Some of the stories explored by the booklet which accompanied the series:
The red cliffs of Teignmouth
The red rocks forming the steep cliffs of South Devon have a fascinating history.
Use the Geology Toolkit to discover the UK's rocks, region by region Launch now: Geology toolkit: UK rocks by region
The rocks and minerals that lie beneath the surface of the UK Read more: What's Beneath Our Feet?
Life of eels
The life history of the European eel Anguilla anguilla.
Patricia Ash talks us through the impressive journey of eels to our rivers. Watch now: Eel life
Patricia Ash introduces the range of life you can find on British beaches Read more: Life on the Beach
Nuclear power is a matter of interest - and contention.
Are we coming to terms with nuclear power - or is a push for reactors masking a need to reduce consumption? Read more: Nuclear power - yes please?
How do we balance the environmental protection of the shoreline with a desire for cleaner fuel? Read more: Plugged into the coast
In this opinion column, Mark Johnston from Greenpeace UK explores the issues at the heart of the nuclear debate as he... Read more: Nuclear power? No thanks!
Sea in a shell
Why can you hear the sea when you put a shell to your ear?
David Sharp takes his microphone and shell into a recording studio to find out why you can hear the sounds of the sea... Listen now: The sea sounds experiment
George Revill considers the synergy between sound waves and ocean waves - how the coast of Britain has inspired the... Read more: Scoring the Shoreline
Learn more about ultrasound and infrasonic communication Read more: What Do Human Ears Miss?
Who goes there?
Migration stories are a daily news staple.
Where do migrants come from - and where do they go to? Our interactive map tracks just some of the significant... Launch now: Global migration map
Melissa Butcher takes a look at immigration bureaucracy Read more: The paradox of migration control
A very British institution - but one shaped by migrant labour. Meet the doctors who shaped the NHS Read more: The Asian doctors who shaped the NHS
The fjords of Norway are one of its greatest attractions and they dominate its rugged coastline.
Glynda Easterbrook reveals the origins of fjords - and what we should look for when visiting them. Watch now: Forming fjords
From hothouse to icehouse Creative commons image Credit: MuseumWales/Paul Pearson - Cardiff University under CC-BY-NC-SA licence
Why did the earth go from hothouse to icehouse? Pallavi Anand explains the mystery of the ice age during the Cenozoic... Read more: From hothouse to icehouse
As a software engineer, Miles is designing programs that will guide a robt sub under the Antarctic ice. Read more: Antarctic adventures
Follow OU environment lecturer Joe Smith as he voyages to the Arctic. Read more: Our man in the Arctic
Puffins on Lundy
Lundy is a small island located in the Bristol Channel.
Patricia Ash explains why a cull of the rats on Lundy might preserve the island as a breeding ground of puffins and... Watch now: The puffins and rats of Lundy
In an extended interview recorded by the Saving Species team, seabird biologist, Mike Harris, shares his experience... Listen now: Do not disturb: Life with the puffins
The total area of garden space in the UK is probably greater than that of all the nation's nature reserves.... Launch now: Make a bird house
Permission to play
Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside.
Can you spot signs of decline as you stroll along beside the seaside? Read more: Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside
Sally Novello takes a nostalgic look at the British seaside of her youth. Read more: The First Resort
How has the coast changed? Find out through old photographs Read more: Postcards from the past