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Journeys to the Other Side of the World: Further adventures of a young naturalist
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Sir David Attenborough
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Journeys to the Other Side of the World: Further adventures of a young naturalist

Sir David Attenborough


Hodder & Stoughton

The natural world, country life & pets


432 pages

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Following the success of the original ZOO QUEST expeditions, in the late 1950s onwards 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.

By:   Sir David Attenborough
Imprint:   Hodder & Stoughton
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   368g
ISBN:   9781473666672
ISBN 10:   1473666678
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

pure gold . . . the story of a journey to discover the fugitive, mythical, 'other': Paradise * Wild at Home * 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 * 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 * engaging and evocative but ultimately poignant . . . Attenborough is a fine writer and storyteller * Irish Times * Fascinating * OK! * An adventure that sparked a lifetime's commitment to the planet * The Lady * 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 * Abundantly good * TLS *

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