It has been estimated that there are between 3 and 30 million different species on Earth and this is before we take into account microorganisms and creatures in the deep sea. The biodiversity of our planet is of great interest in our modern day world, as we try to make sense of climate change and the impact we have on fragile ecosystems. All over the planet there are diverse of eco-regions, each with their own set of inhabitants uniquely suited to thrive in their special surroundings; tailor-made to survive against all odds. Mutant Planet transports you to these worlds within worlds where nature and evolution have combined to shape astounding animals with ingenious lifestyles and unorthodox patterns of behaviour. Follow us as we take you on a journey through some of the most astounding locations to experience the lives of nature s most extreme creatures.
The boys mission is straightforward: to get off lifes humdrum path for a more exciting, daring and off-the-beaten one. In just four days, the guys trek approximately one hundred miles across life-threatening landscapes including steep mountains, insufferably hot deserts, freezing-cold canyons and snake-infested jungles on foot, raft, skis and even skateboard, in search of the most extreme places on earth.
From the Walkman to the bra, these are the innovations that have changed all of our lives. But what is number one on the list? The gadget: It's small enough to hold in your hands. It's mechanical or electronic and mass-produced. It's a personal item that evolves from novelty to necessity and ultimately shows its paradigm-shifting power. In this entertaining programme, a diverse panel of hand-picked experts join forces with HISTORY to rank the most influential inventions of the past 200 years and tell the surprising stories behind them.