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Adventures of a young naturalist : the zoo quest expeditions / David Attenborough.

By: Attenborough, David, 1926-.
Publisher: London : An Hachette, 2017Description: xvi, 398 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781635060690 (hardback); 9781635060706 (paperback).Subject(s): Attenborough, David, 1926- | Attenborough, David, 1926- -- Travel | Wild animal collecting | Zoology | Zoological specimens -- Collection and preservationDDC classification: 591.9 Summary: "In 1954, David Attenborough, a young television presenter, was offered the opportunity of a lifetime--to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for the London Zoo's collection, and to film the expedition 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 contended 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. Written with his 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 taught us the importance of protecting it--and who is still doing so today"-- Provided by publisher.
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General Collection 591.9 ATT (Browse shelf) Checked out 02/01/2019

First published in Great Britain in 1980.

"In 1954, David Attenborough, a young television presenter, was offered the opportunity of a lifetime--to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for the London Zoo's collection, and to film the expedition 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 contended 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. Written with his 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 taught us the importance of protecting it--and who is still doing so today"-- Provided by publisher.

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