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With Life on Earth, Attenborough created a book and TV series that became a benchmark of quality, influencing a generation of nature lovers.
David Attenborough's internationally acclaimed book of the series was a worldwide bestseller. Told through on examination of animal and plant life – with occasional juxtapositions of extinct fossil forms to reveal the origin of living creatures – Life on Earth is an astonishing celebration of the evolution of life on Earth, with a cast of characters drown from the whole range of organisms that have ever lived on this planet. Attenborough's perceptive, dynamic approach to the evolution of millions of species of living organisms that populate the planet takes the reader on an unforgettable journey of discovery from the very first spark of life to the blue and green wonder we know today.
Now, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the book's first publication. David Attenborough has revised Life on Earth, updating and adding to the original text and choosing beautiful, completely new photography. This special anniversary edition provides a fitting tribute to an enduring wildlife classic. It will enthral the generation who saw It when first published and will bring it alive for a whole new generation.
David Attenborough is one of the world's leading naturalists and broadcasters. His distinguished career spans more than sixty years, and his extraordinary contribution to natural history broadcasting and film-making has brought him international recognition, from Life on Earth to Frozen Planet, Planet Earth to Blue Planet. He has achieved many professional awards, honours and merits, including the CBE and OM, and was knighted in 1985.