New Life Stories
New Life Stories is the second installment of Sir David's look back at the wildlife that has captured his imagination and enthusiasm over his distinguished career. It is a fascinating trip around the world in search of extraordinary plants, animals, and people, in the company of this wonderful communicator. Sir David shares his thoughts on a whole range of topics, from...more
And yes, this little bookworm has had a crush on him for a long time!
He's one of those people who just naturally get respect. He's dedicated, has a huge heart, is full of energy and ...more
This was such an enjoyable book. It's a set of somewhat random chapters which between them bring together so many elements of writing and thinking about the natural world. There are the familiar fascinating facts but also elements of autobiography - good to be reminded that this giant of broadcasting and ...more
WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: Just trying to learn more about the natural world
REVIEW: This is no Seeds of Hope but I learned a lot of interesting facts about plants, and animals. This book is based on a TV show. Each chapter equals an episode. The author/reader discusses the history and mystery of things like potatoes and cicadas.
Volume two of David Attenborough's Life Stories made once again for a delightful read. It's similar (if not identical, actually) in structure to its predecessor though the content is as varied as before. Having said that, there is a lot of overlap between the anecdotes in 'New Life Stories' and his autobiography once again - but when they are as entertaining as they are, it's not an awful lot to complain about. I particularly enjoyed the chapters on his experience with a Kiwi whilst filming in ...more
I can't tell you whether or not all of these stories overlap with something in his series, but from what I know there was just a little overlap. Even then there was a shift in focus in the story from what was presented in the video. Sir David still gives that wonderful enthusiasm about the natural world, but in this book he adds his ...more