Earth's Natural Wonders

Earth's Natural Wonders

Living on the Edge

DVD - 2015
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Explores the most extraordinary places on the planet and how their environments shape the lives of those who live there. From Mount Everest's Khumbu Icefall to the Amazon to the Grand Canyon, visit six continents to learn how these natural wonders evolved and hear the rarely told stories about the challenges their inhabitants face.
Publisher: London, England : BBC , ©2015.
Edition: Widescreen version.
ISBN: 9781627894203
1627894209
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (180 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm
digital, optical, stereo, rda.
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda.
Alternative Title: Living on the edge [dvd]

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chriscoleman
Dec 16, 2018

Season 2 is incredible, but Season 1 is utterly disappointing. Rather than focusing on the uniqueness of places, it focuses on locals killing unique animals to make a living. :(

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1aa
Mar 04, 2017

It wasn't entirely about natural wonders: it included French bullfighting, for example, and these aspects took up more than half of the film.

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jimg2000
Apr 19, 2016

Probably selected footage from other nature films to illustrate how men make a living in unforgiving harsh environments (not in order, ref pbs program link in summary:)

Mount Everest - Sherpa "pathfinders" for climbers.

Camargue river delta - men duel wild bulls.

Amazon flood plain- Annual fishing trip for giant pirarucu.

Grand Canyon - conservationists watch over last of the condors.

Borneo cave - men collect "birds’ nests."

Victoria Falls - Natives fishing at the edge of the falls.

Indonesia reef - RFID tacking a female giant manta ray.

Amazon forest - Rite of passage: boys and bullet ants.

Mount Kilimanjaro - Guards for farmers to protect crops against elephants.

Bangladesh’s Sundarbans - Honey collectors in Tiger-infested mangrove forest.

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jimg2000
Apr 19, 2016

Episode guide from pbs:

http://www.pbs.org/program/earths-natural-wonders/

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