Journeys To the Other Side of the World: Further Adventures of A Young David Att

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Following the success of the original Zoo Quest expeditions, in the late 1950s onwards a young David Attenborough embarked on further travels in a very different part of the world. From Madagascar and New Guinea to the Pacific Islands and the Northern Territory of Australia, he and his team were not just searching for rare animals, but were aiming to record the way of life of some of the tribes of these regions, whose traditions had never been seen by most of the British public before. Written with David Attenborough’s characteristic charm, humour, and humanity, this book is a unique, and inimitable, adventure among people, places, and the wildest of wildlife.

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‘With charm, erudition, humour and passion, the world’s favourite natural history broadcaster documents some of his expeditions from the late 1950s onwards’ Sunday Express

Following the success of the original Zoo Quest expeditions, the young David Attenborough embarked on further travels in a very different part of the world.

From Madagascar and New Guinea to the Pacific Islands and the Northern Territory of Australia, he and his cameraman companion were aiming to record not just the wildlife, but the way of life of some of the indigenous people of these regions, whose traditions had never been encountered by most of the British public before.

From the land divers of Pentecost Island and the sing-sings of New Guinea, to a Royal Kava ceremony on Tonga and the ancient art of the Northern Territory, it is a journey like no other. Alongside these remarkable cultures he encounters paradise birds, chameleons, sifakas and many more animals in some of the most unique environments on the planet.

Written with David Attenborough’s characteristic charm, humour and warmth, Journeys to the Other Side of the World is an inimitable adventure among people, places and the wildest of wildlife.

‘Abundantly good’ TLS
‘A wondrous reminder of Attenborough’s pioneering role . . . full of delightful tales’ Daily Express
‘An adventure that sparked a lifetime’s commitment to the planet’ The Lady
‘Attenborough is a fine writer and storyteller’ Irish Times

Additional information

Weight 0.36 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 13 × 3.6 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xi, 413 , 16 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition

New edition

Dewey

910.4 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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