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The Resource Adventures of a young naturalist : the zoo quest expeditions, David Attenborough

Adventures of a young naturalist : the zoo quest expeditions, David Attenborough

Label
Adventures of a young naturalist : the zoo quest expeditions
Title
Adventures of a young naturalist
Title remainder
the zoo quest expeditions
Statement of responsibility
David Attenborough
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1954, David Attenborough, a young television presenter, was offered the opportunity of a lifetime--to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for the London Zoo's collection, and to film the expedition for the BBC for a new show called Zoo Quest. This is the story of those voyages. Staying with local tribes while trekking in search of giant anteaters in Guyana, Komodo dragons in Indonesia, and armadillos in Paraguay, he and the rest of the team contended with cannibal fish, aggressive tree porcupines, and escape-artist wild pigs, as well as treacherous terrain and unpredictable weather, to record the incredible beauty and biodiversity of these regions. 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 taught us the importance of protecting it--and who is still doing so today"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BKCT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1926-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Attenborough, David
Dewey number
590
Index
no index present
LC call number
QL61
LC item number
.A86 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Attenborough, David
  • Attenborough, David
  • Wild animal collecting
  • Naturalists
  • Zoology
  • Zoological specimens
Target audience
adult
Label
Adventures of a young naturalist : the zoo quest expeditions, David Attenborough
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book one: Zoo Quest to Guyana -- To Guyana -- Tiny McTurk and cannibal fish -- The painted cliff -- Sloths and snakes -- Spirits in the night -- Shanties on the Mazaruni -- Vampires and Gertie -- Mr. King and the mermaid -- Return -- Book two: Zoo Quest for a dragon -- To Indonesia -- The faithful Jeep -- Bali -- The animals of Bali -- Volcanoes and pickpockets -- Arrival in Borneo -- Charlie, the orangutan -- A perilous journey -- The island of Komodo -- The dragons -- Postscript -- Book three: Zoo Quest to Paraguay -- To Paraguay -- The decline of a luxury of cruise -- Butterflies and birds -- Nests on the camp -- Beasts in the bathroom -- Chasing a giant -- Ranch in the Chaco -- Chaco journey -- A second search -- Moving a menagerie
Control code
sky292976945
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 393 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781635060706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrated, maps
Label
Adventures of a young naturalist : the zoo quest expeditions, David Attenborough
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book one: Zoo Quest to Guyana -- To Guyana -- Tiny McTurk and cannibal fish -- The painted cliff -- Sloths and snakes -- Spirits in the night -- Shanties on the Mazaruni -- Vampires and Gertie -- Mr. King and the mermaid -- Return -- Book two: Zoo Quest for a dragon -- To Indonesia -- The faithful Jeep -- Bali -- The animals of Bali -- Volcanoes and pickpockets -- Arrival in Borneo -- Charlie, the orangutan -- A perilous journey -- The island of Komodo -- The dragons -- Postscript -- Book three: Zoo Quest to Paraguay -- To Paraguay -- The decline of a luxury of cruise -- Butterflies and birds -- Nests on the camp -- Beasts in the bathroom -- Chasing a giant -- Ranch in the Chaco -- Chaco journey -- A second search -- Moving a menagerie
Control code
sky292976945
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 393 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781635060706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrated, maps

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