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Adventures of a Young Naturalist The Zoo Quest Expeditions by Sir David Attenborough
  

Adventures of a Young Naturalist The Zoo Quest Expeditions

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The early adventures of a young David Attenborough. Written with his trademark wit and charm, Zoo Quest 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.

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Adventures of a Young Naturalist The Zoo Quest Expeditions by Sir David Attenborough

In 1954, a young television presenter 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. His name was David Attenborough, and the programme, Zoo Quest, not only heralded the start of a remarkable career in broadcasting, but changed the way we viewed the natural world forever. Written with his trademark wit and charm, Zoo Quest 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.

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immensely colourful and dramatic -- Roger Lewis * Daily Mail * Full of Attenborough's trademark enthusiasm, wit and intelligence, it's a natural history fan's treat. * Sunday Express * 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 * 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 * A great educator as well as a great naturalist. * Barack Obama * His writing is as impressive and as enjoyable as his TV programmes and there can be no higher praise. * Daily Express * An elegant and gently funny writer. -- Damian Whitworth * The Times * A marvellous book ... unputdownable ... utterly engaging. * Telegraph *


About the Author

Sir David Attenborough is a broadcaster and naturalist, whose television career is now in its seventh decade. His latest programme, Planet Earth II, was the most-watched nature documentary of all time.

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Book Info

Publication date

21st September 2017

Author

Sir David Attenborough

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Publisher

Two Roads an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Hardback
416 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
Popular Science
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Natural history
Memoirs

ISBN

9781473664401

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