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Journeys to the Other Side of the World further adventures of a young David Attenborough

by Sir David Attenborough

Journeys to the Other Side of the World further adventures of a young David Attenborough Synopsis

'With charm, erudition, humour and passion, the world's favourite natural history broadcaster documents some of his expeditions from the late 1950s onwards' Sunday Express Following the success of the original Zoo Quest expeditions, the young David Attenborough embarked on further travels in a very different part of the world. From Madagascar and New Guinea to the Pacific Islands and the Northern Territory of Australia, he and his cameraman companion were aiming to record not just the wildlife, but the way of life of some of the indigenous people of these regions, whose traditions had never been encountered by most of the British public before. From the land divers of Pentecost Island and the sing-sings of New Guinea, to a Royal Kava ceremony on Tonga and the ancient art of the Northern Territory, it is a journey like no other. Alongside these remarkable cultures he encounters paradise birds, chameleons, sifakas and many more animals in some of the most unique environments on the planet. Written with David Attenborough's characteristic charm, humour and warmth, Journeys to the Other Side of the World is an inimitable adventure among people, places and the wildest of wildlife. 'Abundantly good' TLS 'A wondrous reminder of Attenborough's pioneering role . . . full of delightful tales' Daily Express 'An adventure that sparked a lifetime's commitment to the planet' The Lady 'Attenborough is a fine writer and storyteller' Irish Times

Journeys to the Other Side of the World further adventures of a young David Attenborough Press Reviews

In his May 2018 introduction to these books first published in the early '60s, the great broadcaster naturalist recalls a much changed planet . . . But Attenborough's lust for all types of life remains undimmed as in those distant days * RTE Guide * A beautifully written book . . . it retains all the trademark Attenborough magic. * WI Magazine * Pure gold . . . the story of a journey to discover the fugitive, mythical, 'other': Paradise * Wild at Home * An in-depth look at the beloved naturalist's momentous voyage made in his youth across the globe * Woman's Weekly * With his usual charm and generosity, Attenborough allows us along for the ride * Irish Examiner * Fascinating * OK! * An adventure that sparked a lifetime's commitment to the planet * The Lady * Engaging and evocative but ultimately poignant . . . Attenborough is a fine writer and storyteller * Irish Times * This book is a wondrous reminder of Attenborough's pioneering role and the often hilarious difficulties he faced . . . A century ago, we learnt about exotic creatures from intrepid explorers in pith helmets. Now we learn from slick, professional TV presenters. David Attenborough has led the way from one style to the other and this book is full of delightful tales from the period of transition. * Daily Express * With charm, erudition, humour and passion, the world's favourite natural history broadcaster documents some of his expeditions from the late 1950s onwards * Sunday Express * Abundantly good * TLS *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781473666672
Publication date: 21st February 2019
Author: Sir David Attenborough
Publisher: Two Roads an imprint of John Murray Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 432 pages
Categories: Memoirs, Natural history,

About Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough is a broadcaster and naturalist whose television career is now in its seventh decade. After studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge and a brief stint in publishing, he joined the BBC. Since the launch of his famous Zoo Quest series in 1954 he has surveyed almost every aspect of life on earth and brought it to the viewing public. His latest programme, Planet Earth II, was the most-watched nature documentary of all time.

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