Sir David Attenborough is a broadcaster and naturalist whose television career is now in its seventh decade. After studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge and a brief stint in publishing, he joined the BBC. Since the launch of his famous Zoo Quest series in 1954 he has surveyed almost every aspect of life on earth and brought it to the viewing public. His latest programme, Planet Earth II, was the most-watched nature documentary of all time.
This book is a wondrous reminder of Attenborough's pioneering role and the often hilarious difficulties he faced . . . A century ago, we learnt about exotic creatures from intrepid explorers in pith helmets. Now we learn from slick, professional TV presenters. David Attenborough has led the way from one style to the other and this book is full of delightful tales from the period of transition. - Daily ExpressAn in-depth look at the beloved naturalist's momentous voyage made in his youth across the globe - Woman's WeeklyFascinating - OK!An adventure that sparked a lifetime's commitment to the planet - The LadyIn his May 2018 introduction to these books first published in the early '60s, the great broadcaster naturalist recalls a much changed planet . . . But Attenborough's lust for all types of life remains undimmed as in those distant days - RTE Guidepure gold . . . the story of a journey to discover the fugitive, mythical, 'other': Paradise - Wild at HomeAbundantly good - TLS