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  • Published: 2 October 2006
  • ISBN: 9780563522126
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 312
  • RRP: $59.99

Planet Earth

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A lavish breathtaking look at the Earth as never seen before.

From the producer and author of THE BLUE PLANET, this is the ultimate portrait of our planet; the perfect companion piece to a truly landmark television event.
Prepare yourself for a spectacular tour of the world's many habitats, each possessing their own unique mood. From the claustrophobic darkness of the deep ocean, to the big skies of the open plains; the merciless, ever-expanding deserts to the diminishing jungles, teeming with violent life. The thread that binds them all is water - the precious element that has carved our world and which makes all life possible.
Discover hidden life - animals that have yet to be extensively filmed, either through the inaccessibility of their habitat or their own elusive behaviour. Witness mass migration spectacles, bioluminescent corals and rarely seen mountain cats, all beautifully captured by the world's best nature photographers.

  • Pub date: 2 October 2006
  • ISBN: 9780563522126
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 312
  • RRP: $59.99

About the Author

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.

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Praise for Planet Earth

“Full of unique, high-quality photographs of some of our planet's rarest and most unusual life forms as well as engaging and authoritative text”

The Bookseller

“Lavish and spectacular, with beautifully photographed views of every kind”

The Herald

“Absolutely mind-blowing”

The Good Book Guide

“Illustrates and vocalises the journey in a lavish manner, depicting some of the world's greatest landforms and most remarkable wildlife with skill and pertinence.... The perfect companion piece to a truly unparalleled television experience”

Accent magazine

“This book is a must”

Woman and Home

“The book of the series Planet Earth is so lavish and loving, it borders on zoophilia.”

Jim Shelley, The Guardian

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