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The Life of Mammals Hardcover – 15 November 2002

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Product details

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press; 1st edition (15 November 2002)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0691113246
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0691113241
  • Dimensions : 19.51 x 2.9 x 24.43 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 131 ratings

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Heavily illustrated with beautiful photographs and enlivened by Attenborough's friendly, informative writing style, this is a terrific
introduction to the wonders of our hairy, milk-producing relatives.

Attenborough brings a distinctive and zippy intelligence to everything he does. . . . [His] curiosity is boundless and infectious, and one is repeatedly reminded that once teeming and scheming humanity is left behind, the Earth can still be a magically amazing place.---Tom Shales, The Washington Post

Vintage Attenbrough text is illustrated with more than 200 color photos to provide us with a beautiful and interesting window into the lives of these diverse and fascinating animals. An excellent addition to any family or natural history library.

About the Author

David Attenborough was born in 1926 and educated at Cambridge. He started making television documentaries in the 1950s, produced the series Zoo Quest, and made some of television's first black-and-white nature films before being promoted to senior management at the BBC. In the 1970s, Attenborough returned to filmmaking and has subsequently produced some of the most famous wildlife documentaries ever made, most notably his Life series. He was knighted in 1985 and now lives near London. He is the author of The Life of Birds, The Private Life of Plants, and Life on Air (all Princeton).

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