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Adventures of a young naturalist : the zoo quest expeditions

Attenborough, David, 1926-2017
The gripping adventures of a young David Attenborough - published in a beautiful gift hardback, with a new introduction and a new selection of 90 pictures, including colour. In 1954, a young David Attenborough was offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for London Zoo's collection, and to film the expeditions for the BBC for a new show called Zoo Quest.This is the story of those voyages. Staying with local tribes while trekking in search of giant anteaters in Guyana, Komodo dragons in Indonesia and armadillos in Paraguay, he and the rest of the team battled with cannibal fish, aggressive tree porcupines and escape-artist wild pigs, as well as treacherous terrain and unpredictable weather, to record the incredible beauty and biodiversity of these regions. The methods may be outdated now, but the fascination and respect for the wildlife, the people and the environment - and the importance of protecting these wild places - is not. Written with Attenborough's trademark wit and charm, Adventures of a Young Naturalist is not just the story of a remarkable adventure, but of the man who made us fall in love with the natural world, and who is still doing so today.
[New edition]
[London] Two Roads, an imprint of John Murray Press, 2017.©2017
xvi, 398 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm.
First published in Great Britain in 1980 by Lutterworth Press as The Zoo Quest Expeditions : Travels in Guyana, Indonesia and Paraguay.Includes index.
Zoo quest to Guyana -- Zoo quest for a dragon -- Zoo quest in Paraguay.
9781473664401 (hardback)9781473665958 (paperback)
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