The Trials Of Life: A Natural History Of Animal Behaviour | Paperback | By David Attenborough

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  • The Trials of Life: A Natural History of Animal Behaviour
  • Pages: 320
  • Format: Paperback
  • Author: David Attenborough
  • Publisher: William Collins
  • Publication date: 10 November 2022
  • Category: Science & Nature, Animals, Natural History
  • Size: 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.4cm
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The Trials of Life: A Natural History of Animal Behaviour by David Attenborough


The third and final updated edition of David Attenborough's classic Life trilogy. Life on Earth covered evolution, Living Planet , ecology, and now The Trials of Life tackles ethology, the study of how animals behave.

'This is, quite simply, the best thing I've ever done.' Sir David Attenborough on the TV series, The Trials of Life, upon which this book is based.

This is the third and last of Sir David's great natural history books based on his TV series and competes his survey of the animal world that began with Life on Earth and continues with Living Planet. In Life on Earth, Sir David showed how each group of animals evolved. In Living Planet he looked at the way the have adapted to the whole range of habitats in which they live. Now, in Trials of Life, he completes the story by revealing how animals behave - and why.


‘A marvellous book … unputdownable … utterly engaging’ Telegraph

‘An elegant and gently funny writer’ The Times

‘His writing is as impressive and as enjoyable as his TV programmes and there can be no higher praise’ Daily Express

‘A great educator as well as a great naturalist’ Barack Obama

‘Sir David is a wizard of television, and, like Gandalf or Dumbledore, he has a near-magical gift for combining warmth and gravitas . . . the man who, for me, exemplifies the best in British broadcasting’ Louis Theroux

‘When I was a young boy I used to love turning on the television and watching David's programmes and really feeling like I was either back out in Africa or I was learning about something magical and almost out of this planet’ HRH Prince William

About the Author

David Attenborough is one of the world’s leading naturalists and broadcasters. His distinguished career spans more than fifty years, and his multi-award winning films and series have been broadcast around the world.


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