The Resource Adventures of a young naturalist : the zoo quest expeditions, David Attenborough

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

Label
Adventures of a young naturalist : the zoo quest expeditions
Title
Adventures of a young naturalist
Title remainder
the zoo quest expeditions
Statement of responsibility
David Attenborough
Title variation
Zoo Quest expeditions
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The gripping adventures of a young David Attenborough - published in a beautiful gift hardback, with a new introduction and a new selection of 90 pictures, including colour. 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 The methods may be outdated now, but the fascination and respect for the wildlife, the people and the environment - and the importance of protecting these wild places - is not.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
Related
Cataloging source
VYML
Dewey number
591.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Adventures of a young naturalist : the zoo quest expeditions, David Attenborough
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published in Great Britain in 1980 by Lutterworth Press as The Zoo Quest Expeditions : Travels in Guyana, Indonesia and Paraguay
  • Includes index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • wbl
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Zoo quest to Guyana -- Zoo quest for a dragon -- Zoo quest in Paraguay
Control code
000060812590
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
New edition
Extent
xvi, 398 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781473665958
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37411585
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1004809694
  • rm37411585

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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