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Adventures of a young naturalist : the Zoo Quest expeditions, David Attenborough

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Adventures of a young naturalist : the Zoo Quest expeditions
Title
Adventures of a young naturalist
Title remainder
the Zoo Quest expeditions
Statement of responsibility
David Attenborough
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The gripping adventures of a young David Attenborough - 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 The methods may be outdated now, but the fascination and respect for the wildlife, the people and the environment - and the importance of protecting these wild places - is not.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
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
591.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Adventures of a young naturalist : the Zoo Quest expeditions, David Attenborough
Label
Adventures of a young naturalist : the Zoo Quest expeditions, David Attenborough
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • This abridged combined volume first published in Great Britain in 1980 by Lutterworth Press as The Zoo Quest Expeditions : Travels in Guyana, Indonesia and Paraguay. The individual titles were originally published in 1956, 1957 and 1959
  • Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
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Control code
on1004809694
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25 cm.
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Edition
New edition
Extent
xvi, 398 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781473665958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1004809694

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