The Resource The shark and the albatross : adventures of a wildlife film-maker, John Aitchison

The shark and the albatross : adventures of a wildlife film-maker, John Aitchison

Label
The shark and the albatross : adventures of a wildlife film-maker
Title
The shark and the albatross
Title remainder
adventures of a wildlife film-maker
Statement of responsibility
John Aitchison
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For twenty years John Aitchison has been travelling the world to film wildlife for the BBC and other broadcasters, taking him to far-away places on every continent. The Shark and the Albatross is the story of these journeys of discovery, of his encounters with animals and occasional enterprising individuals in remote and sometimes dangerous places. His destinations include the far north and the far south, expeditions to film for Frozen Planet and other natural history series, in Svalbard, Alaska, the remote Atlantic island of South Georgia, and the Antarctic. They also encompass wild places in India, China and the United States. In all he finds and describes key moments in the lives of animals, among them polar bears and penguins, seals and whales, sharks and birds, and wolves and lynxes. He reveals what happens behind the scenes and beyond the camera. He explains the practicalities and challenges of the filming process, and the problems of survival in perilous places. He records touching moments and dramatic incidents, some ending in success, others desperately sad. There are times when a hunted animal triumphs against the odds, and others when, in spite of preparation for every outcome, disaster strikes. And, as the author shows in several incidents that combine nail-biting tension with hair-raising hilarity, disaster can strike for film-makers too
Cataloging source
NZHPC
Dewey number
910.4092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TR893.5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
The shark and the albatross : adventures of a wildlife film-maker, John Aitchison
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967970917
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782831075
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps (black and white)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36125969
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)967970917
  • pebc178283107X
System details
Requires Adobe Digital editions 1.7.2 or higher

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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