Seven Worlds, One Planet
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