The Life of Mammals by David Attenborough

Published by British Broadcasting Corporation, 2002, Hardback in Dust Wrapper. 1st Ed.

Condition: Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy.

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Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: Of marsupials, mice and men. Evolution, and Sir David Attenboroughs 23-year sequence of books and BBC television Life films, have culminated in the mammals and the explosion of awareness and intelligence. In the very short period of 100 million years a mere blink in evolutionary time the first mammals have arrived at world dominance.

This came largely from hair and milk. Insulation and central heating made them adaptable to any surroundings. Care of the young led to learning and bigger brains. Otters, camels, lions, foxes and sheep, moles undergound, whales at sea, bats in the air, polar bears, antelope, squirrels, mice, monkeys and man have exploited every habitat and every food source the basis of this new narrative.

David Attenborough has also evolved. In his 50 years of planning, writing and making television programmes of the first quality, he has constantly deepened his and our understanding of life on earth. This new book and its accompanying series of remarkable films in many ways crown his work. Vision, enthusiasm and the ability to share knowledge in an enthralling way the gifts of an outstanding teacher.

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