Planet Earth

  • Australia: Life Explodes Fossils reveal how life’s explosion in the ocean was recreated on dry land. Watch the program.

  • Better Living Through Bacteria Microbes could make our world cleaner and healthier, aiding in everything from medical treatments to farming. Find out how.

  • Why Sharks Attack Will analyzing the hunting instincts of this endangered predator reduce deadly attacks? Airing August 27 at 9 pm

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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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