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DAVID ATTENBOROUGH
ADVENTURES OF A YOUNG NATURALIST
THE ZOO QUEST EXPEDITIONS

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Adventures of a Young Naturalist

In 1954, a young television presenter 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.

His name was David Attenborough, and the programme, Zoo Quest, not only heralded the start of a remarkable career in broadcasting, but changed the way we viewed the natural world forever. 

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 who is still doing so today.

‘A marvellous book … unputdownable … utterly engaging’ Telegraph

‘An elegant and gently funny writer’ The Times

‘His writing is as impressive and as enjoyable as his TV programmes and there can be no higher praise’ Daily Express

The second volume of David Attenborough’s early adventures, Journeys to the Other Side of the Worldis out now

David Attenbourough ADVENTURES OF A YOUNG NATURALIST Two Roads Books

David Attenbourough ADVENTURES OF A YOUNG NATURALIST Two Roads Books

David Attenborough (c) Ruth Peacey[2]

Sir David Attenborough is a broadcaster and naturalist whose television career is now in its seventh decade. After studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge and a brief stint in publishing, he joined the BBC in 1952 and spent ten years making documentary programmes of all kinds, including the Zoo Quest series. In 1965, he was appointed Controller of a new network, BBC2, and then, after four years became editorially responsible for both BBC1 and BBC2.

After eight years of administration, he returned to programme-making to write and present a thirteen-part series, Life on Earth, which surveyed the evolutionary history of animals and plants. This was followed by many other series which, between them, surveyed almost every aspect of life on earth.

The Zoo Quest books were first published in the 1950s and have been out of print for decades. This new edition includes a new introduction by Sir David Attenborough as well as a selection of photographs from his archives, some of which have never been published before.

SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH DISCUSSES THE MAKING OF THE ZOO QUEST SERIES:

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