Journeys to the Other Side of the World
Further Adventures of a Young Naturalist
Following his breakthrough television series Zoo Quest, David Attenborough travelled extensively with a cameraman to make nature documentaries in locations as far away as Madagascar, the Pacific Islands and Australia’s Northern Territory. They also filmed the regions’ indigenous peoples and their traditions, including the land divers of Pentecost Island, the sing-sings of New Guinea and a Royal Kava ceremony on Tonga. With characteristic charm, insight and humour, he recalls these journeys, and his encounters with animals such as paradise birds, chameleons and sifakas.
Adventures of a Young Naturalist
The Zoo Quest Expeditions
In 1954 a young David Attenborough accepted a commission to travel the world in search of rare and elusive animals to add to London Zoo's collection. Filming his expeditions for the BBC television series Zoo Quest, he stayed with local tribes while trekking in search of giant anteaters in Guyana, Komodo dragons in Indonesia and armadillos in Paraguay. On his return, he recorded his experiences in this memoir, illustrated with black and white photographs, and published here with an introduction he added in 2017. Slightly off-mint.