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.

Life Stories


Author: David Attenborough
Publisher: Collins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007338832
Category: Natural history
Page: 224
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Sir David Attenborough looks at the wildlife that has captured his imagination and enthusiasm over his distinguished career. The book offers the complete texts of the first five months of his 'Life Stories' radio talks along with his selection of pictures old and new and his commentary on each.

Blue Planet II


Author: James Honeyborne,Mark Brownlow
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473530075
Category: Nature
Page: 312
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Take a deep breath and dive into the mysteries of the ocean. Our understanding of ocean life has changed dramatically in the last decade, with new species, new behaviours, and new habitats being discovered at a rapid rate. Blue Planet II, which accompanies an epic 7-part series on BBC1, is a ground-breaking new look at the richness and variety of underwater life across our planet. From ambush hunters such as the carnivorous bobbit worm to cuttlefish mesmerising their prey with a pulsating light display, Blue Planet II reveals the never-before-seen secrets of the ocean. With over 200 breath-taking photographs and stills from the BBC Natural History Unit's spectacular footage, each chapter of Blue Planet II brings to life a different habitat of the oceanic world. Voyages of migration show how each of the oceans on our planet are connected; coral reefs and arctic ice communities are revealed as thriving underwater cities; while shorelines throw up continual challenges to those living there or passing through. A final chapter explores the science and technology of the Ocean enterprise – not only how they were able to capture these amazing stories on film, but what the future holds for marine life based on these discoveries.

Life on Air

Memoirs of a Broadcaster
Author: David Attenborough
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780691113234
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
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The author of The Life of Birds and The Private Life of Plants discusses his early career decision to work with the BBC's fledgling television service, the discoveries and experiences that led to his appointment as producer, and his career in wildlife broadcasting. (Biography)

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.

Drawn from Paradise

The Natural History, Art and Discovery of the Birds of Paradise with Rare Archival Art
Author: David Attenborough,Errol Fuller
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062275801
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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From the moment Europeans were introduced to the birds of paradise in the early sixteenth century, their unique beauty was recognized and commemorated in the first name that they were given - birds so beautiful they must be from paradise. Originally they were thought not to have legs and therefore never to land. Still very rarely encountered, even in their natural habitat of New Guinea, they are still birds that elicit sheer awe in those who are lucky enough to see them. Drawn From Paradise will showcase the magnificence and beauty of the birds of paradise as they have never before been seen, with more than two-hundred hand-painted images and sketches by the men who originally studied them and luminary artists such as Jacques Barraband, William Hart, John Gould, Rubens and Breughel, to name a few. The art comes from the private collections of the two authors and has been rarely if ever published. Not only will the book feature the beautiful Greater Bird of Paradise-a bird that was originally believed to have been sent from Paradise, and was thought to never touch the earth-but it will also present more than forty other distinct species currently recognized-each representing amazing differences in size, shape, and color patterning. The introduction provides a brief history into the discovery of these illustrious birds, from how they were originally perceived and idolized by the natives of New Guinea, to the arrival of Europeans, who were immediately captivated by their bright, vibrant colors. The chapters are ordered according to the sequence in which the birds representing the various genera made their appearance in Europe (thereby highlighting the books educational aspect). Within its pages, readers will catch a glimpse of these birds through vivid, highly-detailed painting, as well as learn more about each individual bird and genus-comparisons and contrasts between the males and females, as well as between the different genus's. A tour through art and history, with a good deal of ornithology thrown in, Drawn From Paradise is not only a must-have for ornithologists and bird-watchers, but also a beautiful collectible for students, artists, and aesthetes. Its central idea is to showcase the breathtaking beauty of these birds and the enormous interest that still surrounds them even today.

Planet Earth II


Author: Stephen Moss
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473530067
Category: Nature
Page: 312
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10 years on from the first, groundbreaking, Planet Earth, we use the most incredible advances in technology and scientific discovery to bring you the most exciting and immersive picture of our world's wildlife yet. With over 250 breathtaking photographs and stills from the BBC Natural History Unit's spectacular footage, this is an extraordinary new look at the complex life of some of the most amazing places on Planet Earth. Each chapter reveals an environment – some never-before-seen, some astonishingly familiar – defined by a unique set of rules required for survival. From the most desolate desert to the depths of the jungle, from blistering heat and freezing cold to perpetual darkness and deadly UV, discover how a whole host of creatures have adapted to life in the most extreme conditions. And how they compete with one another to become the largest, the fastest, the most poisonous, or most devious - all in a bid to survive. Planet Earth II includes the first in-depth look at the urban environment, and the surprising range of behaviours occurring right under our noses, as well as some previously untouched island worlds. Filmed with remarkable 5k and infra-red technology, these are the challenges, the confrontations, and the triumphs of some of the most extraordinary creatures in the natural world, told from their perspective. This is our planet, as you have never seen it before.

