. . . Planet Earth. If you've not seen it, please do. Fabulous and amazing. And the so is the soundtrack. Equally amazing: Blue Planet, which aired on American television in -- 2000? 2001? -- anyway, prior to "Planet Earth." It's now available on dvd.
Website of Maureen Ogle, author and historian. Books include Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer, In Meat We Trust: An Unexpected History of Carnivore America, and Key West: History of An Island of Dreams.