The majority of the world's population live alongside rivers. For these peoples, the waters bring times of plenty and times of great danger and so these communities have to adapt to the ebb and flow of their environment.
It's obvious, but true that the availability of water dominates life in the desert. Vital to the Kababish are the huge areas of north Sudanese desert that provide bountiful grazing paradise after good rains. This is the fabled gizzu. It may be a 1500km round trip away and involve the crossing of a vast expanse of sandy desert, but a good three months spent here with your camels ensures wealth, status and marriage.
Some people understand the seas in a way modern science cannot comprehend. Yet this understanding has stemmed from extreme isolation and the ability of communities to exist on even the smallest land masses and to harvest bounty that can be seen below the waves or beyond the horizon.
The final episode of Human Planet looks at the environment which has been made by humans for humans. Cities are our greatest success story and now over half the world's population lives in the urban jungle. They are built to keep untamed nature out, but nature cannot be pushed away. From bed bugs sucking our blood at night, to rats in our restaurants, gangs of monkey muggers and rutting elks in downtown USA, many animals have adapted to living in a world of bricks and steel.
From the snow-capped Himalayas and mighty Ganges to the lost world of the north-east, this five part series celebrates India's spectacular landscapes and wildlife. This episode features India's iconic wildlife, secret locations, epic landscapes and colourful beauty.