"Sir David Attenborough is Britain's best-known natural history film-maker. His career as a naturalist and broadcaster has spanned nearly six decades, and in this volume of memoirs Sir David tells stories of the people and animals he has met and the places he has visited. Sir David is an Honorary Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, a Fellow of the Royal Society and was knighted in 1985. He is also Britain's most respected, trusted and lauded natural history broadcaster and writer, championing conservation and standing at the forefront of issues concerning the planet's declining species. A lot has changed since his first television documentary, and in this updated edition of Life on Air Sir David tells us of his experiences of filming in the 21st century."
Number of Pages: 448
Publication Date: 20 May 2010
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 19.7(H) x 12.9(L) x 2.6(W)
Weight (gm): 353
It's almost impossible to believe that all these things happened to one man... but David Attenborough wears his achievements lightly and there are as many laughs here as there are animals. -- Michael Palin
What shines through most of all is his enthusiasm - as undimmed now as when he started out. * Sunday Telegraph *
An enthralling autobiography from one of the linchpins of television. His life has been fascinating. Attenborough is a master story-teller, and his book is crammed with anecdotes. * Good Book Guide *
Life on Air, David Attenborough's professional autobiography, tells the entertaining story of how he turned us all into armchair experts in natural history. -- Douglas Palmer * New Scientist *
[An] engaging and often amusing text. * Choice *
David Attenborough's media career has spanned 60 years, and his extraordinary contribution to natural history broadcasting and film-making has brought him international recognition, from Life on Earth
(1979) to Frozen Planet
(2011). He has achieved many professional awards, honours and merits, including the CBE and OM, and was knighted in 1985.