Wildlife Through The Camera - VariousLondon: The British Broadcasting Corporation, 1982, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank alongside a personal book plate.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Maps; Colour frontispiece;
From the cover: “Wildlife Through The Camera is based on the BBC Natural History Unit's popular television series ‘Wildlife on One’, narrated by David Attenborough. Twenty-seven of the programmes have been arranged for publication by the series producer, Peter Bale, under six main headings: An Eye in the Night; Further Than the Eye Can See; Creatures of Inland and Coastal Waters; Oceans and Islands; The Private World of the Wild; and Stranger than Fiction;
They aim to show not only the range and content of the programmes, but also the pioneering techniques that have been used in the series to bring intimate animal studies to the screen. Among the outstanding programmes represented are ‘Badgerwatch’ — Peter Bale; ‘20th Century Fox’ — Mike Beynon; ‘Gently Smiling Jaws’, and ‘Vampire’ — Adrian Warren. From crocodiles and their hatchlings in Africa to the private life of the ostrich; from the family life of foxes in an English city to the untrammelled existence of the water vole in the Devon countryside, this is a collection that celebrates not only the romance of wildlife, but also the everyday joys that enrich, and perils that threaten, the existence of creatures in their natural habitat.
Each contribution is accompanied by colour illustrations, linking closely with the programmes and designed to illuminate an important aspect of the life of the animal studied.”