Life in the Undergrowth (Hardback)
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Life in the Undergrowth (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 10/10/2005
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David Attenborough reveals a secret universe it is teeming with life and is all around us, yet we never see it. It is the world of the very small, and it is a world of sex, drugs and violence. Here David shows us not just bugs, beetles and creepy-crawlies, but scorpions and centipedes, mites and mantids, spiders and dragonflies. And not just life in the undergrowth, but the dramatic battles between predator and prey that are happening in the corner of your living room and in your larder. See magnificent spectacles: swarming antler moths; millions of desert locusts; a mountain of locusts. For every pound of humans on Earth, there are 300 pounds of insects.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9780563522089
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 1048 g
Dimensions: 255 x 182 x 26 mm


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"With its superb synthesis of the majority of living species, Life in the Undergrowth is a high point in David Attenborough's career, but it is also an elegant restatement of something he has spent a lifetime trying to teach: we are simply one species among a multitude, all of which are worthy of our interest and respect." -- Tim Flannery * New York Review of Books *
"A companion to a new television program on Animal Planet, this wonderful exploration of invertebrates exceeds the requirements for a great nature book through the strength of its photographs and the quality of its prose." * Publisher's Weekly *
"Attenborough is at it again, exploring the natural world with his team of cinematographers and clearly explaining what they've found to a lay audience... The text is always lively." * Booklist *
"The stories told in this book are astonishing, and Attenborough knows just what wonder buttons to push... This is a beautifully written book--a worthwhile addition to any family library and a fitting companion for anyone's lap while watching Life in the the Undergrowth." * Biology Digest *
"Well-known naturalist Attenborough has written this book in a most engaging manner. Illustrated with stunning photographs, it serves both to inspire and inform." * Choice *

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“Life in the Undergrowth”

'Life in the undergrowth' can be read either as an accompaniment to the TV series or as a standalone book. There are sufficient additions and deviations from the series to allow you to further your... More

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“Waiting in the wings?”

The remit of this cogently written and photographically pleasing book is to provide the reader with an overview of how invertebrate life forms left the sea, initially invading the land and subsequently taking to the... More

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