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. Written with his trademark wit and charm, this is not just the story of his remarkable adventure, but of the man who made us fall in love with the natural world, and who is still doing so today.
|Publisher||Two Roads; 2018|
LIFE ON AIR
David Attenborough's career as a naturalist and broadcaster has spanned five decades, and he has become a leading natural history film maker. Here he describes the people, places and animals that have been part of his life.
LIFE ON EARTH
Told through an examination of animal and plant life, this is David Attenborough’s astonishing celebration of the evolution of life on earth, with a cast of characters drawn from the whole range of organisms that have ever lived on this planet. His perceptive, dynamic approach to the evolution of millions of species of living organisms takes the reader on an unforgettable journey of discovery, from the very first spark of life to the blue and green wonder we know today.
A LIFE ON OUR PLANET
I am 94. I've had an extraordinary life. It's only now that I appreciate how extraordinary. As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world - but it was an illusion. The tragedy of our time has been happening all around us, barely noticeable from day to day - the loss of our planet's wild places, its biodiversity. I have been witness to this decline. A Life on Our Planet contains my witness statement and my vision for the future - the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake, and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right.We have the opportunity to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited.All we need is the will to do so.