MARTIN HUGHES-GAMES    Book Number: 88383    Product format: Paperback

Many of us will know Martin as part of the BBC's Springwatch and Autumnwatch team, but before he began presenting he had for over three decades been a cameraman on some of the finest wildlife documentaries seen on TV. During his time behind the camera he captured the diversity and extraordinary lives of the animal kingdom, from bloodthirsty bats and vicious centipedes to man-eating tigers and immense (and very bad-tempered) elephant seals. In A Wild Life he selects 17 of his most memorable experiences which, as befits such a natural raconteur with a wealth of amazing anecdotes, tend to get added to in a delightful series of asides - for example, how does one normally get from reconstructing a crocodile attack in Australia to a tiger leech scurrying up the end of your willy in Borneo? Or testing the ability of piranha to strip a duck carcass to one dollar "canoe prostitutes" in a reedy marsh? Find out here folks! The locations featured here are truly global - the frozen wastes of Antarctica and the terrors of the Southern Ocean, the Amazon rainforest, the scorching grasslands of Africa, the "roof of the world" in the Himalayas, Milton Keynes (yes, really, the giant centipede lived nearby), the west coast of Scotland, the high plains of central Spain, the furthest reaches of north Europe, the Arctic and northern India/Nepal, to name a few! Packed full of humour and with an inimitable style. 261pp, paperback, colour photos.
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ISBN 9781472114440
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from Anonymous on 18/11/2020
I enjoyed this book and would happily have read more. I know a little about what goes into making nature documentaries but it always interesting to read more.