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Looking for Adventure: A Childhood Dream. A Lost Land. The Journey of a Lifetime

Biography / Memoir

By: Steve Backshall (Author)

352 pages, colour illustrations, maps

Phoenix Publishers

Paperback | May 2012 | #210833 | ISBN-13: 9780753828724
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NHBS Price: £9.99 $13/€12 approx

About this book

How do you become an explorer? It's a question every child has asked. And, Steve Backshall was no different. But after a rainy-day visit to an exhibition of artefacts from Papua New Guinea, it was a question that began to obsess the seven-year old Backshall. Due to this childhood interest, the vast, untamed wildness of Papua New Guinea was where Backshall forged his unlikely path. From crushing lows of early failures to the extraordinary highs of the BBC's Lost Land of the Volcano expedition, it was this dark island which gave Backshall his opportunity. Full of incredible wildlife, extraordinary wilderness, jungles, cannibals, pitfalls, triumph, danger and excitement, Looking for Adventure is the irresistible, inspiring story of a little boy who let his heart rule his head.


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Biography

Naturalist Steve Backshall is the presenter of the top-rated CBBC natural history programme, Deadly 60. After writing for Rough Guides and filming documentaries for National Geographic he became a key member of the expedition team for the hit series, Lost Land of the Jaguar, Lost Land of the Volcano and Lost Land of the Tiger. He has written three books for children. He lives in Buckinghamshire.

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