Adventures of a Young Naturalist

The Zoo Quest Expeditions
Author: David Attenborough
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 1635060710
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
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"A GREAT BOOK." --THE NEW YORK TIMES "MARVELOUS." --THE TELEGRAPH "A RARE GLIMPSE OF A FLEDGLING DAVID ATTENBOROUGH IN THE WILD." --VANITY FAIR Living legend and presenter of BBC's Planet Earth series Sir David Attenborough tells the story of his early career as a broadcaster and a naturalist in his own words. In 1954, David Attenborough, a young television presenter, was offered the opportunity of a lifetime--to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for the London Zoo's collection, and to film the expedition for the BBC for a new show called Zoo Quest. 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 contended 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. 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 taught us the importance of protecting it--and who is still doing so today.

Adventures of a Young Naturalist

The Zoo Quest Expeditions
Author: David Attenborough
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 9781635060706
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
View: 357
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"A GREAT BOOK." --THE NEW YORK TIMES "MARVELOUS." --THE TELEGRAPH "A RARE GLIMPSE OF A FLEDGLING DAVID ATTENBOROUGH IN THE WILD." --VANITY FAIR Living legend and presenter of BBC's Planet Earth series Sir David Attenborough tells the story of his early career as a broadcaster and a naturalist in his own words. In 1954, David Attenborough, a young television presenter, was offered the opportunity of a lifetime--to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for the London Zoo's collection, and to film the expedition for the BBC for a new show called Zoo Quest. 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 contended 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. 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 taught us the importance of protecting it--and who is still doing so today.

Adventures of a Young Naturalist

The Zoo Quest Expeditions
Author: David Attenborough
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 9781635060690
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
View: 8624
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In 1954, David Attenborough, a young television presenter, was offered the opportunity of a lifetime--to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for the London Zoo's collection, and to film the expedition for the BBC for a new show called Zoo Quest. 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 contended 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. 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 taught us the importance of protecting it--and who is still doing so today.

The Zoo Quest Expeditions

Travels in Guyana, Indonesia, and Paraguay
Author: David Attenborough
Publisher: James Clarke & Co.
ISBN: 9780718824655
Category: Nature
Page: 384
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The author's account of journeys to Guyana, Indonesia and Paraguay in search of rare and bizarre creatures for the benefit of TV viewers.

Journeys to the Other Side of the World


Author: SIR DAVID. ATTENBOROUGH
Publisher: Two Roads
ISBN: 9781473666672
Category:
Page: 432
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Following the success of the original Zoo Quest expeditions, in the late 1950s onwards the young David Attenborough embarked on further travels in a very different part of the world. From Madagascar and New Guinea to the Pacific Islands and the Northern Territory of Australia, he and his cameraman companion were aiming to record not just the wildlife, but the way of life of some of the indigenous people of these regions, whose traditions had never been encountered by most of the British public before. From the land divers of Pentecost Island and the sing-sings of New Guinea, to a Royal Kava ceremony on Tonga and the ancient art of the Northern Territory, it is a journey like no other. Alongside these remarkable cultures he encounters paradise birds, chameleons, sifakas and many more animals in some of the most unique environments on the planet. Written with David Attenborough's characteristic charm, humour and warmth, Journeys to the Other Side of the World is an inimitable adventure among people, places and the wildest of wildlife.

Life on Air

Memoirs of a Broadcaster
Author: David Attenborough
Publisher: Ebury Press
ISBN: 9781849900010
Category: Naturalists
Page: 416
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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. 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.

Amazing Rare Things

The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery
Author: David Attenborough,Susan Owens,Martin Clayton,Rea Alexandratos
Publisher: Kales Press
ISBN: 9780979845628
Category: Art
Page: 223
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Describes the methods by which selected European artists, from Leonardo Da Vinci to Mark Catesby, portrayed the natural world during the Age of Discovery.

