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Eye to Eye with the Unknown


336 Pages, 10 x 11

Cloth, $39.95 (US $39.95) (CA $43.95)

Publication Date: February 2013

ISBN 9781780879147

Rights: US & CA

Quercus (Feb 2013)

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An extraordinary companion guide to the next landmark natural history documentary series from the BBC, aiming to reshape the way we think about each region of Africa by revealing never-before-seen impressions of the continent Sir David Attenborough CBE and the award-winning BBC Natural History Unit embark on a watershed new series, painting a breathtaking portrait of Africa as never before caught on film. This lavish and unmissable companion to the series reveals the undiscovered side of Africa's five unique regions. Inspiring photography captures unprecedented glimpses of wildlife behavior, mesmerizing creatures, and magical landscapes that will astound, captivate, and challenge what audiences think they know about Africa. This is a spectacular journey through a vast and diverse continent in all its beautiful and unexpected abundance. Readers will witness the drama of eagles catching giant bats on the wing, lizards stalking their prey on the backs of lions, antelope-hunting monkeys, and a nail-biting giraffe fight; share the discovery of the world's rarest fish species and the first-ever access to an island sanctuary for the elusive African penguin; marvel at a Congo fish that flies like a butterfly and a lovestruck beetle who thinks he's James Bond; and join a unique expedition to the most extreme parts of this vast continent.

Author Biography

Michael Bright is the author of more than 90 books on natural history, natural sciences, conservation, and the environment, including 1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die, and a former executive producer for the BBC. David Attenborough's broadcasting career has spanned 60 years. He has long been a prominent face and voice of natural history broadcasting, including cowriting and narrating Life and narrating The Blue Planet and Planet Earth.