Adventures of a Young Naturalist by David Attenborough
The Zoo Quest Expeditions

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What shines through this enjoyable, well-written book is Attenborough’s thoughtful respect for the planet and his understanding of its fragility.
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In 1954, David Attenborough, a young television presenter, was offered the opportunity of a lifetime--to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for the London Zoo's collection, and to film the expedition 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 contended 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.

Written with his 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 taught us the importance of protecting it--and who is still doing so today.
 

About David Attenborough

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Published May 1, 2018 by Quercus. 400 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Action & Adventure, Science & Math, Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction
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Star Tribune

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Reviewed by Curt Schleier on May 18 2018

What shines through this enjoyable, well-written book is Attenborough’s thoughtful respect for the planet and his understanding of its fragility.

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Reviewed by Frans de Waal on May 29 2018

This is a great book for anyone who wants to vicariously travel like an old-fashioned adventurer and seeks to understand how far we have come in developing a protective attitude toward wildlife.

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