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  • Published: 3 December 2007
  • ISBN: 9781846073465
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $55.00

Planet Earth: The Photographs


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Featuring the very best of PLANET EARTH images – from breathtaking aerials to unique, intimate portraits.

This book brings together a very special collection of pictures. PLANET EARTH is now regarded as the ultimate wildlife TV series, and its magic lies in its photography. Featuring the very best of PLANET EARTH images – from breathtaking aerials to unique, intimate portraits – PLANET EARTH, THE PHOTOGRAPHS is full of surprises, spectacle and a sense of awe. It is also, to quote David Attenborough, “an eloquent rallying call to all of us who care for the Earth’s welfare to redouble our efforts to protect those wonders that still survive.” Accompanying the images are thought-provoking captions by PLANET EARTH series producer Alastair Fothergill, along with quotes from the good and great of the wildlife and conservation world. Together they reveal the wonders of life on earth today and remind us that, without action, “within the next few years, the world itself may never look the same again.”“There is something about the wonder of nature, nature in its infinite variety and mystery, that touches people in their very souls.” Planet Earth – The Future

  • Pub date: 3 December 2007
  • ISBN: 9781846073465
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $55.00

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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