The Library

A Catalogue of Wonders
Author: Stuart Kells
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 1640090215
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: N.A
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"If you think you know what a library is, this marvellously idiosyncratic book will make you think again." —The Sydney Morning Herald Libraries are much more than mere collections of volumes. The best are magical, fabled places whose fame has become part of the cultural wealth they are designed to preserve. Some still exist today; some are lost, like those of Herculaneum and Alexandria; some have been sold or dispersed; and some never existed, such as those libraries imagined by J.R.R. Tolkien, Umberto Eco, and Jorge Luis Borges, among others. Ancient libraries, grand baroque libraries, scientific libraries, memorial libraries, personal libraries, clandestine libraries: Stuart Kells tells the stories of their creators, their prizes, their secrets, and their fate. To research this book, Kells traveled around the world with his young family like modern-day “Library Tourists.” Kells discovered that all the world’s libraries are connected in beautiful and complex ways, that in the history of libraries, fascinating patterns are created and repeated over centuries. More important, he learned that stories about libraries are stories about people, containing every possible human drama. The Library is a fascinating and engaging exploration of libraries as places of beauty and wonder. It’s a celebration of books as objects, a celebration of the anthropology and physicality of books and bookish space, and an account of the human side of these hallowed spaces by a leading and passionate bibliophile.

Quest in Paradise


Author: David Attenborough
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiji
Page: 224
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Black Dahlia, Red Rose: The Crime, Corruption, and Cover-Up of America's Greatest Unsolved Murder


Author: Piu Eatwell
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
ISBN: 1631492276
Category: True Crime
Page: 320
View: 2358
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With startling new evidence, this gripping reexamination of the Black Dahlia murder offers a definitive theory of a quintessential American crime. Los Angeles, 1947. A housewife out for a walk with her baby notices a cloud of black flies buzzing ominously in Leimert Park. An "unsightly object" is identified as the mutilated body of Elizabeth Short, an aspiring starlet from Massachusetts who had been lured west by the siren call of Hollywood. Her killer would never be found, but Short’s death would bring her the fame she had always sought. Her murder investigation transformed into a real-life film noir, featuring corrupt cops, femmes fatales, gun-slinging gangsters, and hungry reporters, replete with an irresistible, legendary moniker adapted from a recent film—The Black Dahlia. For over half a century this crime has maintained an almost mythic place in American lore as one of our most inscrutable cold cases. With the recently unredacted FBI file, newly released sections of the LAPD file, and exclusive interviews with the suspect’s family, relentless legal sleuth Piu Eatwell has gained unprecedented access to evidence and persuasively identified the culprit. Black Dahlia, Red Rose layers these findings into a gritty, cinematic retelling of the haunting tale. As Eatwell chronicles, among the first to arrive at the grisly crime scene was Aggie Underwood, the "tough-as-nails" city editor for the Los Angeles Evening Herald & Express; meanwhile, the chain-smoking city editor for the Los Angeles Examiner, Jimmy Richardson, sent out his own reporters. Eatwell reveals how, through a cutthroat race to break news and sell papers, the public image of Elizabeth Short was distorted from a violated beauty to a "man crazy delinquent." As rumors of various boyfriends circulated, the true story of the complex young woman ricocheting between jobs, lovers, and homes was lost. Instead, kitschy headlines tapped into a wider social anxiety about the city’s "girl problem," and Short’s black chiffon and smoldering gaze become a warning for "loose" women coming of age in postwar America. Applying her own background as a lawyer to the surprising new evidence, Eatwell ultimately exposes many startling clues to the case that have never surfaced in public. From the discovery of Elizabeth’s notebook, inscribed with the name of the city’s most notorious and corrupt businessman, to a valid suspect plucked from the hundreds of "confessing Sams" by a brilliant, well-meaning doctor, Eatwell compellingly captures every "big break" in the police investigation to reveal a truly viable resolution to the case. In rich, atmospheric prose, Eatwell separates fact from fantasy to expose the truth behind the sinewy networks of a noir-tinged Hollywood. Black Dahlia, Red Rose at long last accords the Elizabeth Short case its due resolution, providing a reliable and enduring account of one of the most notorious unsolved murders in American history.

