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Earth's Natural Wonders

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Earth's natural wonders are parts of the natural world that nature has carved on such a scale that they defy belief. For human beings, survival within these extraordinary places can pose great challenges. Yet human ingenuity makes this possible.

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The "Earth’s Natural Wonders" series tells the stories of some of our planet’s most spectacular places and how they have shaped the lives of those who live there.

Across the world, there are several breathtaking sights — Mount Everest, the Grand Canyon, the Amazon Rainforest. While these natural wonders are awe-inspiring, they do not stand in splendid isolation. People and animals live in these places, and each wonder has shaped their existence in fundamental ways.

Many of Earth’s natural wonders are among the world’s most inhospitable environments, each presenting unique challenges for their inhabitants. Yet, in even the most extreme and remote parts of our planet, people do survive.

What makes these natural wonders so extreme, and what are the challenges to human survival within them?

In this series, we’ll discover how humble humans have come up with ingenious strategies for survival in these far-flung and astonishing places. We’ll learn how survival techniques are now being forced to evolve quickly in the face of change, and we’ll find out how human resilience, ingenuity, and bravery overcome the most extraordinary odds in the great struggle for life.

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