Seven Worlds, One Planet

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - OUR WILD WORLD -

BY JONNY KEEL­ING & SCOTT ALEXAN­DER, BBC BOOKS, £25

With each BBC land­mark nat­u­ral his­tory se­ries some four years to make, it stands to rea­son that it wouldn’t be pos­si­ble to squeeze all the in­cred­i­ble sto­ries and images ac­cu­mu­lated over those years into a TV se­ries just a few hours long. And that’s where the ac­com­pa­ny­ing book of­fers so much more than sim­ply rounding up what you’ve seen on TV.

The com­plete story is told here by ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer Jonny Keel­ing and se­ries pro­ducer Scott Alexan­der, with a fore­word from Sir David At­ten­bor­ough. The book fills in so much – not only of what hap­pened while mak­ing the se­ries, but also of how these seven uniquely mag­nif­i­cent con­ti­nents came to be and evolved into the rich bio­di­ver­sity that sprawls its way around the planet. Ex­pect to be wowed by the sheer di­verse beauty of na­ture. Paul McGuin­ness

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