A marvellous book ... unputdownable ... utterly engaging.
An elegant and gently funny writer.
A great educator as well as a great naturalist.
Sir David is a wizard of television, and, like Gandalf or Dumbledore, he has a near-magical gift for combining warmth and gravitas . . . the man who, for me, exemplifies the best in British broadcasting.
Full of Attenborough's trademark enthusiasm, wit and intelligence, it's a natural history fan's treat.
Utterly engaging . . . immensely colourful and dramatic
A charming period piece
A beautiful new edition ... of our favourite naturalist's account of his travels for the BBC
His writing is as impressive and as enjoyable as his TV programmes and there can be no higher praise.
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 to wildlife