Planet Earth

  • Life's Rocky Start What is the secret link between rocks and minerals, and every living thing on earth? Watch the program.

  • Himalayan Megaquake The 2015 quake that rocked Nepal was the biggest in 90 years—can we forecast the next one? Airing January 27 at 9 pm

  • India’s Wildlife Commandos In a dusty desert, a conflict simmers between farmers and hunters, with an embattled ecosystem trapped in the middle. Learn more.

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Books

  • Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth

    by James Lovelock

  • Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth

    by Andrew H. Knoll

  • Earth: An Intimate History

    by Richard Fortey

  • The Complete Ice Age: How Climate Change Shaped the World

    by Brian M. Fagan

  • Planet Earth: As You've Never Seen It Before

    by Alastair Fothergill and David Attenborough

  • The Long Thaw: How Humans Are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth's Climate

    by David Archer

  • Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity

    by James C. Hansen

  • Field Notes From a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change

    by Elizabeth Kolbert

  • The Carbon Age: How Life's Core Element Has Become Civilization's Greatest Threat

    by Eric Roston

  • The Earth in Turmoil: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Their Impact on Humankind

    by Kerry Sieh and Simon LeVay

  • Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883

    by Simon Winchester

  • Annals of the Former World

    by John McPhee

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