbk.); 184607956X (hbk.).Uniform titles: Human planet (Television program) | Human planet (Television programme) Subject(s): Human ecology -- History | Human beings -- History | Human beings -- Effect of environment on | Human beings HistoryDDC classification: 304.2
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
"Human Planet is the first landmark series about the ultimate animal- mankind. It is an enthralling celebration of man's ingenious relationship with nature, with stories about people who live in ways we can t begin to imagine, facing extremes, challenges and opportunities that only nature can provide. It is a story about how we, as a species and uniquely among the animals, have managed to adapt to every habitat, including the most extreme and inhospitable places imaginable."
"This book is published to accompany the TV series Human Planet, first broadcast on BBC1 in 2010" --Colophon.
Grasslands -- Oceans -- Rivers -- Jungles -- Deserts -- Arctic -- Mountains -- Urban.
Companion book to the BBC series. 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 explains 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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