Attenborough, David 1926-
Most widely held works about David Attenborough
Most widely held works by David Attenborough
Life on Earth : a natural history by David Attenborough ( Book )
29 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 3,337 libraries worldwide
Follows the sequence of events in the evolution of life on Earth, from the emergence of one-celled organisms to man.
The living planet : a portrait of the earth by David Attenborough ( Book )
24 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 3,019 libraries worldwide
Book discusses and pictures life in various environments such as deserts, grasslands, oceans, and the sky.
The private life of plants : a natural history of plant behaviour by David Attenborough ( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Finnish and held by 2,437 libraries worldwide
Based on the immensely popular six-part BBC program that will air in the U.S. and Canada during the fall of 1995, this book offers what writer/filmmaker David Attenborough is best known for delivering: an intimate view of the natural world wherein a multitude of miniature dramas unfold. In the program and book, both titled The Private Life of Plants, Attenborough treks through rainforests, mountain ranges, deserts, beaches, and home gardens to show us things we might never have suspected about the vegetation that surrounds us. With their extraordinary sensibility, plants compete endlessly for survival and interact with animals and insects: they can see, count, communicate, adjust position, strike, and capture. Attenborough makes the plant world a vivid place for readers, who in this book can enjoy the tour at their own pace, taking in the lively descriptions and nearly 300 full-color photos showing plants in fascinating detail. The author reveals to us the aspects of plants' lives that seem hidden from view, such as fighting, avoiding or exploiting predators or neighbors, and struggling to find food, increase their territories, reproduce themselves, and establish their place in the sun. Among the most outstanding examples, the acacia can communicate with other acacias and repel enemies that might eat their leaves, the orchid can impersonate female wasps to attract males and ensure the spreading of its pollen, the Venus's flytrap can take other organisms captive and consume them. Covering this remarkable range of information with enthusiasm and clarity, Attenborough helps us to look anew at the vegetation on which all life depends and which has an intriguing life of its own. He has created a book sure to please the plant lover and any other reader interested in exploring the natural world.
The life of birds by David Attenborough ( Book )
15 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 2,180 libraries worldwide
A survey of birds around the world explores their nesting, hunting, mating, and parenting behavior, and describes the threat to their existence presented by man.
The first Eden : the Mediterranean world and man by David Attenborough ( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 2,083 libraries worldwide
Explores the history and current state of the Mediterranean region which became a cradle of civilization.
Planet Earth the complete series ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,857 libraries worldwide
"Captures rare action, impossible locations, and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved, wildest, and most elusive creatures. From the highest mountains to the deepest rivers, [the program] takes you to places you've never been to experience sights and sounds never before captured on film. Prepare to be overwhelmed by the beauty and majesty of 'Planet Earth'"--Container.
The life of mammals by David Attenborough ( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,510 libraries worldwide
"From the under-snow tunnels of Arctic lemmings to the egg nests of the bizarre Australian echidna, from the Pacific waters inhabited by sea otters and whales to the subways of major cities, this extraordinary and attractive book brings us into the homes and lives of some of earth's most fascinating animals. Published in conjunction with a ten-part television series that will air on the Discovery Channel, The Life of Mammals brings us nose-to-nose with mammals in all of their beauty and immense variety. Renowned naturalist, writer, and filmmaker David Attenborough treks across every continent and kind of terrain to introduce us to such unusual and evolutionarily successful creatures as the Patagonian opossum, the Canadian pygmy shrew, the Alpine marmot, and the Malaysian sun bear. We meet slow-moving algae-covered sloths. We enter a pack of African wild dogs, seeing how their division of labor enables them to provide protection and food to pups, mothers, and old dogs. We learn about the navigation systems of bats and find out why Borneo's colugo is a superior glider to a flying squirrel. Along the way, Attenborough considers how evolution has shaped mammalian habits, leading herbivorous sea cows to take to the water and humans to commence agriculture. Containing more than 200 spectacular color photographs, this is a book that will gratify anyone intrigued by the natural world and the animals that inhabit it. Informative, utterly absorbing, and classic Attenborough, it represents natural history at its finest."--Publisher's description.
The trials of life : a natural history of animal behavior by David Attenborough ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1,457 libraries worldwide
This book examines how animals use their bodies-how they behave and why. Each chapter looks at a different stage in the life of animals.
Life in the undergrowth by David Attenborough ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Hungarian and held by 1,429 libraries worldwide
"This book is an attempt to survey all the small creatures without backbones that live on land--in technical terms, the terrestrial invertebrates"--Foreword.
The blue planet seas of life ( Visual )
27 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,284 libraries worldwide
Startling wildlife photography reveals the sea and its communities at their most fearsome and alluring in this landmark BBC mini-series on the ocean, a world we know less about than the moon.
The Atlas of the living world ( )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 1,221 libraries worldwide
Explains where plants and animals live and why they exist, and traces the vital geographical dimensions of natural history in maps.
The tribal eye by David Attenborough ( Book )
7 editions published between 1975 and 1983 in English and held by 1,146 libraries worldwide
Life in cold blood by David Attenborough ( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,046 libraries worldwide
Offers glimpses into the world of amphibians and reptiles and tells the history of their pioneering ancestors, the story of these animals' success, and the profound implications of their uncertain future.
The life of mammals ( Visual )
27 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,044 libraries worldwide
Introduces us to the most diverse group of animals ever to live on this planet. From the smallest to the largest, from the slowest to the fastest, from the least attractive to the most irresistible. Looks at 4,000 species, including ones that have outlived the dinosaurs and conquered the farthest places on Earth. Examine how their adaptations for finding food have had an effect on the way they socialize, mate and live.
Life in the undergrowth ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 869 libraries worldwide
David Attenborough guides the viewer through a miniature universe teeming with life, never normally seen, yet all around us. New technology reveals surreal vistas and their extraordinary inhabitants.
The life of birds ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 773 libraries worldwide
Naturalist David Attenborough journeys across seven continents filming thousands of species of birds, in order to reveal their patterns of behavior.
Amazing rare things : the art of natural history in the age of discovery by David Attenborough ( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 760 libraries worldwide
Describes the methods by which selected European artists, from Leonardo Da Vinci to Mark Catesby, portrayed the natural world during the Age of Discovery.
Life ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 739 libraries worldwide
Four years in the making, and filmed over 3000 days across every continent and in every habitat, see 130 incredible stories from frontiers of the natural world. Discover the glorious variety of life on Earth and the spectacular and extraordinary tactics animals and plants have developed to stay alive. This is evolution in action: individual creatures under extreme pressure to overcome challenges from adversaries and their environment.
The private life of plants ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 719 libraries worldwide
A kaleidoscope of the essence of life on Earth. Explores the world of the plant kingdom through time-lapse photography in exotic world-wide locations.
Life on air : memoirs of a broadcaster by David Attenborough ( Book )
20 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 663 libraries worldwide
His career as a naturalist and broadcaster has spanned nearly five decades and there are very few places on the globe that he has not visited. In this volume of memoirs David tells stories of the people and animals he has met and the places that he has visited...
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