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Zoo Quest for a Dragon

David Attenborough / David Attenborough
David Attenborough first appeared in front of a television camera in the 1950s when together with London Zoo's Curator of Reptiles Jack Lester he persuaded the BBC to mount and film a joing animal-collecting expedition. The result was Zoo Quest. With its stunning photography well-written scripts and David Attenborough's now instantly-recognisable narration the series was an instant success. This behind-the-scenes look at how the first programmes were made reveals moments of hardship on horseback canoe and in a wreck of a jeep through swamp desert and rainforest. Attenborough tells of danger on the crew's hazardous boat trip with a gun-smuggling captain and the terror of erupting volcanoes. He also depicts for the listener some of the incredible sights he and his team witnessed — breathtaking butterflies taking tea with Charlie the orangutan and the the voyage to the little-known island of Komodo to capture the elusive Komodo Dragon. Specially recorded for audio David Attenborough's early adventures are sometimes life-threatening often hilarious and always totally absorbing. The warmth and enthusiasm that have made him a broadcasting legend are instantly apparent here as he recounts this magical journey.

  • Published by Random House UK
  • Fiction/Non-FictionNon Fiction
  • Genre Nature
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 1st April 2006
  • Duration 03 Hrs. 13 Mins.
  • ISBN 9781405628907