Life on Earth (Paperback)Sir David Attenborough (author)
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Updated 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.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the book's first publication, David Attenborough revisited Life on Earth, completely updating and adding to the original text, taking account of modern scientific discoveries from around the globe. This paperback edition also includes more than 60 full colour photographs, chosen by the author to help illustrate the book in a much greater way than was possible forty years ago.
This updated 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: 384
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 32 mm
'It does not disappoint. The new Life on Earth is as glorious as the first'
- The Guardian
'A beautiful and wide ranging work. The breadth of natural history covered is extraordinary and mesmerising. Life on Earth is still breathtakingly rich, and we would know far less about it were it not for Attenborough's wonderful skills of communication over the years: our cultural and scientific lives would be poorer without him' - New Scientist
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“Life on Earth - revisited”
I was a biology student when the first series of Life on Earth was shown and later published as a book, which I cherished. Forty years later, the updated and revised book is stunning and is once again, cherished book.
I loved the pictures in this book. It was the main reason I wanted it and it did not disappoint! Attenborough is amazing as always. My husband is going to be so happy with this book!
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“Wonderful new version”
Beautiful new version of the classic natural history book. Fantastic illustrations throughout compliment the fascinating updated prose from sir David. An absolute must have for fans of both natural history, classic... More
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