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David Attenborough

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


Verk av David Attenborough

Liv på jorden (1979) 1,501 exemplar
Life on Air (2002) 713 exemplar
Kampen för livet (1990) 642 exemplar
The Life of Birds (1998) 567 exemplar
Växternas hemliga liv (1995) 432 exemplar
The Life of Mammals (2002) 357 exemplar
Life in the Undergrowth (2005) 241 exemplar
Life (2009) — Berättare — 128 exemplar
Life in Cold Blood (2008) 115 exemplar
Life in the Freezer: A Natural History of the Antarctic (1993) — Berättare — 114 exemplar
Borneo (1975) 97 exemplar
Life Stories (2009) 93 exemplar
The Atlas of the Living World (1657) 90 exemplar
Frozen Planet [2011 TV series] (2011) 87 exemplar
Djurfångst i Guyana (1956) 76 exemplar
Discovering Life on Earth (1981) 73 exemplar
Planet Earth II (2016) 65 exemplar
Journeys to the Past (1981) 57 exemplar
The tribal eye (1976) 47 exemplar
The Life of Birds (1998) 46 exemplar
Quest in Paradise (1960) 45 exemplar
Blue Planet II (BD) [Blu-ray] (2017) 40 exemplar
Zoo Quest to Madagascar (1961) 36 exemplar
The Life of Mammals (2002) 32 exemplar
Africa [2013 TV series] (2013) 27 exemplar
Quest Under Capricorn (1963) 27 exemplar
Life On Earth [1979 TV series] (1979) 20 exemplar
Djurfångst i Paraguay (1959) 18 exemplar
Wildlife through the camera (1982) 16 exemplar
The Hunt (2013) 14 exemplar
Life Story (2014) — Host — 13 exemplar
Dynasties (4K/BD) [Blu-ray] (2019) 13 exemplar
Trials of Life (1990) — Host — 13 exemplar
Lost Worlds Vanished Lives (1989) 12 exemplar
Madagascar (2011) — Regissör — 12 exemplar
Seven Worlds, One Planet (2019) — Berättare — 11 exemplar
Flying Monsters 3D [Blu-ray] (2011) 9 exemplar
Micro Monsters 8 exemplar
Blue Planet: The Collection (2001) 7 exemplar
The First Eden (1987) 6 exemplar
Deep Blue [2003 film] (2003) 5 exemplar
Killer Whales: Wolves of the Sea (1994) — Regissör — 5 exemplar
Antarctica: The Last Wilderness [1993 video] (1993) — Berättare — 3 exemplar
People of paradise (1960) 3 exemplar
Nature: Fabulous Frogs (2014) — Berättare — 3 exemplar
State of the Planet (2000) 3 exemplar
Hummingbirds 2 exemplar
Trials of Life: Courting (1993) 2 exemplar
Life that Glows [DVD] (2016) 2 exemplar
The Green Planet 2 exemplar
Planeta žije (1990) 2 exemplar
Islands 1 exemplar
Great Mammoth Mystery (2022) 1 exemplar
Une vie sur notre planète (2021) 1 exemplar
Gogottes: a rift in time (2018) 1 exemplar
Miracle of Bali 1 exemplar
Raising the dinosaur giant (2016) 1 exemplar
Jewel of the Earth (2005) 1 exemplar
Ayrton's Animals 1 exemplar
Trials of Life: Fighting (1993) 1 exemplar
Our Planet 1 exemplar
Plants 1 exemplar
Prehistoric Planet 1 exemplar
Life on Earth [audiorecording read by the author] (2018) — Författare; Berättare — 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

