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Zoo Quest to Guiana
David Attenborough
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Zoo Quest to Guiana

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David Attenborough's zoo quest to British Guiana to find animals and record them on film in their native habitat.
Hardcover, 210 pages
Published 1958 by The Reprint Society (first published 1956)
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I must have read this book about David Attenborough's second animal-collecting expedition in Guiana. The London Zoo and BBC helped the expedition and the book was to have been co-authored by Mr. Lester who first took Attenborough on an collecting expedition to the Tropics. Unfortunately he contracted a disease whilst they were collecting and subsequently died.
It strikes me that conservation and the dissemination of knowledge and enthusiasm for wildlife preservation would have been very differen
A book from another world, written back in 1956 in the early days of BBC wildlife programmes when collecting animals for London Zoo was still the norm. A book that follows their expedition round Guinana at a time when travelling to some of these areas was still difficult to film wildlife in their natural settings, with cameras that had film that in the heat and humidity was prone to growing its own ecosystem!!

Even so David Attenborough shows where his current thinking stems from and produces a b
Zoo Quest to Guiana, 1956, is a vivid first hand account by David Attenborough of an expedition to Guyana, then British Guiana. There was also a BBC television series of the same name, which was the prototype for modern nature documentaries. Guyana in the 1950's is an eclectic, tropical place with wild frontier areas and rich biodiversity. The book is entertaining and well written, and highly recommended for fans of nature documentaries or travel/adventure memoirs.
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Sir David Frederick Attenborough is a naturalist and broadcaster, who is most well-known for writing and presenting the nine "Life" series, produced in conjunction with BBC's Natural History Unit. The series includes Life on Earth (1979), The Living Planet (1984), The Trials of Life (1990), Life in the Freezer (about Antarctica; 1993), The Private Life of Plants (1995), The Life of Birds (1998), T ...more
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