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The Resource The shark and the albatross : adventures of a wildlife film-maker, John Aitchison

The shark and the albatross : adventures of a wildlife film-maker, John Aitchison

Label
The shark and the albatross : adventures of a wildlife film-maker
Title
The shark and the albatross
Title remainder
adventures of a wildlife film-maker
Statement of responsibility
John Aitchison
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For twenty years John Aitchison has been travelling the world to film wildlife for the BBC and other broadcasters, taking him to far-away places on every continent. The Shark and the Albatross is the story of these journeys of discovery, of his encounters with animals and occasional enterprising individuals in remote and sometimes dangerous places. His destinations include the far north and the far south, expeditions to film for Frozen Planet and other natural history series, in Svalbard, Alaska, the remote Atlantic island of South Georgia, and the Antarctic. They also encompass wild places in India, China and the United States. In all he finds and describes key moments in the lives of animals, among them polar bears and penguins, seals and whales, sharks and birds, and wolves and lynxes. He reveals what happens behind the scenes and beyond the camera. He explains the practicalities and challenges of the filming process, and the problems of survival in perilous places. He records touching moments and dramatic incidents, some ending in success, others desperately sad. There are times when a hunted animal triumphs against the odds, and others when, in spite of preparation for every outcome, disaster strikes. And, as the author shows in several incidents that combine nail-biting tension with hair-raising hilarity, disaster can strike for film-makers too. This is natural history writing at its absolute best, evocative, informative and gripping from first to last
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aitchison, John
Dewey number
910.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aitchison, John
  • Cinematographers
  • Animals
  • Travel writing
Target audience
adult
Label
The shark and the albatross : adventures of a wildlife film-maker, John Aitchison
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • First published: 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057932164
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781253496
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)953924928
Label
The shark and the albatross : adventures of a wildlife film-maker, John Aitchison
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • First published: 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057932164
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781253496
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)953924928

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