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Looking For Adventure or How I Found Myself in the Lost Land of the Volcano by Steve Backshall
  

Looking For Adventure or How I Found Myself in the Lost Land of the Volcano

Biography / Autobiography   The Real World   Travel   
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Full of incredible wildlife, extraordinary wilderness, jungles, cannibals, pitfalls, triumph, danger and excitement, Looking for Adventure is the irresistible, inspiring story of a little boy who let his heart rule his head, this is the story of an adventurer extraordinaire whose childhood dream has taken him on a journey of a lifetime..

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Looking For Adventure or How I Found Myself in the Lost Land of the Volcano by Steve Backshall

How do you become an explorer? It's a question every child has asked. And, Steve Backshall was no different. But after a rainy-day visit to an exhibition of artefacts from Papua New Guinea, it was a question that began to obsess the seven-year old Backshall. But surely he'd been born a century too late? And yet through boundless enthusiasm, determination and a refusal to accept defeat, Backshall was soon carrying business cards from National Geographic describing him as their 'Adventurer in Residence' The vast, untamed wildness of Papua New Guinea was where Backshall forged his unlikely path. From crushing lows of early failures to the extraordinary highs of the BBC's Lost Land of the Volcano expedition, it was this dark island which gave Backshall his opportunity.

About the Author

Naturalist Steve Backshall is the presenter of the top-rated CBBC natural history programme, Deadly 60. After writing for Rough Guides and filming documentaries for National Geographic he became a key member of the expedition team for the hit series, Lost Land of the Jaguar, Lost Land of Volcano and Lost Land of the Tiger. He has written three books for children. He lives in Buckinghamshire.

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Publication date

18th August 2011

Author

Steve Backshall

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www.stevebackshall.com/

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Publisher

Swordfish an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Hardback

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
The Real World
Travel


ISBN

9780857820112

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