New Life Stories: More Stories from His Acclaimed Radio 4 Series

New Life Stories: More Stories from His Acclaimed Radio 4 Series

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By (author) Sir David Attenborough

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  • Publisher: Collins
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 195mm x 252mm x 30mm | 980g
  • Publication date: 9 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007425120
  • ISBN 13: 9780007425129
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 86,874

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A personal view of the natural world Life Stories 2 is the second installment of Sir David's look back at the wildlife that has captured his imagination and enthusiasm over his distinguished career. It is a fascinating trip around the world in search of extraordinary plants, animals and people, in the company of this wonderful communicator. Sir David shares his thoughts on a whole range of topics, from animals like the Kiwi, the Cuckoo and the Chameleon, to flora like Charnia and the canopy, and even other famous British naturalists, like the evolutionary biologist Alfred Russel Wallace. The real magic of the book though, is Sir David's interaction with the natural world. The excitement of lying in wait to catch a glimpse of a Kiwi, or the unexpected childhood discovery of Charnia in the most unlikely place. In Life Stories 2, readers will be able to enjoy all the enthusiasm and wonder about the natural world that Sir David has so uniquely conveyed throughout his remarkable career. Chapters: Canopy, Kiwi, Charnia, Foreign Fare, Cicada, Earthworms, Alfred Russel Wallace, Hummers, Identities, Rats, Monsters, Butterflies, Cuckoo, Quetzalcoatlus, Chameleon, Nectar, Waterton, Fireflies, Elsa, Chimps.

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Sir David Attenborough is Britain's best-known natural history film-maker. His career as a naturalist and broadcaster has spanned nearly five decades and there are very few places on the globe that he has not visited. Over the last 25 years he has established himself as the world's leading natural history programme maker with several landmark BBC series, including: Life on Earth (1979), The Living Planet (1984), The Trials of Life (1990), The Private Life of Plants (1995), The Life of Birds (1998), The Life of Mammals (2002) and Life in the Undergrowth (2005).

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'Brilliant, Guardian 'A worthy inheritor of Alistair Cooke, Telegraph 'The nation,s favourite wildlife broadcaster, The Times