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Adventures of a young naturalist: The zoo quest expeditions

Adventures of a young naturalist: The zoo quest expeditions
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S0004282476 92 Att
Adult Non Fiction Biographies   Griffith . Available .  
S0007084699 092 Att
Adult Non Fiction   Narrandera . Automatically Renewed . 26 Mar 2019
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ISBN 9781473664401
Call Number 092 Att
Author Attenborough, David 1926
Title Adventures of a young naturalist The zoo quest expeditions
Edition New edition
Place of production London : Two Roads, an imprint of John Murray Press, 2017
Notes First published in Great Britain in 1980 by Lutterworth Press as The Zoo Quest Expeditions : Travels in Guyana, Indonesia and Paraguay.
Contents note Zoo quest to Guyana -- Zoo quest for a dragon -- Zoo quest in Paraguay.
Notes The gripping adventures of a young David Attenborough - published in a beautiful gift hardback, 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 The methods may be outdated now, but the fascination and respect for the wildlife, the people and the environment - and the importance of protecting these wild places - is not.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.
Subject Added Entry - Personal Name Attenborough, David
Subject Added Entry - Topical Wild animal collectors
Zoology Paraguay
Animal behaviour
Wild animal collecting
Zoological specimens Collection and preservation
Subject Added Entry - Geographic South America -- Description and travel
Genre Autobiography
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