David Attenborough Life on Air ( CD)
|In this volume of memoirs, David Attenborough tells stories of the people and animals he has met and the places that he has visited during his five-decade career as a naturalist and broadcaster. Over the last 25 years, he has established himself as the world''s leading natural history filmmaker with several landmark BBC series, most recently the hugely popular "Life" and "Blue Planet, " alongside "Life on Earth, The Living Planet, The Trials of Life, The Private Life of Plants, " and "Life of Birds." Now hear the story of his own life.|
From the Publisher:
David Attenborough is one of the most influential, admired and best-liked figures in television. This title includes his story of how he introduced colour television to Britain, and the background to his epic series, such as "Life on Earth," and "Life in Cold Blood."
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.