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Adventures of a Young Naturalist : Sir David Attenborough's Zoo Quest Expeditions - David Attenborough

Adventures of a Young Naturalist

Sir David Attenborough's Zoo Quest Expeditions

Paperback Published: 27th February 2018
ISBN: 9781473664968
Number Of Pages: 416

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In 1954, a young television presenter was offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for London Zoo's collection, and to film the expeditions for the BBC.

This is the story of those voyages. Staying with local tribes while trekking in search of giant anteaters in Guyana, Komodo dragons in Indonesia and armadillos in Paraguay, he and the rest of the team battled with cannibal fish, aggressive tree porcupines and escape-artist wild pigs, as well as treacherous terrain and unpredictable weather, to record the incredible beauty and biodiversity of these regions.

The methods may be outdated now, but the fascination and respect for the wildlife, the people and the environment - and the importance of protecting these wild places - is not.Written with his trademark wit and charm, Zoo Quest is not just the story of a remarkable adventure, but of the man who made us fall in love with the natural world, and who is still doing so today.

About the Author

Sir David Attenborough is a broadcaster and naturalist whose television career is now in its seventh decade. After studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge and a brief stint in publishing, he joined the BBC. Since the launch of his famous Zoo Quest series in 1954 he has surveyed almost every aspect of life on earth and brought it to the viewing public. His latest programme, Planet Earth II, was the most-watched nature documentary of all time.

Industry Reviews

A marvellous book ... unputdownable ... utterly engaging. - Telegraph

An elegant and gently funny writer. - The Times

A great educator as well as a great naturalist. - Barack Obama

Sir David is a wizard of television, and, like Gandalf or Dumbledore, he has a near-magical gift for combining warmth and gravitas . . . the man who, for me, exemplifies the best in British broadcasting. - Louis Theroux

Full of Attenborough's trademark enthusiasm, wit and intelligence, it's a natural history fan's treat. - Sunday Express

Utterly engaging . . . immensely colourful and dramatic - Daily Mail

A charming period piece - Times

A beautiful new edition ... of our favourite naturalist's account of his travels for the BBC - Mail on Sunday

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ISBN: 9781473664968
ISBN-10: 1473664969
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 27th February 2018
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.7  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1

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