Adventures of a Young Naturalist : SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH'S ZOO QUEST EXPEDITIONS

Adventures of a Young Naturalist : SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH'S ZOO QUEST EXPEDITIONS

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'A great book for anyone who wants to vicariously travel like an old-fashioned adventurer and seeks to understand how far we have come in developing a protective attitude to wildlife' New York Times
'A marvellous book ... unputdownable ... utterly engaging' Telegraph

In 1954, a young television presenter named David Attenborough 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.

Now 'the greatest living advocate of the global ecosystem' this is the story of the voyages that started it all. 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 The methods may be outdated now, but the fascination and respect for the wildlife, the people and the environment - and the importance of protecting these wild places - is not.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, Adventures of a Young Naturalist 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.


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Author(s)
Sir David Attenborough
Format
Paperback | 416 pages
Dimensions
200 x 216 x 27mm | 318g
Publication date
22 Mar 2018
Publisher
John Murray Press
Imprint
Two Roads
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
2 x colour plate sections
ISBN10
1473664969
ISBN13
9781473664968
Bestsellers rank
1,581