A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future Audiobook, by David Attenborough Play Audiobook Sample

A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future Audiobook

A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future Audiobook, by David Attenborough Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: David Attenborough Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: October 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781549160813

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36:58 minutes

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04:14 minutes

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16:33 minutes

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In this scientifically informed account of the changes occurring in the world over the last century, award-winning broadcaster and natural historian shares a lifetime of wisdom and a hopeful vision for the future.

See the world. Then make it better.

I am 93. I've had an extraordinary life. It's only now that I appreciate how extraordinary. As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world - but it was an illusion. The tragedy of our time has been happening all around us, barely noticeable from day to day -- the loss of our planet's wild places, its biodiversity. I have been witness to this decline. A Life on Our Planet is my witness statement, and my vision for the future. It is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake -- and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right. We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited. All we need is the will to do so.

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“Attenborough recounts a life spent exploring and documenting wild places…Later chapters look ahead to the economic, political, and environmental devastation possible within the next several decades if drastic changes aren’t made…Longtime devotees as well as newcomers will find much to learn about the man and his mission.”

— Library Journal 


  • “A great educator as well as a great naturalist.”

    — President Barack Obama, praise for the author
  • “His easy-on-the-ears, honed-for-television voice and steady pace add to listeners’ pleasure…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    — AudioFile
  • “A combination of memoir and manifesto, the first leisurely, the second earnest… Attenborough is refreshingly optimistic, noting that one thing humans do well is solve problems. Anyone concerned with the planet’s ecological future will want to spend time with this excellent book.”

    — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough is a winner of the Emmy Award–winning broadcaster and natural historian. He is the internationally bestselling author of over twenty-five books, including Life on Earth. In 2002, he was named among the 100 Greatest Britons following a United Kingdom-wide poll for the BBC. He has also served as controller of BBC Two and director of programming for BBC Television in the 1960s and 1970s, and as the president of the Royal Society for Nature Conservation in the 1990s.