Naturen i Selborne (1789) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor935 exemplar
Planet Earth [2006 TV series] (2006) — Berättare, vissa utgåvor582 exemplar
Planet Earth: As You've Never Seen It Before (2006) — Förord — 416 exemplar
Digging Dinosaurs: The Search That Unraveled the Mystery of Baby Dinosaurs (1988) — Förord, vissa utgåvor373 exemplar
The Blue Planet: Seas of Life [2001 TV miniseries] (2001) — Berättare — 116 exemplar
Our World's Heritage (1987) 93 exemplar
Blue Planet II: A New World of Hidden Depths (2017) — Förord — 73 exemplar
New Generation Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe (1987) — General Editor — 59 exemplar
Africa: Eye to Eye with the Unknown (2012) — Förord — 49 exemplar
Our Planet (2019) — Förord — 47 exemplar
Fungi of Britain and Europe (New Generation Guides) (1989) — General Editor — 16 exemplar
The Oxford Dictionary of Natural History (1986) — Förord — 16 exemplar
The Making of The Living Planet (1985) — Förord — 11 exemplar
Life in the Future (1976) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor8 exemplar
Kingdom of Plants (2012) — Presenter — 5 exemplar
Elders : interviews with Andrew Denton (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 5 exemplar
Penguins [2012 film] (2012) — Berättare — 5 exemplar
Tiger: Spy in the Jungle [2008 TV series] — Berättare — 5 exemplar
Attenborough and the Sea Dragon [2018 film] (2018) — Actor — 4 exemplar
The Human Face [BBC series] (2001) 4 exemplar
State of Nature 2016 — Förord, vissa utgåvor3 exemplar
Nature: Big Birds Can't Fly [2015 TV episode] (2015) — Berättare — 2 exemplar
Antarctic: On the Frozen Sea [1993 film] — Berättare — 2 exemplar
Eagle: Master of the Skies [1997 TV special] (1997) — Berättare, vissa utgåvor2 exemplar
NOVA: Wild Wolves [1997 TV episode] (1997) — Berättare — 1 exemplar
Ocean Deep (Narrator - David Attenborough) (2007) — Berättare — 1 exemplar


Allmänna fakta

Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Attenborough, David Frederick
Land (för karta)
England, UK
London, England, Storbritannien
Richmond, London, England, UK
College House, University College, Leicester, England, UK
University of Cambridge (MA|Clare College)
London School of Economics
Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys, Leicester, England, UK
Attenborough, Richard (brother)
Attenborough, F. L. (father)
Attenborough, John (brother)
British Museum (trustee)
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (trustee)
University of Cambridge, Clare College (Honorary Fellow)
Fauna and Flora International (Vice-President)
Royal Society (Fellow, 1983)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Foreign Honorary Member, 1991) (visa alla 14)
Society of Antiquaries of London (Honorary Fellow, 2007)
Zoological Society of London (Honorary Fellow, 1998)
Friends of Richmond Park
Blood Pressure Association
North American Native Plant Society
Institute of Biology (Honorary Fellow, 2000)
Linnean Society (Honorary Fellow, 1999)
Royal Navy
Priser och utmärkelser
Blue Peter Badge
BAFTA Desmond Davis Award (1970)
Order of the British Empire (commander | 1974)
BAFTA Fellowship (1979)
Fellow of the Royal Society (1983)
Knight Bachelor (1985) (visa alla 20)
Royal Victorian Order (commander | 1991)
Companion of Honour (1996)
Kew International Medal (1996)
International Cosmos Prize (2000)
Faraday Prize (2003)
British Book Award (2004)
Descartes Prize (2004)
Nierenburg Prize (2005)
Order of Merit (2005)
National Television Awards (2006)
The Culture Show British Icon Award (2006)
British Naturalists' Association Peter Scott Memorial Award (2007)
Prince of Asturias Award (2009)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (2020)



I feel sure I read this is my teen years; the bit about the straits of Gibraltar being broken open multiple times really rings a bell. Seems like Attenborough was in apocalyptic mode even back then.
themulhern | 2 andra recensioner | Jul 23, 2023 |
LIFE ON EARTH by David Attenborough (and read by him as well) was a good pick to listen to during finals week - not so engaging that I keep listening to find out what happens next at the expense of getting my grading done, but engaging enough to take my mind off my grading and other responsibilities when I needed a break, or was cooking, etc. I will say that I found it more relaxing to listen to in the chapters when he's describing things that I'm somewhat familiar with, but don't know well (i.e. the chapters on plants and invertebrates.) The chapters on vertebrates, however, were somewhat less relaxing to listen to, as I spent the whole time listening very carefully for any mistakes.

