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Although merely 3% of water on earth, fresh water plays an important part in the planet's weather and erosion. It is immensely important for all non-marine wildlife, which drinks fresh water and swims, procreates, hunts in it. Its concentrations, such as rivers, lakes and swamps, abound in aquatic and other species, often adapted to 'wet' life. Written by KGF Vissers

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Himself - Narrator: Only 3% of the water on our planet is fresh. Yet these precious waters are rich with surprise. All life on land is ultimately dependent on fresh water.
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Planet Earth: Fresh Water
22 December 2014 | by (Armenia) – See all my reviews

Have you ever thought about what kind of water you are drinking or where it comes from? What is the main ingredient of your favorite coffee, tea or juice? Yes, of course you are right! It is all Freshwater! Though only 3% of all the water sources of our planet are fresh waters, life deeply depends on them. Knowing more about them will not be useless both for our planet and its inhabitants. Fortunately, there is an episode from Plant Earth TV series, which is about Freshwater! These TV series were produced by BBC Natural History Unit in cooperation with Discovery Chanel. The narrator was David Attenborough, the executive producer was Maureen Lemire and the composer was George Fenton. Besides producers, there was a huge supporting team, which consisted of more than hundreds of scientists, pilots, guides, drivers and other members who worked really hard on creating these series. Planet Earth's budget was 16 million pound sterling. Due to this among all the documentaries BBC has ever made these are the most expensive ones. And the episode about freshwater is one of those eleven series, which were first broadcast on BBC in 2006. This one had more than 8.83 million viewers on its first broadcast day. Its plot develops upon description of freshwater sources. The first source of freshwater is the rain. It starts to fall down from high mountains by forming streams. Streams can form rivers by falling down from tall cliffs. Simultaneously they create waterfalls. Some freshwater rivers contain a huge variety of animal species. Which ones live where? There is a scrupulous explanation why everyone from them live mostly in the same habitat. Most important relationships between both inhabitants and the environment of a particular habitat are some pieces of evidence, which make the description comprehensive for the audience. Then we are witness of other rivers falling into seas and oceans. But not all the rivers continue to stream. Some of them form lakes. Freshwater lakes contain 20 times more water than all the rivers combined. The biggest lake of our planet is Baikal, which contains 1/5 of World's all freshwater sources. And finally, not only freshwater lakes, but also rivers that fall into oceans involve the enormous diversity of many usual and unusual creations. The screening of the nature is accompanied with a detailed interpretation. Many episodes have taken from the high and unavailable places for operators. This was due to small video cameras that cannot be sighted by animals or broken down by poor environmental conditions. These outlooks make spectators to feel like a participant of the whole journey. The documentary is accompanied with glamorous classical music. Wonderful sounds of different musical instruments are completely accordant with the views of the nature. They catch the audience's attention and make the watching process entirely entertaining. In conclusion, because of absolutely excellent clarification, impressive music and picturesque views of rivers, waterfalls and lakes the documentary becomes more educational and gripping. On the whole, it is an outstanding one for watching.

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