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Life Story accompanies BBC TV’s major new Natural History series which chronicles the battles that fish, birds and animals face to bring the next generation into being. The story is told with stills and photographs taken from the series, showcasing the latest and most up-to-date natural history photography techniques, a stunningly beautiful account of how animals seek to survive, protect their young and rear them successfully.

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Life Story by Mike Gunton, Rupert Barrington

Life Story is a tale of survival, laying bare the extraordinary journey animals must make to achieve life's goal – to continue their bloodline. Whether learning new skills, finding a mate or protecting their young, everything they do is a way of meeting a particular challenge to that goal. Extreme circumstances can lead to extreme solutions. Discover how sharks help albatross chicks learn to fly, or why some chimps solve survival problems by making spears. Learn about the extraordinary construction skills of fish and the seduction arts of birds. Witness the devotion of mothers, the gang life of juveniles and the shocking tactics some animals use to eliminate their rivals. Packed with stunning photographs and spectacular stills from the landmark BBC series, Life Story is an unforgettable portrait of the natural world’s most dramatic moments.


Following the gripping BBC One natural history series, Life Story, explains the amazing lengths to which animal will go to secure their future. Packed with dramatic pictures and stills from the programme, it's an unforgettable account of the natural world Candis Wed

About the Author

Mike Gunton is the executive producer of Life Story. He has a PhD in zoology and has produced series such as Life in the Undergrowth, British Isles: A Natural History and Life for the Natural History Unit at the BBC.

Rupert Barrington is the series producer of Life Story. He has a degree in zoology and has worked on many natural history series for the BBC, including Life, Natural World and Wildlife on One.

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Publication date

30th November 1999


Mike Gunton, Rupert Barrington

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