The Planet Earth is a BBC nature documentary series narrated by David Attenborough, looking at a global overview of different habitats on Earth. The series consists of eleven episodes which cover various different types of wildlife habitats on our planet such as mountains, caves, deserts, and the polar regions. The first episode "From Pole to Pole" gives a general overview of the series by briefly touching what to be dealt with from each individual episode, and it reveals the effect of gradual climatic change, i.e. global warming. The remainder explore the habits on Earth one by one: mountains, rivers, caves, deserts, polar regions, plains, jungles, shallow seas, seasonal forests and seas far from land.
Episode 01 - From Pole to Pole
This episode gives a general overview of the series by briefly touching what to be dealt with from each individual episode, and it reveals the effect of gradual climatic change, i.e. global warming.
Episode 02 - Mountains
This episode focuses on the mountains, including Ethiopia's Erta Ale, the Alps, the Rockies and the Himalayas.
Episode 03 - Fresh Water
This episode describes the course taken by rivers and some of the species that take advantage of such a habitat.
Episode 04 - Caves
This episode explores caves, where are the least explored places on Earth, and looks at the creatures living in them.
Episode 05 - Deserts
This episode explores the deserts such as Mongolia's Gobi Desert, Africa's Sahara and the Atacama in Chile, and looks at those animals who have adapted to the harsh environment.
Episode 06 - Ice Worlds
This episode looks at the polar regions (the Arctic and the Antarctic) where have the greatest seasonal extremes and life is heavily influenced by the advance and retreat of the ice.
Episode 07 - Great Plains
This episode deals with savanna, steppe, tundra, prairie, and looks at the importance and resilience of grasses in such treeless ecosystems.
Episode 08 - Jungles
This episode examines jungles and tropical rainforests. These environments occupy only 3% of the land yet are home to over half of the world's species.
Episode 09 - Shallow Seas
This episode is devoted to the shallow seas that fringe the world's continents. Although they constitute 8% of the oceans, they contain most marine life.
Episode 10 - Seasonal Forests
This episode surveys the coniferous and deciduous seasonal woodland habitats - the most extensive forests on Earth.
Episode 11 - Ocean Deep
This episode explores the depths of the oceans, discovers some strange fishes that have rarely been seen, and looks at food chain in those habitats.
|Planet Earth - wikipedia
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