One thing Attenborough does very well in this book is connect the evolution of traits together, helping explain why certain traits evolved when they did. For example, as vascular plants evolved, there was a selective advantage for getting taller in order to better compete for light. But then, once plants started getting taller, there was a selective advantage to herbivores that could reach the tasty parts of the plants, which led to the evolution of flying insects, which in turn contributed to the evolution of the flowering plants to use those insects as targeted pollinators vs. relying on wind pollination. Some of it is almost certainly adaptationism / just-so-story-ism, but he does an excellent job of connecting various pieces together into a coherent whole.

He does get some stuff wrong -- some factual details that may have just gotten missed in the 40th anniversary update of the text, but also other places where the way he frames evolutionary history is... antiquated at best. The most egregious (in my opinion) is that he repeatedly refers to various living organisms as "primitive", and refers to non-mammalian synapsids (everything that is more closely related to mammals than any other living organism, but is not technically a true mammal -- includes things like Dimetrodon, the sail-back "dinosaur") as "reptiles". Which: No. Absolutely not. Synapsids split from the branch that would become reptiles over 200 million years ago. (He also calls early tetrapods like Tiktaalik "amphibians", which: they were almost certainly amphibious, but they were absolutely not the same as modern amphibians.)

But overall: Enjoyable to listen to Attenborough's narration even without the amazing visuals of a nature documentary.
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fyrefly98 | 7 andra recensioner | Jul 20, 2023 |
"Zoo Quest to Guiana" is a captivating travelogue written by David Attenborough, the renowned British naturalist and broadcaster. Published in 1956, the book documents Attenborough's expedition to the remote and unexplored wilderness of British Guiana (now Guyana) in South America.

The narrative takes readers on a thrilling adventure as Attenborough and his team set out to capture and bring back exotic animals for the London Zoo. As the leader of the Zoo Quest television series, Attenborough combines his passion for wildlife with a quest for discovery, immersing himself in the vibrant ecosystems of the Guianan rainforest.

Attenborough vividly describes the awe-inspiring biodiversity he encounters, from the colorful birdlife to elusive mammals, reptiles, and insects. He showcases his deep appreciation for the natural world, sharing his insights into the unique adaptations and behaviors of the species he encounters.

As the expedition progresses, Attenborough delves into the cultural and historical aspects of the region, exploring the indigenous communities and their relationship with the natural environment. He sheds light on their customs, traditions, and knowledge of the local flora and fauna, offering readers a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness between humans and their surroundings.

Throughout the book, Attenborough's passion for conservation shines through. He highlights the importance of preserving these diverse ecosystems and the need for responsible wildlife management. His observations and experiences provide readers with an educational and entertaining glimpse into the world of animal collection and the efforts to learn more about and protect the planet's biodiversity.

"Zoo Quest to Guiana" showcases Attenborough's engaging storytelling style, infused with humor, curiosity, and reverence for the natural world. The book not only captures the spirit of adventure but also serves as a valuable resource for nature enthusiasts, highlighting the importance of conservation and the wonders that await in remote corners of the globe.
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FallsGalloway | May 7, 2023 |
Very educational book. I Learned a lot about the gravity of our current problems but also about many new promising ways people are trying to make. It also convinced me to reduce meat in my diet. Make that a new new year resolution. I admire his passion and optimistic opinion about our future but I am not as optimistic about human nature as he is. Let’s hope humanity proves me wrong!
hongjunz | 15 andra recensioner | Feb 20, 2023 |



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