335 pages, colour photos, colour maps
Sir David Attenborough CBE and the award-winning BBC Natural History Unit embark on a landmark new series, painting a breathtaking portrait of Africa as never before caught on film. This lavish and unmissable companion to the BBC1 series reveals the undiscovered side of Africa’s five unique regions. Inspiring photography captures unprecedented wildlife behaviour, mesmerising new creatures and magical landscapes that will astound and captivate, and will challenge what you think you know about Africa. Africa: Eye to Eye With the Unknown is a spectacular journey through a vast and diverse continent in all its beautiful and unexpected abundance.
Witness the drama of eagles catching giant bats on the wing, lizards stalking their prey on the backs of lions, antelope-hunting monkeys and a nail-biting giraffe fight. Share the discovery of the world’s rarest fish species and the first-ever access to island sanctuary for the elusive African penguin. Marvel at a Congo fish that flies like a butterfly and a love-struck beetle who thinks he’s James Bond. Nowhere is more savage, more dangerous, yet more beautiful and alive than Africa. Join a unique expedition to the most extreme parts of this vast continent.
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Sir David Attenborough’s broadcasting career has spanned 60 years. He has long been the face and voice of Natural History broadcasting in the UK, from Life on Earth (1979) to Frozen Planet (2011). A former controller of BBC2, Sir David is also a Trustee of the
British Museum, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Michael Bright is the author of over 90 books on natural history, natural sciences, conservation and the environment, and a former executive producer for various departments at the BBC, including for the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol.