Life on Earth (Hardback)Sir David Attenborough (author)
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A new, beautifully illustrated edition of David Attenborough's groundbreaking Life on Earth.
David Attenborough's unforgettable meeting with gorillas became an iconic moment for millions of television viewers. Life on Earth, the series and accompanying book, fundamentally changed the way we view and interact with the natural world setting a new benchmark of quality, influencing a generation of nature lovers.
Told through an examination of animal and plant life, this is an astonishing celebration of the evolution of life on earth, with a cast of characters drawn from the whole range of organisms that have ever lived on this planet. Attenborough's perceptive, dynamic approach to the evolution of millions of species of living organisms takes the reader on an unforgettable journey of discovery from the very first spark of life to the blue and green wonder we know today.
Now, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the book's first publication, David Attenborough has revisited Life on Earth, completely updating and adding to the original text, taking account of modern scientific discoveries from around the globe. He has chosen beautiful, completely new photography, helping to illustrate the book in a much greater way than was possible forty years ago.
This special anniversary edition provides a fitting tribute to an enduring wildlife classic, destined to enthral the generation who saw it when first published and bring it alive for a whole new generation.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 1750 g
Dimensions: 286 x 226 x 31 mm
Praise for David Attenborough:
'A marvellous book ... unputdownable ... utterly engaging.' - The Telegraph
'An elegant and gently funny writer.' - The Times
'His writing is as impressive and as enjoyable as his TV programmes and there can be no higher praise.' - The Daily Express
'A great educator as well as a great naturalist.' - Barack Obama
'Sir David is a wizard of television, and, like Gandalf or Dumbledore, he has a near-magical gift for combining warmth and gravitas . . . the man who, for me, exemplifies the best in British broadcasting.' - Louis Theroux
'When I was a young boy I used to love turning on the television and watching David's programmes and really feeling like I was either back out in Africa or I was learning about something magical and almost out of this planet.' - Prince William