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It is a legendary land known for its scorching hot deserts, red rock canyons, giant snowcapped mountains and rugged shorelines. Welcome to America’s Wild West.
Narrated by James Norton, Wild West explores this fascinating area of North America – the canyons, the high country and the shores. It reveals how these three radically different worlds were formed, the forces that shape them today and how life has found brave and enterprising ways to survive.
It brings to light the landscapes, wildlife and people in new and compelling ways. Discover the gritty, tough deserts, the cool, grand mountains and the dynamic and changeable coasts. The Wild West is home to a vibrant cast of tricksters, pioneers and outlaws, from the shrewd coyote to the feisty hummingbird, the mighty blue whale to the spirited mustang.
The series also finds out how people have survived in this harsh environment over the years. Starting by examining the cave art of Native Americans, the series moves through the ghost towns of past pioneers and on to today, where the land is used for both business and pleasure.
Travel from the cold deserts of Nevada to the giant cactus-studded lands of Arizona and the scorching Mojave Desert in California. Discover how some of America’s most iconic animals like mustangs and coyotes have learned to survive.
The High Country
America’s High Country is the land of grizzly bears and giant trees, of frigid winters and scorching summers, of tough ranchers and gold-rush fever. From the Rockies to the Sierra Nevada, in this land of extreme seasons, survival demands endurance. It’s all about taking what you need to stay alive by whatever means, from parasitic plants to thieving black bears, and tenacious pikas to battling bison.
Tectonic forces shape all life here, creating stunning landscapes like the San Andreas Fault, reaching all the way north to the Pacific coast. Meanwhile elephant seals battle it out for mates, grey whales form a unique friendship with a small community of people and gulf grunion fish race ashore to spawn in their millions.
|Run Time:||Approx 150 mins|
|Number of Discs:||1|
|UPC Code :||0883929598441|
|Cast:||Narrated by James Norton (Happy Valley, War & Peace, Grantchester)
|Editorial Reviews:||“The scenery is the star here – Great Basin, Mesa Verde, Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon, Death Valley – big and badass, wild and western, truly gritty, unmistakably American” - The Guardian