Following the success of the original Zoo Quest expeditions, in the late 1950s onwards a young David Attenborough embarked on further travels in a very different part of the world.
From Madagascar and New Guinea to the Pacific Islands and the Northern Territory of Australia, he and his team were not just searching for rare animals, but were aiming to record the way of life of some of the tribes of these regions, whose traditions had never been seen by most of the British public before.
From the land divers of Pentecost Island and the sing-sings of New Guinea, to a Royal Kava ceremony on Tonga and the ancient art of the Northern Territory - the place where, it has since been discovered, humanity has existed the longest - it is a journey like no other. Along the way, he encounters paradise birds, lemurs, sifakas, and many more animals in areas that are home to some of the most unique wildlife on the planet.
Written with David Attenborough's characteristic charm, humour and warmth, Journeys to the Other Side of the World is a unique, and inimitable, adventure among people, places and the wildest of wildlife.
- Publication Date:
- 30 / 09 / 2019
- 160 x 241mm
Not only were they documenting the wildlife, but also the people and their cultures.
I especially enjoyed the way David thought about the indigenous religions and rituals. The had reasons for existing, a propose. They are derived from simple needs, like wanting more food, but not these stories have lives of their own. - Neisha (QBD)