More than any other species, humans can be said to have taken over the world. From vertiginous mountains to steaming jungles, and scorching deserts to endless oceans, humans have proved they can adapt to almost any hardship in their unremitting quest for survival.

Watch a selection of clips from past BBC programmes that explore how people adapt to live in these contrasting environments.

Photo from Human Planet
Cliff Farmers in the Simien Mountains of Northern Ethiopia. The indigenous farmers of these highland areas have to protect their crop from Gelada Baboons that live around their vilages and fields.

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