Adventures of a Young Naturalist

Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest Expeditions

Non-Fiction, Languages & Reference, Dictionaries & Reference, Natural World & Environment, Nature Writing
Paperback Published on: 22/03/2018
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Adventures of a Young Naturalist
Timeless adventures in nature.
This exceptional book invokes a wholesome sense of adventure and curiosity as the crew traverse a variety of landscapes and peoples on their hunt for unusu... READ MORE
Emma Prince at Portsmouth


'A great educator as well as a great naturalist.' - Barack Obama

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The methods may be outdated now, but the fascination and respect for the wildlife, the people and the environment - and the importance of protecting these wild places - is not.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.

  • Publisher: John Murray Press
  • ISBN: 9781473664968
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 310g
  • Dimensions: 216 x 200 x 27 mm

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Adventures of a Young Naturalist
Great Read
Loved it! incredibly interesting
Alexander Thomson
Adventures of a Young Naturalist
What is there to say about David attenborough? Over the years I sat with my dad watching attenborough taking us all over the world, every continent, bene... READ MORE
Book collector
Adventures of a Young Naturalist
Fantastic insight into Attenborough's adventures
I thoroughly enjoyed travelling all over the world with this book. I learnt about endangered animals and my faith in zoos was restored. I loved the part w... READ MORE
Paige Roberts