Life on Earth Author:David Attenborough David Attenborough has worked as an author and broadcaster on wildlife for the past twenty-five years. He studied zoology at Cambridge, then in 1954 made his first trip to West Africa to film animals. For the next ten years he made annual expeditions, which culminated in a series of books and television programmes called Zoo Quest. In 1965 he wa... more »s appointed Controller of BBC 2 and eight years and eight years of administrative work followed; yet their has hardly been a year when he has not travelled to some part of the world to study and film animals.
Life on Earth is his most ambitious project so far. Filming of the thirteen-part television series lasted three years and involved him and the television crews in over one million miles of travel. In addition to Attenborough's expert and accessible text, Life on Earth is profusely illustrated with exceptional color photographs that illustrate the profound beauty and diversity of life on our planet, from tiny organisms to mega-fauna, both on land and in the oceans.« less