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Blue Planet 2 (DVD): David Attenborough Blue Planet 2 (DVD)
David Attenborough 1
R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

In recent years, our knowledge of what goes on in our Ocean has been transformed. Blue Planet 2 uses cutting-edge breakthroughs in science and technology to explore new worlds, reveals astonishing creatures and extraordinary new animal behaviours.

As we journey through our deep seas, coral reefs, open ocean, green seas and coasts we share these extraordinary new discoveries. But we now know that ocean health is under threat. Never has there been a more crucial time to explore our remotest seas, and to examine what the future will hold for our blue planet.

Episodes:

  • Episode 1 - One Ocean
  • Episode 2 - The Deep
  • Episode 3 - Coral Reefs
  • Episode 4 - Big Blue
  • Episode 5 - Green Seas
  • Episode 6 - Coasts
  • Episode 7 - Our Blue Planet
Planet Earth 2 (DVD): David Attenborough Planet Earth 2 (DVD)
David Attenborough 7
R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Captured in stunning Ultra-high definition detail, Planet Earth II is an immersive exploration of the jungles, mountains, deserts, islands, grasslands and cities of the world.

Journey to the four corners of the globe to discover the extreme forces that shape life in each of these iconic landscapes and the remarkable ways animals manage to overcome the challenges of surviving in the wildest places on Earth. From eye-to-eye encounters with incredible creatures to epic journeys through breathtaking wildernesses, experience the wonder of the natural world as never before.

Episodes:

  • Islands
  • Mountains
  • Jungles
  • Deserts
  • Grasslands
  • Cities
Our Planet (Hardcover, Tv Tie-In Edition): Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey, Fred Pearce Our Planet (Hardcover, Tv Tie-In Edition)
Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey, Fred Pearce; Foreword by David Attenborough 1
R485 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R114 (24%) Shipped within 15 - 19 working days

With a foreword by Sir David Attenborough, breathtakingly beautiful still photography, specially commissioned maps and graphics, and compelling text expanding on the remarkable TV stories and giving the reader a depth of information that is impossible on screen, this companion to the groundbreaking NETFLIX series presents a whole new view of the place we call home.

Featuring some of the world's rarest creatures and previously unseen parts of the Earth—from deep oceans to remote forests to ice caps—Our Planet takes nature-lovers deep into the science of our natural world. Revealing the most amazing sights on Earth in unprecedented ways, alongside stories of the ways humans are affecting the world’s ecosystems—from the wildebeest migrations in Africa to the penguin colonies of Antarctica—this book captures in one concise narrative a fundamental message:

What we do in the next twenty years will determine the future of not just the natural world but humanity itself. If we don't act now to protect and preserve our planet, the beauty we're lucky enough to witness on these pages will have disappeared...

Life on Earth (Paperback): David Attenborough Life on Earth (Paperback)
David Attenborough 1
R270 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R57 (21%) Shipped within 15 - 19 working days

A new, fully updated edition of David Attenborough's groundbreaking Life on Earth. David Attenborough's unforgettable meeting with gorillas became an iconic moment for millions of television viewers. Life on Earth, the series and accompanying book, fundamentally changed the way we view and interact with the natural world setting a new benchmark of quality, influencing a generation of nature lovers. Told through an examination of animal and plant life, this is an astonishing celebration of the evolution of life on earth, with a cast of characters drawn from the whole range of organisms that have ever lived on this planet. Attenborough's perceptive, dynamic approach to the evolution of millions of species of living organisms takes the reader on an unforgettable journey of discovery from the very first spark of life to the blue and green wonder we know today. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the book's first publication, David Attenborough revisited Life on Earth, completely updating and adding to the original text, taking account of modern scientific discoveries from around the globe. This paperback edition also includes more than 60 full colour photographs, chosen by the author to help illustrate the book in a much greater way than was possible forty years ago. This updated edition provides a fitting tribute to an enduring wildlife classic, destined to enthral the generation who saw it when first published and bring it alive for a whole new generation.

With Honourable Intent - A Natural History of Fauna and Flora International (Hardcover): Tim Knight, Mark Rose With Honourable Intent - A Natural History of Fauna and Flora International (Hardcover)
Tim Knight, Mark Rose; Foreword by Sir David Attenborough
R1,268 R850 Discovery Miles 8 500 Save R418 (33%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Established over a century ago, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) was the world's first international conservation organisation. The pioneering work of its founders in Africa led to the creation of numerous protected areas, including Kruger and Serengeti National Parks. For the first time, the story of FFI's history is told in its entirety. Throughout its history, FFI has repeatedly broken new ground. It is renowned for its innovative, landmark programmes, many of which have come to be regarded as classic examples of conservation practice: the eleventh-hour rescue of the Arabian oryx in 1962; the multifaceted Mountain Gorilla Project launched in 1978; Tunnels for Toads in 1987, one of countless campaigns on behalf of the UK's neglected amphibians, reptiles and bats; a 1994 botanical initiative in Turkey that anticipated the Important Plant Area concept; and, in 2000, the first programme to put biodiversity firmly on the agenda of blue-chip companies. It has been instrumental in creating much of today's global conservation infrastructure, including such well-known institutions as IUCN - The World Conservation Union, the Worldwide Fund for Nature, CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) and TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. To this day, FFI continues to blaze a trail for others to follow, and this beautifully illustrated volume showcases its illustrious history. With a Foreword by Sir David Attenborough, FFI's Vice-President, the book is filled with stunning photography throughout, making it the perfect gift for nature and wildlife enthusiasts.

Amazing Rare Things - The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery (Hardcover): David Attenborough, Susan Owens Amazing Rare Things - The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery (Hardcover)
David Attenborough, Susan Owens; Text written by Martin Clayton, Rea Alexandratos; Illustrated by Leonardo Da Vinci, … 2
R520 R404 Discovery Miles 4 040 Save R116 (22%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This illustrated book records some defining moments in the art of natural history, taken from the world-famous collection of drawings at Windsor Castle. It accompanies the exhibition which opened at the Queen's Gallery, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, in January 2007, moving to the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, in Spring 2008.

Drawn From Paradise - The Discovery, Art and Natural History of the Birds of Paradise (Hardcover): David Attenborough, Errol... Drawn From Paradise - The Discovery, Art and Natural History of the Birds of Paradise (Hardcover)
David Attenborough, Errol Fuller 1
R805 R567 Discovery Miles 5 670 Save R238 (30%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Drawn from Paradise is David Attenborough's journey through the cultural history of the birds of paradise, one of the most exquisite and extravagant, colourful and intriguing families of birds. From the moment they were introduced to the European mind in the early sixteenth century, their unique beauty was recognised and commemorated in the first name that they were given - birds so beautiful must be birds from paradise. In this unique exploration of a truly awe-inspiring family of birds which to this day is still shrouded in mystery, David Attenborough and Errol Fuller trace the natural history of these enigmatic birds through their depiction in western works of art throughout the centuries, featuring beautiful illustrations by such luminary artists as Jacques Barraband, William Hart, John Gould, Rubens and Breughel, to name but a few. Experienced ornithologists and general nature and art enthusiasts alike will delight in this journey of discovery of the world's most beautiful and mysterious birds.

BBC Seven Worlds: One Planet - Natural Wonders From Every Continent (Hardcover): Jonny Keeling, Scott Alexander BBC Seven Worlds: One Planet - Natural Wonders From Every Continent (Hardcover)
Jonny Keeling, Scott Alexander; Foreword by David Attenborough 1
R485 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R114 (24%) Shipped within 15 - 19 working days

Welcome home. A place 200 million years in the making.

Long ago, our planet had only one gigantic land mass. Then something monumental happened. That supercontinent ruptured and seven different worlds were born.

Each of those worlds - or continents - evolved, and continues to evolve, its own way of life. From the jungle of the Congo or the majestic Himalayas to the densely populated wilds of Europe or the comparatively isolated Australasia, Seven Worlds, One Planet explores the natural wonders that give each of our continents its distinct character. Following the animals that have made these iconic environments their home, it discovers spectacular wildlife stories that reveal what makes each of these seven worlds unique.

With a foreword by Sir David Attenborough and over 250 breathtaking images, including stills from the BBC Natural History Unit’s spectacular footage, Seven Worlds, One Planet is a stunning exploration of the planet, and the worlds within it, that we call home.

Attenborough: Sixty Years In The Wild (DVD): David Attenborough Attenborough: Sixty Years In The Wild (DVD)
David Attenborough 1
R38 Discovery Miles 380 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

David Attenborough looks back over a career that encompasses over sixty years of natural history film making. Focusing on three areas of particular interest, the pioneering presenter examines how science, the environment and film making itself have changed during his lifetime.

Adventures of a Young Naturalist (Paperback): David Attenborough Adventures of a Young Naturalist (Paperback)
David Attenborough 1
R250 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R53 (21%) Shipped within 15 - 19 working days

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'A charming period piece' Times

'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.' New York Times

'A marvellous book ... unputdownable ... utterly engaging' Telegraph

In 1954, a young television presenter named David Attenborough 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.

Now 'the greatest living advocate of the global ecosystem' this is the story of the voyages that started it all. 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 battled 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. The methods may be outdated now, but the fascination and respect for the wildlife, the people and the environment - and the importance of protecting these wild places - is not.

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 who is still doing so today.

'An elegant and gently funny writer' Times

'His writing is as impressive and as enjoyable as his TV programmes and there can be no higher praise' Daily Express

For further adventures from Sir David Attenborough, try Journeys to the Other Side of the World - coming September 2018

Journeys to the Other Side of the World - further adventures of a young David Attenborough (Paperback): David Attenborough Journeys to the Other Side of the World - further adventures of a young David Attenborough (Paperback)
David Attenborough 1
R250 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R53 (21%) Shipped within 15 - 19 working days

'With charm, erudition, humour and passion, the world's favourite natural history broadcaster documents some of his expeditions from the late 1950s onwards' Sunday Express Following the success of the original Zoo Quest expeditions, the young David Attenborough embarked on further travels in a very different part of the world. From Madagascar and New Guinea to the Pacific Islands and the Northern Territory of Australia, he and his cameraman companion were aiming to record not just the wildlife, but the way of life of some of the indigenous people of these regions, whose traditions had never been encountered by most of the British public before. From the land divers of Pentecost Island and the sing-sings of New Guinea, to a Royal Kava ceremony on Tonga and the ancient art of the Northern Territory, it is a journey like no other. Alongside these remarkable cultures he encounters paradise birds, chameleons, sifakas and many more animals in some of the most unique environments on the planet. Written with David Attenborough's characteristic charm, humour and warmth, Journeys to the Other Side of the World is an inimitable adventure among people, places and the wildest of wildlife. 'Abundantly good' TLS 'A wondrous reminder of Attenborough's pioneering role . . . full of delightful tales' Daily Express 'An adventure that sparked a lifetime's commitment to the planet' The Lady 'Attenborough is a fine writer and storyteller' Irish Times

Life on Earth (Hardcover): David Attenborough Life on Earth (Hardcover)
David Attenborough 1
R765 R492 Discovery Miles 4 920 Save R273 (36%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

A new, beautifully illustrated edition of David Attenborough's groundbreaking Life on Earth. David Attenborough's unforgettable meeting with gorillas became an iconic moment for millions of television viewers. Life on Earth, the series and accompanying book, fundamentally changed the way we view and interact with the natural world setting a new benchmark of quality, influencing a generation of nature lovers. Told through an examination of animal and plant life, this is an astonishing celebration of the evolution of life on earth, with a cast of characters drawn from the whole range of organisms that have ever lived on this planet. Attenborough's perceptive, dynamic approach to the evolution of millions of species of living organisms takes the reader on an unforgettable journey of discovery from the very first spark of life to the blue and green wonder we know today. Now, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the book's first publication, David Attenborough has revisited Life on Earth, completely updating and adding to the original text, taking account of modern scientific discoveries from around the globe. He has chosen beautiful, completely new photography, helping to illustrate the book in a much greater way than was possible forty years ago. This special anniversary edition provides a fitting tribute to an enduring wildlife classic, destined to enthral the generation who saw it when first published and bring it alive for a whole new generation.

David Attenborough's Life On Land - A DVD Encyclopedia (DVD, Boxed set): David Attenborough David Attenborough's Life On Land - A DVD Encyclopedia (DVD, Boxed set)
David Attenborough
R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Twenty years ago, David Attenborough started making a series of programmes about the different groups of living organisms that inhabit the lands of our planet birds and mammals, plants and insects, amphibians and reptiles. He looked at the history of each one from its first appearance and surveyed the multitude of different forms into which it now involved. Includes: 'Life in the Undergrowth', 'The Private Life of Plants', 'Life in Cold Blood', 'The Life of Birds', 'The Life of Mammals' and 'First Eden'.

These landmark series now form David Attenborough'ss Life on Land Collection and are brought to you here in the order in which these various groups arrived during the history of life.

To accompany these series is an index which can be accessed interactively on each of the discs and is also included in this collection as a hard-backed book. You can use the index to look up a species and find not only on which disc (or discs) it appears, but by clicking on its name, summon it to your screen. You can also use the same method to find examples of particular aspects of natural history, such as mimicry and camouflage, aggression or courtship.

So now you have at your fingertips a 40-hour long panorama of the living world as it exists today at the beginning of the 21st Century.

Journeys to the Other Side of the World (Paperback): David Attenborough Journeys to the Other Side of the World (Paperback)
David Attenborough 1
R433 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R137 (32%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Following the success of the original Zoo Quest expeditions, in the late 1950s onwards a young David Attenborough embarked on further expeditions in a very different part of the world.

From Madagascar and New Guinea to the Pacific Islands and the Northern Territory of Australia, he and his team were not just searching for rare animals, but were aiming to record the way of life of some of the tribes of these regions, whose traditions and ways of life had never been seen by most of the British public before.

From the land divers of Pentecost Island and the sing-sings of New Guinea, to a Royal Kava ceremony on Tonga and the ancient art of the Northern Territory - the place where, it has since been discovered, humanity has existed the longest - it is a journey like no other. Along the way, he encounters paradise birds, lemurs, sifakas, and many more animals in areas that are home to some of the most unique wildlife on the planet.

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

Journeys to the Other Side of the World - further adventures of a young David Attenborough (Hardcover): David Attenborough Journeys to the Other Side of the World - further adventures of a young David Attenborough (Hardcover)
David Attenborough 1
R619 R505 Discovery Miles 5 050 Save R114 (18%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

'With charm, erudition, humour and passion, the world's favourite natural history broadcaster documents some of his expeditions from the late 1950s onwards' Sunday Express Following the success of the original Zoo Quest expeditions, the young David Attenborough embarked on further travels in a very different part of the world. From Madagascar and New Guinea to the Pacific Islands and the Northern Territory of Australia, he and his cameraman companion were aiming to record not just the wildlife, but the way of life of some of the indigenous people of these regions, whose traditions had never been encountered by most of the British public before. From the land divers of Pentecost Island and the sing-sings of New Guinea, to a Royal Kava ceremony on Tonga and the ancient art of the Northern Territory, it is a journey like no other. Alongside these remarkable cultures he encounters paradise birds, chameleons, sifakas and many more animals in some of the most unique environments on the planet. Written with David Attenborough's characteristic charm, humour and warmth, Journeys to the Other Side of the World is an inimitable adventure among people, places and the wildest of wildlife. 'Abundantly good' TLS 'A wondrous reminder of Attenborough's pioneering role . . . full of delightful tales' Daily Express 'An adventure that sparked a lifetime's commitment to the planet' The Lady 'Attenborough is a fine writer and storyteller' Irish Times

Endeavouring Banks - Exploring the Collections from the Endeavour Voyage 1768-1771 (Hardcover): Neil Chambers Endeavouring Banks - Exploring the Collections from the Endeavour Voyage 1768-1771 (Hardcover)
Neil Chambers; Contributions by John Gascoigne, David Attenborough, Jeremy Coote, Anna Agnarsdottir, …
R1,026 R738 Discovery Miles 7 380 Save R288 (28%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

When English naturalist Joseph Banks (1743-1820) accompanied Captain James Cook (1728-1779) on his historic mission into the Pacific, the Endeavour voyage of 1768-71, he took with him a team of collectors and illustrators. Banks and his team returned from the voyage with unprecedented collections of artefacts and specimens of stunning birds, fish and other animals as well as thousands of plants, most seen for the first time in Europe. They produced, too, remarkable landscape and figure drawings of the peoples encountered on the voyage along with detailed journals and descriptions of the places visited, which, with the first detailed maps of these lands (Tahiti, New Zealand and the East Coast of Australia), were afterwards used to create lavishly illustrated accounts of the mission. These caused a storm of interest in Europe where plays, poems and satirical caricatures were also produced to celebrate and examine the voyage, its personnel and many `new' discoveries. Along with contemporary portraits of key personalities aboard the ship, scale models and plans of the ship itself, scientific instruments taken on the voyage, commemorative medals and sketches, the objects (over 140) featured in this new book will tell the story of the Endeavour voyage and its impact ahead of the 250th anniversary in 2018 of the launch of this seminal mission. Artwork made both during and after the voyage will be seen alongside actual specimens. And by comparing the voyage originals with the often stylized engravings later produced in London for the official account, the book will investigate how knowledge gained on the mission was gathered, revised and later received in Europe. Items separated in some cases for more than two centuries will be brought together to reveal their fascinating history not only during but since that mission. Original voyage specimens will feature together with illustrations and descriptions of them, showing a rich diversity of newly discovered species and how Banks organized this material, planning but ultimately failing to publish it. In fact, many of the objects in the book have never been published before. The book will focus on the contribution of Banks's often neglected artists Sydney Parkinson, Herman Diedrich Spoering, Alexander Buchan as well as the priest and Pacific voyager Tupaia, who joined Endeavour in the Society Islands, none of whom survived the mission. These men illustrated island scenes of bays, dwellings, canoes as well as the dress, faces and possessions of Pacific peoples. Burial ceremonies, important religious sites and historic encounters were all depicted. Of particular interest, and only recently recognised as by him, are the original artworks of Tupaia, who produced as part of this mission the first charts and illustrations on paper by any Polynesian. The surviving Endeavour voyage illustrations are the most important body of images produced since Europeans entered this region, matching the truly historic value of the plant specimens and artefacts that will be seen alongside them.

Planet Earth (DVD): David Attenborough Planet Earth (DVD)
David Attenborough
R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Shipped within 15 - 21 working days

Four years in the making, with a budget of unprecedented proportions, Planet Earth has stretched the boundaries of natural history television.

High definition photography, revolutionary ultra-high speed cameras and detailed images from the air enabled the series to capture the most amazing footage ever seen. T

Episodes:

  • From Pole To Pole
  • Mountains
  • Fresh Water
  • Caves
  • Deserts
  • Ice Worlds
  • Great Plains
  • Jungles
  • Shallow Seas
  • Seasonal Forests
  • Ocean Deep
Natural World - The David Attenborough Collection (DVD): David Attenborough Natural World - The David Attenborough Collection (DVD)
David Attenborough 1
R607 Discovery Miles 6 070 Shipped within 15 - 21 working days
Natural World - The David Attenborough Collection (Blu-ray disc): David Attenborough Natural World - The David Attenborough Collection (Blu-ray disc)
David Attenborough
R680 Discovery Miles 6 800 Shipped within 15 - 21 working days
Planet Earth: The Collection - Planet Earth 1 & 2 (DVD, Boxed set): David Attenborough Planet Earth: The Collection - Planet Earth 1 & 2 (DVD, Boxed set)
David Attenborough 1
R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Planet Earth
Four years in the making, with a budget of unprecedented proportions, Planet Earth has stretched the boundaries of natural history television. High definition photography, revolutionary ultra-high speed cameras and detailed images from the air enabled the series to capture the most amazing footage ever seen. This stunning television experience combines rare action, unimaginable scale, impossible locations and intimate moments from our planet's best-loved, wildest and most elusive creatures. From the highest mountains to the deepest rivers, this blockbuster series takes you on an unforgettable journey through the challenging seasons and the daily struggle for survival in Earth's most extreme habitations. Prepare to be overwhelmed by the beauty of Planet Earth.

Planet Earth 2
Captured in stunning Ultra-high definition detail, Planet Earth 2 is an immersive exploration of the jungles, mountains, deserts, islands, grasslands and cities of the world. Journey to the four corners of the globe to discover the extreme forces that shape life in each of these iconic landscapes and the remarkable ways animals manage to overcome the challenges of surviving in the wildest places on Earth. From eye-to-eye encounters with incredible creatures to epic journeys through breathtaking wildernesses, experience the wonder of the natural world as never before.

The David Attenborough Collection (DVD): David Attenborough The David Attenborough Collection (DVD)
David Attenborough
R1,080 Discovery Miles 10 800 Shipped within 15 - 21 working days

Collection of documentaries presented and narrated by Sir David Attenborough. Set within The Royal Botanic Gardens in London, home to a remarkable 90% of all known species of plant, 'Kingdom of Plants' aims to provide an in-depth exploration into the life of plants. Through the use of the latest technology and advanced filming techniques, Attenborough and his crew set out to capture the life and dynamism of plants, something that is often invisible to the human eye. 'Galapagos' is a documentary about the islands of the Galapagos. This programme follows the lives and journeys of remarkable animals from the Giant Tortoise to the Waved Albatross, allowing the viewer to get up close to the creatures and their natural habitats. 'Micro Monsters' explores the hidden world of microscopic insects and bugs. Delving deep into the everyday lives of creatures such as killer ants, spiders and scorpions, this programme shows the audience the intriguing acts they perform from weaving silk trap doors to wearing their victims' corpses. Using modern scientific advances and research into fossils, 'Rise of Animals' investigates how animals alive today have evolved from a small number of ancient life forms. The historical footage and cutting-edge CGI used in the show allows viewers to discover how human beings resemble those primeval creatures. In 'Natural History Museum Alive', David Attenborough brings to life the residents of London's famous museum. From extinct creatures such as the dodo and dinosaurs to some lesser known animals from Earth's prehistoric past, Attenborough highlights the distinctive features of the residents he meets and discusses how they may have lived and died.

Our Planet (Hardcover): Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey, Fred Pearce Our Planet (Hardcover)
Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey, Fred Pearce; Foreword by David Attenborough 1
R740 R590 Discovery Miles 5 900 Save R150 (20%) Shipped within 18 - 22 working days
Life on Earth (Paperback): David Attenborough Life on Earth (Paperback)
David Attenborough
R359 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R70 (19%) Shipped within 18 - 22 working days

A new, fully updated edition of David Attenborough's groundbreaking Life on Earth. David Attenborough's unforgettable meeting with gorillas became an iconic moment for millions of television viewers. Life on Earth, the series and accompanying book, fundamentally changed the way we view and interact with the natural world setting a new benchmark of quality, influencing a generation of nature lovers. Told through an examination of animal and plant life, this is an astonishing celebration of the evolution of life on earth, with a cast of characters drawn from the whole range of organisms that have ever lived on this planet. Attenborough's perceptive, dynamic approach to the evolution of millions of species of living organisms takes the reader on an unforgettable journey of discovery from the very first spark of life to the blue and green wonder we know today. Now, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the book's first publication, David Attenborough has revisited Life on Earth, completely updating and adding to the original text, taking account of modern scientific discoveries from around the globe. He has chosen beautiful, completely new photography, helping to illustrate the book in a much greater way than was possible forty years ago. This special anniversary edition provides a fitting tribute to an enduring wildlife classic, destined to enthral the generation who saw it when first published and bring it alive for a whole new generation.

Amazing Rare Things - The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery (Paperback): David Attenborough, Susan Owens, Martin... Amazing Rare Things - The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery (Paperback)
David Attenborough, Susan Owens, Martin Clayton, Rea Alexandratos
R500 R400 Discovery Miles 4 000 Save R100 (20%) Shipped within 18 - 22 working days

A gorgeously illustrated volume devoted to the natural history drawings and watercolors of Leonardo da Vinci and other outstanding artists of the Age of Discovery From the fifteenth century onwards, as European explorers sailed forth on grand voyages of discovery, their encounters with exotic plants and animals fanned intense scientific interest. Scholars began to examine nature with fresh eyes, and pioneering artists transformed the way nature was seen and understood. In Amazing Rare Things, renowned naturalist and documentary-maker David Attenborough joins with expert colleagues to explore how artists portrayed the natural world during this era of burgeoning scientific interest. The book focuses on an exquisite selection of natural history drawings and watercolors by Leonardo da Vinci, Alexander Marshal, Maria Sibylla Merian, and Mark Catesby, and from the collection of Cassiano dal Pozzo-works all held in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle. Attenborough and his coauthors offer lucid commentary on topics ranging from the 30,000-year history of human drawings of the natural world, to Leonardo's fascination with natural processes, to Catesby's groundbreaking studies that introduced Europeans to the plants and animals of North America. With 160 full color illustrations, this beautiful book will appeal to readers with interests that extend from art and science to history and nature.

Alfred Russel Wallace - Letters from the Malay Archipelago (Hardcover): John van Wyhe, Kees Rookmaaker Alfred Russel Wallace - Letters from the Malay Archipelago (Hardcover)
John van Wyhe, Kees Rookmaaker; David Attenborough
R432 Discovery Miles 4 320 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This volume brings together the letters of the great Victorian naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) during his famous travels of 1854-62 in the Malay Archipelago (now Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia), which led him to come independently to the same conclusion as Charles Darwin: that evolution occurs through natural selection. Beautifully written, they are filled with lavish descriptions of the remote regions he explored, the peoples, and fascinating details of the many new species of mammals, birds, and insects he discovered during his time there. John van Wyhe and Kees Rookmaaker present new transcriptions of each of the letters, including recently discovered letters that shed light on the voyage and on questions such as Wallace's reluctance to publish on evolution, and why he famously chose to write to Darwin rather than to send his work to a journal directly. A revised account of Wallace's itinerary based on new research by the editors forms part of an introduction that sets the context of the voyage, and the volume includes full notes to all letters. Together the letters form a remarkable and vivid document of one of the most important journeys of the 19th century by a great Victorian naturalist.

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