Attenborough, Sir David

The third and final updated edition of David Attenborough’s classic Life trilogy.

“This is, quite simply, the best thing I’ve ever done,” said Sir David Attenborough on the TV series, The Trials of Life, upon which this book is based. This is the third and last of Sir David’s great natural history books based on his TV series and completes his survey of the animal world.  In Life on Earth, Sir David showed how each group of animals evolved.  In Living Planet he looked at the way they have adapted to the whole range of habitats in which they live.  Now, in Trials of Life, originally published in 1990, he completes the story by revealing how animals behave – and why. For this 2022 edition, professor Matthew Cobb of the University of Manchester read the entire book to ensure that the text retains its accuracy in light of the many advances in our understanding of animal behaviour.

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HarperCollins GB, November 2022.  346 pages, paperback, 64 plates with colour photos