Earth's Natural Wonders

Earth's Natural Wonders

Season 2. Life at the Extremes

Blu-ray Disc - 2018
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Earth's Natural Wonders are parts of the natural world that nature has carved on an almost unbelievable scale, from vast mountain ranges to impenetrable rainforests and dazzling tropical islands, where nature is visible at its most primal, most powerful, and most extraordinarily beautiful. For human beings, survival within these wonders can pose extraordinary challenges.
Alternative Title: Life at the extremes
Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [2018]
ISBN: 9781531705039
Branch Call Number: 508
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (165 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
video file,Blu-ray,region A


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Jan 06, 2019

Season 1 is overall more stunning in mho. Anyway, personal fav's are:

Part 1: Napal, Canadian arctic, Australia
-Himalaya, yak-herder Thokmay Lowa and his small group steer his herd through one of the region’s extreme mountain passes.
-Canadian Arctic, traditional Inuit communities still forage for much of their food.

Part 2: Siberia, Congo, Vanuatu, Assam India
-The Nenet People of Siberia migrate 500 miles across the ice with their reindeer herds.

Part 3: Faroe Islands, Amazon, Matterhorn, Ethiopia, Laos
-Ethiopia’s Gheralta mountain villagers climb sheer cliffs for a baptism.
-In the Faroe Islands, locals collect a traditional delicacy, Fulmar eggs, from high cliffs.

Dec 08, 2018

Wow. There's so much on here. There are three episodes, all of them wonderful, but especially the first. A family in the arctic circle travel miles over open frozen sea to dig a hole down under the ice and collect mussels while the tide is out (they literally have less than half an hour to do so). Herding yaks 2,000 feet down an almost vertical mountain pass (and the yaks are giving birth to babies who must be carried). Firefighters in the rainforest. Helicopter cowboys in Australia. Men in the Arctic Circle hunting for mammoth tusks which are unearthed by the melting permafrost. Russian reindeer herders on a 5,000 annual trek to greener pastures. Australian Aborigine rangers collecting salt water crocodile eggs for study and preservation. Elephant rangers who protect villages from rampaging wild elephants. Mountain people climbing a thousand feet straight up a mountain rock face to church and to be baptized. A Laotian woman collecting bombs left over from the Vietnam War (500 pound bombs). These are just a few of the stories. Wow. Loved it.


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Jan 17, 2019

The opening spectacle:

There are some places on Earth... that simply take your breath away. Lush tropical forests. Spectacular islands. Soaring mountain ranges. Or frozen polar worlds. And for the people who call these extraordinary places home... survival requires skill... ingenuity.... -Look there. -and bravery. Some natural wonders are simply the most extreme places on the planet to live.

In the greatest mountain range in the world, a herder must guide his yaks down a treacherous gorge to get to their summer pastures. Deep in the Amazon Rainforest an indigenous tribe must learn how to save their beautiful home from the threat of fire. While in the Arctic, a grandmother must slip below the sea ice to collect food for her family. This is the story of these wonders... and of the people... fighting to survive... and even thrive... in these astonishing places.


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