Life On Earth 40th Anniversary Edition by David Attenborough audiobook

Life On Earth 40th Anniversary Edition: 40th Anniversary Edition

By David Attenborough
Read by David Attenborough

HarperAudio
12.45 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781460791301

A new, beautifully illustrated edition of David Attenborough's groundbreaking Life on Earth. David Attenborough's meeting with gorillas was one of the most unforgettable moments for millions of television viewers. With Life on Earth, Attenborough created a book and TV series that became a benchmark of quality, influencing a generation of nature lovers. David Attenborough's internationally acclaimed book of the series was a worldwide bestseller. Told through an examination of animal and plant life - with occasional juxtapositions of extinct fossil forms to reveal the origin of living creatures - Life on Earth is an astonishing celebration of the evolution of life on Earth, with a cast of characters drawn from the whole range of organisms that have ever lived on this planet. Attenborough's perceptive, dynamic approach to the evolution of millions of species of living organisms that populate the planet takes the reader on an unforgettable journey of discovery from the very first spark of life to the blue and green wonder we know today. Now, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the book's first publication, David Attenborough has revised Life on Earth, updating and adding to the original text and choosing beautiful, completely new photography. This special anniversary edition provides a fitting tribute to an enduring wildlife classic. It will enthral the generation who saw it when first published and will bring it alive for a whole new generation

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Shortlisted for the UK Specsavers National Book Award for Best Audiobook

A new, beautifully illustrated edition of David Attenborough's groundbreaking Life on Earth. David Attenborough's meeting with gorillas was one of the most unforgettable moments for millions of television viewers. With Life on Earth, Attenborough created a book and TV series that became a benchmark of quality, influencing a generation of nature lovers.

David Attenborough's internationally acclaimed book of the series was a worldwide bestseller. Told through an examination of animal and plant life - with occasional juxtapositions of extinct fossil forms to reveal the origin of living creatures - Life on Earth is an astonishing celebration of the evolution of life on Earth, with a cast of characters drawn from the whole range of organisms that have ever lived on this planet. Attenborough's perceptive, dynamic approach to the evolution of millions of species of living organisms that populate the planet takes the reader on an unforgettable journey of discovery from the very first spark of life to the blue and green wonder we know today.

Now, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the book's first publication, David Attenborough has revised Life on Earth, updating and adding to the original text and choosing beautiful, completely new photography. This special anniversary edition provides a fitting tribute to an enduring wildlife classic. It will enthral the generation who saw it when first published and will bring it alive for a whole new generation

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“It does not disappoint. The new Life on Earth is as glorious as the first.” Guardian (London)
“A beautiful and wide ranging work. The breadth of natural history covered is extraordinary and mesmerizing. Life on Earth is still breathtakingly rich, and we would know far less about it were it not for Attenborough’s wonderful skills of communication over the years: our cultural and scientific lives would be poorer without him.” New Scientist magazine
“This special anniversary edition provides a fitting tribute to an enduring wildlife classic…This audiobook includes wildlife sounds from BAFTA Award winning sound recordist Chris Watson, who has worked extensively with David Attenborough on his BBC projects. A soundscape appears at the beginning of each chapter to provide a fully immersive experience of the habitat and some of the species described.” National Books Award judges

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Author

Author Bio: David Attenborough

Author Bio: David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough is a winner of the Emmy Award–winning broadcaster and natural historian. He is the internationally bestselling author of over twenty-five books, including Life on Earth. In 2002, he was named among the 100 Greatest Britons following a United Kingdom-wide poll for the BBC. He has also served as controller of BBC Two and director of programming for BBC Television in the 1960s and 1970s, and as the president of the Royal Society for Nature Conservation in the 1990s.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 12.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English