Africa: Eye to Eye with the Unknown

Africa: Eye to Eye with the Unknown

Hardback

By (author) Michael Bright, Foreword by Sir David Attenborough

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  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
  • Format: Hardback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 252mm x 280mm x 34mm | 1,940g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1780879148
  • ISBN 13: 9781780879147
  • Illustrations note: 300 photos/illustrations
  • Sales rank: 59,069

Product description

David Attenborough CBE and the award-winning BBC Natural History Unit embark on a landmark new series, painting a breathtaking portrait of Africa as never before caught on film. This lavish and unmissable companion to the BBC One series reveals the undiscovered side of Africa's five unique regions. Inspiring photography captures unprecedented wildlife behaviour, mesmerising new creatures and magical landscapes that will astound and captivate, and will challenge what you think you know about Africa. This is a spectacular journey through a vast and diverse continent in all its beautiful and unexpected abundance. Witness the drama of eagles catching giant bats on the wing, lizards stalking their prey on the backs of lions and a nail-biting giraffe fight. Share the discovery of the world's rarest fish species and the first-ever access to an island sanctuary for the elusive African penguin. Marvel at a Congo fish that flies like a butterfly and a love-struck beetle who thinks he's James Bond. Nowhere is more savage, more dangerous, yet more beautiful and alive than Africa. Join a unique expedition to the most extreme parts of this vast continent.

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Author information

David Attenborough's broadcasting career has spanned 60 years. He has long been the face and voice of Natural History broadcasting in the UK, from Life on Earth (1979) to Frozen Planet (2011). A former controller of BBC Two, David is also a Trustee of the British Museum, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and a Fellow of the Royal Society. Michael Bright is the author of over 90 books on natural history, natural sciences, conservation and the environment, and a former executive producer for various departments at the BBC, including for the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol.

Review quote

'Stunning images' Daily Mail. 'Stunning pictures of animals and landscapes, plus intriguing insights into the making of the programme' Woman's Weekly. 'Accompanying the six-part BBC One series [...] this hardback is equally spectacular ... Whether you're a naturalist or a weekend wildlife show lover, this book's a winner' National Geographical Traveller.

Table of contents

Foreword. Kalahari. Savannah. Congo. Cape. Sahara. The Future. Behind the Scenes. Discover Africa. Index. Acknowledgements. Instructions for QuercusEye.