Life on Earth
David Attenborough’s acclaimed Life on Earth celebrates its 40th anniversary with an updated edition, including all new photography.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the book’s first publication, David Attenborough has revised Life on Earth, updating and adding to the original text and choosing completely new photography. This special anniversary edition provides a fitting tribute to an enduring wildlife classic. It will enthral the generation who saw it when first published and bring it alive for a whole new generation.
David Attenborough’s meeting with gorillas was one of the most unforgettable moments for millions of television viewers. With Life on Earth, Attenborough created a book and TV series that became a benchmark of quality, influencing a generation of nature lovers.
The internationally acclaimed book of the series was a worldwide bestseller. Told through an examination of animal and plant life – with occasional juxtapositions of extinct fossil forms to reveal the origin of living creatures – Life on Earth is an astonishing celebration of the evolution of life on Earth, with a cast of characters drawn from the whole range of organisms that have ever lived on this planet. Attenborough’s perceptive, dynamic approach to the evolution of millions of species of living organisms that populate the planet takes the reader on an unforgettable journey of discovery from the very first spark of life to the blue and green wonder we know today.
Published by William Collins
286 mm x 226 mm