Zoo Quest expeditions
Publication year: 2017
Media class: Hardback
Genre: Wild animal collecting
Publisher: Two Roads, 2017
Resource type: Physical
Previous edition: published as The Zoo Quest expeditions. London: Lutterworth Press, 1980
Contents: Zoo quest to Guyana. Originally published: 1956 -- Zoo quest for a dragon. Originally published: 1957 -- Zoo quest in Paraguay. Originally published: 1959
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, this 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.
As with all David Attenborough books this is very readable and interesting. It also shows how the world has changed since 1950s, how the making of natural history programmes for television has changed and how the functions of zoos have changed.
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