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  • Published: 2 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9780593079768
  • Imprint: Bantam Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $49.99
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Our Planet




Companion to the groundbreaking NETFLIX original documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough, OUR PLANET presents a new view of the world, using stunning photographic images and graphics to reveal animal behaviour and environmental change that we've never seen before.

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THE OFFICAL COMPANION TO THE GROUNDBREAKING NEW NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY SERIES
‘The future of all life on this earth depends on our willingness to take action now’ - David Attenborough
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With a foreword by Sir David Attenborough, breathtakingly beautiful still photography, specially commissioned maps and graphics, and compelling text expanding on the remarkable TV stories and giving the reader a depth of information that is impossible on screen, this companion to the groundbreaking NETFLIX series presents a whole new view of the place we call home.

Featuring some of the world's rarest creatures and previously unseen parts of the Earth—from deep oceans to remote forests to ice caps—Our Planet takes nature-lovers deep into the science of our natural world.

Revealing the most amazing sights on Earth in unprecedented ways, alongside stories of the ways humans are affecting the world’s ecosystems—from the wildebeest migrations in Africa to the penguin colonies of Antarctica—this book captures in one concise narrative a fundamental message:

What we do in the next twenty years will determine the future of not just the natural world but humanity itself.
If we don't act now to protect and preserve our planet, the beauty we're lucky enough to witness on these pages will have disappeared . . .

  • Pub date: 2 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9780593079768
  • Imprint: Bantam Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $49.99

About the Authors

Alastair Fothergill

Alastair Fothergill was the executive producer of The Hunt. Previous to that, he was the executive producer of Frozen Planet for the BBC – a series he conceived following the success of Planet Earth, which he produced. Director of the associated feature film Earth, he has also co-directed four feature films for Disney.

Alastair studied zoology at the University of Durham, joined the BBC Natural History Unit in 1983 and was appointed head of the NHU in 1992. During his tenure, he produced the award-winning series on the Antarctic, Life in the Freezer. In 1998, he stood down to concentrate on producing the hugely successful The Blue Planet.

In 2012 he co-founded the independent production company Silverback Films, which produced The Hunt for the BBC. Alastair is the author of four books.

Keith Scholey

Raised in East Africa, Keith Scholey studied zoology at the University of Bristol, gaining both a BSc and PhD. In 1982, he joined the BBC Natural History Unit as a researcher on the David Attenborough series The Living Planet. Later he became a producer and then series producer, running series including Prisoners of the Sun, Wildlife on One, and the Wildlife Specials and creating and producing Big Cat Diary. In 1998, he became head of the BBC Natural History Unit and subsequently controller of all BBC Factual Productions. He is now is the joint director of Silverback Films, based in Bristol, where he has directed and produced three Disney nature feature films--African Cats, Bears, and Dolphin Reef--and been responsible for the Discovery series North America and Deadly Islands and the Netflix original documentary series Our Planet. Keith lives in Bristol.

Fred Pearce

The Times described Fred Pearce recently as one of Britain's finest science writers. An author and journalist based in London, he has reported on environment, popular science and development issues from over 60 countries over the past 20 years, specialising in global environment issues. He is the environment and development consultant for the New Scientist and writes regularly for the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, the Independent the Times Higher Education Supplement and Country Life. In the US he has written for the Boston Globe, Audubon Magazine, Foreign Policy, Seed, Popular Science and Time and has written reports and extended journalism for WWF, the UN Environment Programme, the Red Cross, UNESCO, the World Bank and the UK Environment Agency. He is syndicated in Japan, Australia and elsewhere and his books have been translated into at least ten languages, including French, German, Portuguese, Japanese and Spanish.

He was voted BEMA Environment Journalist of the Year in 2001 and has been short-listed for the same award in 2000, 2002 and 2003. He is a past recipient of the Peter Kent Conservation Book Award and the TES Junior Information Book Award.

He is a regular broadcaster on radio and TV, and has given public lectures on all six continents in the past two years.

'Fred is one of the few people that understand the world as it really is' - James Lovelock, scientist

'[Fred is] one of my heroes' - Rt. Hon John Gummer MP, former UK environment secretary

Praise for The Landgrabbers:

'Brilliant: Fred Pearce has lifted the lid on an issue that has yet to register with most people. Anyone who cares about the fate of the planet should read this.' Chris Mullin


Fred's books include: The Landgrabbers, Peoplequake, Deep Jungle, When the Rivers Run Dry, The Last Generation, Confessions of an Eco Sinner and Ian and Fred's Big Green Book for children.


Praise for Our Planet

“Featuring some of the world's rarest creatures and previously unseen parts of the Earth - Our Planet travels deep into the science of our natural world. Revealing the most amazing sights, alongside stories of the way humans are affecting the world's ecosystems - this book is part of a vital global conversation about protecting and preserving the planet.”

Compass Magazine

“Breathtaking photographs”

Radio Times

“A treat on your coffee table and a fine companion to any binge watch of the series”

Wanderlust

“Astonishing book...full of beautiful photographs”

Radio Times

“Revealing the most amazing sights on Earth, alongside stories of the way humans are affecting the world's ecosystems, this book places itself at the forefront of a global conversation as we work together to protect and preserve the planet.”

Catholic Times


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From the creator of "Planet Earth," "Our Planet" series takes viewers on an unprecedented journey through some of the world's most precious natural habitats, narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

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