British naturalist David Attenborough's warm knowledgeable voice, familiar from so many nature documentaries, leads listeners stage by stage through the epic history of the development of life on Earth. Attenborough always sounds fascinated by the wonders of the natural world he's describing, whether it's the life cycle of coral or the courtship displays of bower birds, and his enthusiasm is genuine and contagious. This 40th anniversary edition of the text, first published in 1979, has been updated to reflect the most current scientific discoveries, and nature soundscapes at the beginning of each chapter help to set the scene. But it's the vivid pictures that Attenborough conjures up with his words that keep us listening to understand our own place in the history--and future--of the planet. J.M.D. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2019]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2018
DD ISBN $21.81
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