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Life On Air - Revised and Updated Edition - David Attenborough

Life On Air - Revised and Updated Edition

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Published: 20th May 2010
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Sir David Attenborough is Britain's best-known natural history film-maker. His career as a naturalist and broadcaster has spanned nearly six decades, and in this volume of memoirs Sir David tells stories of the people and animals he has met and the places he has visited. His first job - after Cambridge University and two years in the Royal Navy - was at a London publishing house.

Then in 1952 he joined the BBC as a trainee producer, and it was while working on the "Zoo Quest" series (1954-64) that he had his first opportunity to undertake expeditions to remote parts of the globe, to capture intimate footage of rare wildlife in its natural habitat. He was Controller of BBC2 (1965-68), during which time he introduced colour television to Britain, then Director of Programmes for the BBC (1969-1972). However, in 1973 he abandoned administration altogether to return to documentary-making and writing, and has established himself as the world's leading Natural History programme maker with several landmark "BBC" series, including "Life on Earth" (1979), "The Living Planet" (1984), "The Trials of Life" (1990), "The Private Life of Plants" (1995), "Life of Birds" (1998), "The Blue Planet" (2001), "Life of Mammals" (2002), "Planet Earth" (2006) and "Life in Cold Blood" (2008).

Sir David is an Honorary Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, a Fellow of the Royal Society and was knighted in 1985. He is also Britain's most respected, trusted and lauded natural history broadcaster and writer, championing conservation and standing at the forefront of issues concerning the planet's declining species. A lot has changed since his first television documentary, and in this updated edition of "Life on Air" Sir David tells us of his experiences of filming in the 21st century.

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I haven't finished reading it, but am enjoying it immensely. As you read you can actually hear David Attenborough's voice in your head.

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    I purchased the book as a present and has been greatly received and enjoyed - he keeps hearing David's voice as he reads.

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    "It's almost impossible to believe that all these things happened to one man... but David Attenborough wears his achievements lightly and there are as many laughs here as there are animals." -- Michael Palin "What shines through most of all is his enthusiasm - as undimmed now as when he started out." * Sunday Telegraph * "An enthralling autobiography from one of the linchpins of television. His life has been fascinating. Attenborough is a master story-teller, and his book is crammed with anecdotes." * Good Book Guide * "Life on Air, David Attenborough's professional autobiography, tells the entertaining story of how he turned us all into armchair experts in natural history." -- Douglas Palmer * New Scientist * "[An] engaging and often amusing text." * Choice *

    ISBN: 9781849900010
    ISBN-10: 1849900019
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 416
    Published: 20th May 2010
    Publisher: Ebury Publishing
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.6
    Weight (kg): 0.35
    Edition Number: 1