Life on Earth

A Natural History
Author: David Attenborough
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780002199414
Category: Evolution
Page: 319
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A Celebration of David Attenborough: The Activity Book


Author: Nathan Joyce
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1911622226
Category: Humor
Page: N.A
View: 788
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A highly diverting celebration of television’s favourite naturalist, packed with games, trivia and Attenborough-inspired activities. Attenborough. Just saying the name makes everyone feel better. Words like 'dependable', 'inspiring' and 'soothing' cascade like the rains returning to the sun-parched savanna. And according to a recent poll, he's the most trustworthy person alive, above Michelle Obama and The Queen. When the public was tasked with coming up with a name for the British Antarctic Survey's new research vessel, there was only one real choice. We could all picture the Queen christening the Royal Research Ship Sir David Attenborough. And then someone came up with Boaty McBoatface. Game over. Yet amid the cries of 'Democracy has failed!' the name chosen was RRS Sir David Attenborough. To the delight of the nation, though, Sir David, with a twinkle in his eye, confirmed that 'Boaty' would endure as the name of a remotely operated yellow submarine on board. So what have we learned from this? British people love silliness. And this book is a celebration of our two favourite things: Attenborough and silliness. You'll find games like Guess the animal from David's description, the David Attenborough drinking game, Create your own Attenborough coat of arms, Spot the fake species, Attenbingo, come up with a new animal print design for David's patented blue shirt in Patternborough, and if you find yourself in times of trouble, seek solace with the What would Attenborough do? self-help guide. Everything you've ever wanted to know about the great man – from fun facts and remarkable quotes, plus ludicrous games – lies within the sustainably forested habitat of these pages. It's the perfect present for, well, anyone, really.

The Private Life of Plants

A Natural History of Plant Behaviour
Author: David Attenborough
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Botany
Page: 320
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Without plants, there would be no food, no animals of any sorts, no life on earth at all. Yet for most of the time their lives remain a secret to us, hidden, private events. The reason is merely a difference of time. Plants live on a different time-scale from ours. Though not obviously to the naked eye, they are constantly on the move: developing, fighting, avoiding or exploiting predators or neighbours, struggling to find food, to increase their territories, to reproduce themselves, to find and hold a place in the sun. We only need to learn to look. In this book, and his BBC television series, David Attenborough does look. He examines in turn the great trials of plant life the world over: 1 Travelling 2 Growing 3 Flowering 4 The Social Struggle 5 Living Together 6 Surviving David Attenborough shows us the natural world and how it works, with a clarity and infectious enthusiasm that few other writers or film-makers ahve matched. One of the most successful teachers of the late 20th century, his books and films are consistently of the highest quality. The Private Life of Plants is central to his work, the background to all that he has studied so far. Given this fascinating new view of vegetable life, anything that grows on soil or rock or water, in open country or the smallest garden, suddenly it seems quite different: less gentle altogether, in restless motion night and day, locked in the endless competition necessary for survivial. ""This is David Attenborough at his best . . .Full of delights and surprises, even for those who thought they knew about the seemingly passive green world around us."" Professor Grenville Lucas Keeper of the Herbarium and Library, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Life in Cold Blood


Author: David Attenborough
Publisher: Ebury Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Amphibians
Page: 288
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Reptiles and amphibians ruled the world for nearly 200 million years and today there are still over 12,500 of them. Some are huge, the deadliest creatures on earth. Some are tiny, among the strangest to be found anywhere. Together they not only outnumber mammals or birds but in their colourful variety and extraordinary behaviour, they far surpass them. So where did these ancient creatures come from? How have they transformed themselves into the bizarre and beautiful forms that are alive today? And what's the secret of their epic success? InLife in Cold Blood, David traces the story of their evolution and overturns the myth that these creatures are just primitive killers to reveal them for what they truly are.

People of Paradise


Author: David Attenborough
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Oceania
Page: 150
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English explorer describes his trip through the South Sea Islands of Fiji, Tonga, and the New Hebrides.

The Atlas of the Living World


Author: Philip Whitfield,Peter D. Moore,Barry Cox
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781840280371
Category: Animal ecology
Page: 220
View: 7685
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This atlas reveals the ever-changing patterns of life on Earth. It explains where plants and animals live, and why they exist where they do. On a global scale, the atlas charts the physical forces that have shaped the Earth, and the biological processes that have determined the life of the planet.

The Life of Birds


Author: David Attenborough
Publisher: Princeton Univ Department of Art &
ISBN: 9780691016337
Category: Nature
Page: 320
View: 8140
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A survey of birds around the world explores their nesting, hunting, mating, and parenting behavior, and describes the threat to their existence presented by man