Planet Earth II
Planet Earth II

Planet Earth II

A New World Revealed

SCIENCE

312 Pages, 8.5 x 11.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $39.95 (US $39.95)

Publication Date: February 2017

ISBN 9781849909655

Rights: US

BBC Books (Feb 2017)

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Overview

On the 10th anniversary of the BBC's genre-defining Planet Earth comes an all-new look at our astonishing planet—from a completely new perspective. Planet Earth II premieres January 18th on BBC America.

Ten years on from the first, groundbreaking Planet Earth, the most incredible advances in technology and scientific discovery are used to bring the most exciting and immersive picture of our world's wildlife yet. With more than 250 breathtaking photographs and stills from the BBC Natural History Unit's spectacular footage, this is an extraordinary new look at the complex life of some of the most amazing places on Planet Earth. Each chapter reveals an environment—some never-before-seen, some astonishingly familiar—defined by a unique set of rules required for survival. From the most desolate desert to the depths of the jungle, from blistering heat and freezing cold to perpetual darkness and deadly UV, discover how a whole host of creatures have adapted to life in the most extreme conditions. And how they compete with one another to become the largest, the fastest, the most poisonous, or most devious—all in a bid to survive. Planet Earth II includes the first in-depth look at the urban environment, and the surprising range of behaviors occurring right under our noses, as well as some previously untouched island worlds. Filmed with remarkable 5k and infra-red technology, these are the challenges, the confrontations, and the triumphs of some of the most extraordinary creatures in the natural world, told from their perspective. This is our planet, as you have never seen it before.

Author Biography

Stephen Moss is a naturalist, broadcaster, television producer, and author. In a distinguished career at the BBC Natural History Unit his credits included Springwatch, Birds Britannica, and The Nature of Britain. His books include The Bumper Book of Nature.