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    Africa: Eye to Eye with the Unknown (Hardback) By (author) Michael Bright, Foreword by Sir David Attenborough

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    DescriptionDavid 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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    Title
    Africa
    Subtitle
    Eye to Eye with the Unknown
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Bright, Foreword by Sir David Attenborough
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 252 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 1,940 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781780879147
    ISBN 10: 1780879148
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    BIC subject category V2: WN
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1H
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 560
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AFRICN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14280
    BISAC V2.8: TRV002000, HIS001000, PER010000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    LC classification: QH
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 09
    Abridged Dewey: 508
    BISAC V2.8: PHO019000
    BIC subject category V2: 1H
    BISAC V2.8: NAT049000
    DC23: 916
    Thema V1.0: AJ, WTM, WN, WTH, ATJ
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1H
    Illustrations note
    300 photos/illustrations
    Publisher
    Quercus Publishing Plc
    Imprint name
    Quercus Publishing Plc
    Publication date
    01 February 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    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.