Wild Places: The Life of Naturalist David Attenborough

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Over the past century, David Attenborough has served as a mesmeric educator introducing the public to the majestic complexity and interconnections of the myriad forms of life within our natural world. He stands as an iconic figure focusing our concern for life on this planet and the problems that threaten species survival.

In this colorfully illustrated biography of this admired naturalist, both the author and illustrator have complementarily presented a comprehensive story of David’s origins along with his professional development. The young reader will find similarities in David’s growth from his childhood curiosity to how his interests continued to focus on the natural world.

Wishing to share his knowledge of the wild places with others, his career advanced into television and films, thus introducing his audiences to exotic plants and animals. With time, he noted that human growth was replacing the wild places, that the weather patterns were changing, oceans were losing fish, forests were losing trees and we were losing our diversity. And so began the conservation movement.

This is an enriching story about a remarkable individual well-crafted to appeal to young readers.

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Author Hayley Rocco, John Rocco
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 48 pages
Publisher Penguin Young Readers Group
Publish Date 27-Feb-2024
ISBN 9780593618097 Buy this Book
Issue March 2024
Category Children's