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.
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Blue Planet II

Author: James Honeyborne,Mark Brownlow

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473530075

Category: Nature

Page: 312

View: 2738

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. 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.
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Life Stories

Author: David Attenborough

Publisher: Collins Publishers

ISBN: 9780007338832

Category: Natural history

Page: 224

View: 630

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.
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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

View: 8808

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.
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Life on Air

Memoirs of a Broadcaster

Author: David Attenborough

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691113234

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 1432

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)
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Planet Earth II

Author: Stephen Moss

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473530067

Category: Nature

Page: 312

View: 6888

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.
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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

View: 1392

Describes the methods by which selected European artists, from Leonardo Da Vinci to Mark Catesby, portrayed the natural world during the Age of Discovery.
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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

View: 1083

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.
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Tarka the Otter

Author: Henry Williamson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141924489

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 8796

In the wild there is no safety. The otter cub Tarka grows up with his mother and sisters, learning to swim, catch fish - and to fear the cry of the hunter and the flash of the metal trap. Soon he must fend for himself, travelling through rivers, woods, moors, ponds and out to sea, sometimes with the female otters White-tip and Greymuzzle, always on the run. Eventually, chased by a pack of hounds, he meets his nemesis, the fearsome dog Deadlock, and must fight for his life.
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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.
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From Conception to Birth

A Life Unfolds

Author: Alexander Tsiaras

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: 0385503180

Category: Medical

Page: 283

View: 970

Color photographs and computer imaging provide a portrait of the growth of a baby from conception to birth, tracing the development of individual body parts and systems and celebrating each milestone along the way.
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Quest in Paradise

Author: David Attenborough

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiji

Page: 224

View: 5258

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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

View: 7392

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.
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Life on Earth

A Natural History

Author: David Attenborough

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780002199414

Category: Evolution

Page: 319

View: 1657

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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: 1035

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.
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Jake's Bones

Author: Jake McGowan-Lowe

Publisher: Ticktock Books, Limited

ISBN: 9781848988521

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 9693

Jake McGowan-Lowe is a boy with a very unusual hobby. Since the age of 7, he has been photographing and blogging about his incredible finds and now has a worldwide following, including 100,000 visitors from the US and Canada. Follow Jake as he explores the animal world through this new 64-page book. He takes you on a world wide journey of his own collection, and introduces you to other amazing animals from the four corners of the globe. Find out what a cow's tooth, a rabbit's rib and a duck's quack look like and much, much more besides.
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