Planet Earth (2006)
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Deserts 

A large and growing part of earth's land mass is covered in desert - each one widely varied in composition and dryness. Wildlife species have adapted in different ways to these different ... See full summary »

Writers:

David Attenborough, Gary Parker (additional writer)
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Episode credited cast:
David Attenborough ... Self - Narrator (voice)
Sigourney Weaver ... Narrator - US Version (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Clarke Tom Clarke ... Self - Camerman
Huw Cordey Huw Cordey ... Self - Producer
Choi Jen Choi Jen ... Self - Tracker
Thomas Anguti Johnston Thomas Anguti Johnston ... Inuktitut Narrator
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A large and growing part of earth's land mass is covered in desert - each one widely varied in composition and dryness. Wildlife species have adapted in different ways to these different arid lands especially to get and conserve water. Some are physically desert-models, like camels, others just changed their diet and behavior. Most live mainly at night, when it's cooler. The largest desert is northern Africa's Sahara, US size and extremely sandy, the result of grinding erosion of mountains. Short moist moments or periods are taken intense advantage off, leading to such extravaganzas as the locust swarm. Written by KGF Vissers

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desert | mountain | rain | monsoon | cactus | See All (39) »

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Documentary

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Goofs

In the diaries portion, a crew member is talking about which would warm up first, his hands or the can of food. In the back ground over his right shoulder you can see another crew member having a pee, including him zipping up his pants. See more »

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[first lines]
David Attenborough - Narrator: A third of the land on our planet is desert. These great scars on the face of the Earth
[rolling sand dunes]
David Attenborough - Narrator: appear to be lifeless. But, surprisingly, none are. In all, life manages somehow to keep a precarious hold.
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Planet Earth End Theme
Written by George Fenton
Performed by BBC Concert Orchestra
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Deserts!
10 September 2020 | by dienanhtentenSee all my reviews

This is a good episode. I enjoyed watching it. There're many things I learned from this. The animals living in deserts is interesting. The zoom-out scenes with music are awesome. And once again I have to bow before the music they used. So so incredible!


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Release Date:

1 April 2007 (USA) See more »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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