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 Man Who Climbs Trees


Author: James Aldred
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328473538
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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A professional tree climber encounters gorillas, snakes, spiders, and birds of prey, as well as answers and perspective, hundreds of feet up, all over the world Every child knows the allure of climbing trees. But how many of us get to make a living at it, spending days observing nature from the canopies of stunning forests all around the world? As a wildlife cameraman for the BBC and National Geographic, James Aldred spends his working life high up in trees, poised to capture key moments in the lives of wild animals and birds. Aldred’s climbs take him to the most incredible and majestic trees in existence. In Borneo, home to the tallest tropical rain forest on the planet, just getting a rope up into the 250-foot-tall trees is a challenge. In Venezuela, even body armor isn’t guaranteed protection against the razor-sharp talons of a nesting Harpy Eagle. In Australia, the peace of being lulled to sleep in a hammock twenty-five stories above the ground— after a grueling day of climbing and filming—is broken by a midnight storm that threatens to topple the tree. In this vivid account of memorable trees he has climbed (“Goliath,” “Apollo,” “Roaring Meg”), Aldred blends incredible stories of his adventures in the branches with a fascination for the majesty of trees to show us the joy of rising—literally—above the daily grind, up into the canopy of the forest.

Quest in Paradise


Author: David Attenborough
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiji
Page: 224
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The Life of Birds


Author: David Attenborough
Publisher: Princeton Univ Department of Art &
ISBN: 9780691016337
Category: Nature
Page: 320
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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

Last River Rat

Kenny Salwey's Life in the Wild
Author: Kenny Salwey,J. Scott Bestul
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
ISBN: 1938486919
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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Kenny Salwey is a modern-day American hermit who has lived most of his life in the Mississippi river bottoms, coming to know the river ecosystem with an intimacy unavailable to most. Now, Kenny shares his love of, and knowledge about, the mighty river. The Last River Rat is a seasonal look at Kenny's unique life.

Light on the Eart : Wildlife Photographer of The Year : Two Decades of Winning Images


Author: BBC Books,Sir David Attenborough
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0563522607
Category: Photography
Page: 224
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A stunning collection of nature photographs: the best from 20 years of the prestigious international Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition, representing most of the world's top photographers. This lavish, large-format book contains more than 170 photographs, covering all natural subjects, with an emphasis on beauty, colour and form, as well as unforgettable scenes of both animal behaviour and landscape, grouped in the following chapters: Illuminations, Portraits, Moments, Formations, Reflections and Connections. Each picture is accompanied by a memorable and informative caption, and each chapter has an introduction by a famous photographer or personality, from Yann Arthus-Bertrand to Jim Brandenberg and Chris Packham. An index of photographic details is also included.

Life on Earth

A Natural History
Author: David Attenborough
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780002199414
Category: Evolution
Page: 319
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50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year

How Wildlife Photography Became Art
Author: Rosamund Kidman Cox
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780565093839
Category:
Page: 256
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This collection presents the most memorable and beautiful pictures from 50 years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the world's most prestigious wildlife photography competition. It is a landmark collection that captures the diversity of the natural world and presents the many different ways of seeing and interpreting life on earth.

Frozen Planet

A World Beyond Imagination
Author: Alastair Fothergill,Vanessa Berlowitz,David Attenborough
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781554079919
Category: Nature
Page: 312
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A companion book to the BBC program documents a year of seasonal changes in the Arctic and Antarctic regions, following polar animals in their native habitats and bringing to light the climatic problems facing these regions.

The Blue Planet

A Natural History of the Oceans
Author: Andrew Byatt,Alastair Fothergill,Martha Holmes
Publisher: BBC Books
ISBN: 9780563384984
Category: Marine biology
Page: 384
View: 9109
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Ours is a watery planet, with two-thirds of its surface made up of water. Yet few places on Earth retain their secrets as well as oceans. Beyond the shorelines lies a largely undiscovered world, with its secrets only just beginning to be revealed. The Blue Planet explores this fascinating environment in all its variety, from the apparent 'desert' of the open ocean to the abyssal depths where monstrous creatures lurk in the darkness. The Blue Planet is divided into seven chapters, each focusing on a single habitat, which combine to form a comprehensive guide to the world's oceans. A series of smaller, specialist-interest books associated with The Blue Planet are being published simultaneously which each take an in-depth look at particular marine animals.