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A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future (Hardback)
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A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 01/10/2020
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Empowering and inspiring, Attenborough’s new autobiography sends a powerful message about the crucial importance of will in tackling the climate crisis and preserving our precious ecosystem for generations to come.

Shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize for Writing on Global Conservation 2021

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Non-Fiction Narrative Book of the Year 2021

See the world. Then make it better.

'I am 94. I've had an extraordinary life. It's only now that I appreciate how extraordinary.

As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world - but it was an illusion. The tragedy of our time has been happening all around us, barely noticeable from day to day - the loss of our planet's wild places, its biodiversity.

I have been witness to this decline. A Life on Our Planet is my witness statement, and my vision for the future. It is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake - and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right.

We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited.

All we need is the will to do so.'

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9781529108279
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 506 g
Dimensions: 240 x 163 x 25 mm


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'Read this book to learn, but also to honour the man. We shall never see his like again.' - Sunday Times

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“Amazing but Heartbreaking!”

This is David Attenborough's account of how our world has changed over the last century, and it's not good. As David says "We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore... More

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“A witness statement and vision for the future”

A Life on Our Planet sets out David Attenborough's witness statement for the world as it is and a vision for the future. Who better to give this vision than a man who has travelled the world and brought the... More

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“Everyone must read this amazing book.”

Thank you to Netgalley, Random House and Sir David Attenborough for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

“We humans, alone on Earth, are powerful enough to create worlds, and then to destroy them.”
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