The Wit and Wisdom of David Attenborough: A celebration of our favourite naturalist (Hardback)
  • The Wit and Wisdom of David Attenborough: A celebration of our favourite naturalist (Hardback)
zoom

The Wit and Wisdom of David Attenborough: A celebration of our favourite naturalist (Hardback)

(author)
3 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£14.99
Hardback 272 Pages
Published: 26/10/2023
  • 10+ in stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

A fascinating and entertaining collection of facts, quotes and stories, celebrating Sir David Attenborough's wicked sense of humour and astute wisdom.

David Attenborough is a national treasure, known for his soothing voice, calming presence, passion for the natural world, and his humble, easy-going nature. Despite his incredible talent and influence, he tends to play it all down, one time stating that, 'I can't believe I'm still employed'.

So if he won't celebrate himself, we'll have to do it for him.

Filled with facts, tributes and anecdotes, as well as beautiful illustrations, this enormously positive book celebrates Sir David, providing a fascinating insight into his life as well as showcasing his brilliant sense of humour. Running chronologically, this book begins with his early days, to his first job at the BBC, to eventually becoming the most esteemed naturalist on the planet, as he is today.

Such revelations include:
- There are 18 plants and animals named after him
- When asked by a reporter how many degrees he had, he said it would be 'rude to count'*
- The single thing that would improve his quality of life is 'good, workable knees'.

Blending his quips galore with his powerful messages on the environment and future of the planet, this timely book showcases everything we love about Sir David, making it the perfect gift for any fan.


* He has over thirty!

Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781856755269
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 109 x 178 x 20 mm

You may also be interested in...

Ten Birds That Changed the World
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback
Cloudspotting For Beginners
Added to basket
How to Read a Tree
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback
RSPB Pocket Guide to British Birds
Added to basket
Wilding
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
A Mudlarking Year
Added to basket
£22.00   £18.99
Hardback
La Vie
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Otherlands
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback
The Garden Against Time
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
The Way of the Hermit
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback
The Wisdom of Sheep & Other Animals
Added to basket
How We Fish
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Golden Mole
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Living Mountain
Added to basket
The Lost Rainforests of Britain
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback
Enchantment
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback

“A great gift with interesting, bitesize nuggets of information”

Blog Tour Review

The writing was engaging and nicely set out as little nuggets of information broken up with illustrations and short Did You Know facts.

The book opened up with an introduction that really... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 8

“A wonderful gift for nature fans”

The Wit & Wisdom of David Attenborough is a wonderful, well-laid out book that you can pick up and put down and would make the ideal gift for all nature lovers. The illustrations are stunning and really help to... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 6

“A true celebration of David Attenborough”

This book is a wonderful gift. David Attenborough is a real national treasure, he has done so much for our planet and it is very heartwarming to see people writing books about him. This was a very informative and... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 5

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: