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This is the complete BBC Radio series written and presented by Sir David Attenborough featuring all twenty episodes about some of the strangest plants and creatures from around the world. One of the UK''s most popular voices examines twenty marvels of the natural world from his extraordinary and pioneering experiences. What was Sir David''s first pet? Which animal would he most like to be? How do you communicate with an ancient nomadic community in Fiji? And what did Sir David do when confronted by a ten-foot-long reptile? His enthusiasm conveys a unique fascination on topics as diverse as the Sloth, Monstrous Flowers, the Platypus, Giant Birds, Dragons, the Fire Salamander, Faking Fossils, the Coelacanth, the Dodo, Bird''s-nest Soup and the Large Blue Butterfly. So listen to these stories to find out the real reason why animals sing, the story behind a 150-million-year-old feather and what it is about snakes that really unnerves Sir David.
Noted for his wildlife films, David Attenborough joined the BBC in 1952. He had previously studied zoology at Cambridge, and then served in the Royal Navy in the late 1940s. Between 1954 and 1964, he made annual trips to film and study wildlife and human cultures in distant parts of the world. These expeditions were recorded into the "Zoo Quest" series of television programs and books. He was program director and on the board of management for the BBC from 1969 to 1972. Knighted in 1985, Sir David Attenborough was also made a Companion of Honour in 1996. Attenborough married Jane Oriel in 1950 and has a son and a daughter; he is the brother of the actor Richard Attenborough.
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This book presents David Attenborough examining marvels of the natural world bringing his own unique 'point of view'. It includes such topics as the Duck-billed Platypus, Sloth; Monstrous Flowers; Songsters, Archaeopteryx; Amber; Dragons; Birds of Paradise; and Bower Bird.
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