The frozen wastes of the Southern Ocean; the tropical rainforests of South America, the scorching grasslands of Africa, the dizzy heights of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas: Martin Hughes-Games has been to every continent on earth filming natural history programmes. A Wild Life is Martin's personal account of his astonishing adventures around the world, both as a presenter for the BBC and a producer of nature documentaries.
We all know Martin as a member of Springwatch and Autumnwatch team, but before his presenting days he spent many years behind the camera producing up-close-and-personal wildlife documentaries on location often in perilous conditions. During a career spanning more than three decades, he has captured the extraordinary life and diversity of the animal kingdom on film - from bloodthirsty bats and man-eating tigers, to huge elephant seals and tiny but ever so painful centipedes.
Warmly told with humour and an inimitable style, and packed with insightful facts from the natural world - how fast is the fastest creature on earth, the peregrine falcon? How high can a bird, the bar headed goose on migration, really fly? - A Wild Life has to be one of the natural history books of the year.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Product dimensions:||7.70(w) x 4.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
MARTIN HUGHES-GAMES co-presents the BBC's Springwatch and Autumnwatch programmes, having worked in television for over 30 years. He trained as a zoologist before joining the BBC science department as a producer. He is also an obsessive motorcyclist, passionate climber and chicken fancier.
Table of Contents
1 Flying with Falcons 1
2 Sailing the Southern Ocean 15
3 The Incontinent Society of Mallaig 31
4 Vampires! 48
5 The Hunt for 'Jaws' 62
6 'The Bite of the Giant Centipede' 79
7 On the Roof of the World 90
8 Crocodile Attack 111
9 Bird Strike 125
10 Rolling Cars up the Top End 139
11 In Polar Bear Country 149
12 Swimming with Elephants 166
13 Nuna Bhale - Walking with a Man-Eating Tiger 180
14 Running with Reindeer 196
15 Mysteries and Legends of the Amazon 210
16 Conversations with Mahouts 225
17 African Wild Dogs 240