LOOKING FOR ADVENTURE
A CHILDHOOD DREAM, A LOST LAND, THE JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME.
How do you become an explorer? It’s a question every child has asked. And, Steve Backshall was no different. But surely he’d been born a century too late?
Where were the new frontiers and the undiscovered places? What was left out there to explore? And how, at the turn of the 21st century, do you even begin trying to follow in the footsteps of your heroes? It appeared to be an impossible dream.
The vast, untamed wilderness of Papua New Guinea was where Backshall forged his unlikely path. From crushing lows of early failures to the extraordinary highs of the BBC’s Lost Land of the Volcano expedition, it was this dark island which gave Backshall his opportunity.
Full of incredible wildlife, extraordinary wilderness, jungles, cannibals, pitfalls, triumph, danger and excitement, Looking for adventure is the irresistible, inspiring story of a little boy who let his heart rule his head and, against the odds, grew up to lead the life he had always dreamed of.
Naturalist Steve Backshall is the presenter of the top-rated CBBC natural history programme, Deadly 60. After writing for Rough Guides and filming documentaries for National Geographic, he joined the BBC where he became a key member of the Lost Land Expedition team. He has written three books for children, Looking for Adventure is his first adult title. He lives in Buckinghamshire, England.
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Authored by Steve Backshall and published by Swordfish an imprint of Orion publishing of London in 2011. Soft cover bound, this First Edition copy is in Fine condition, covered in plastic, with an illustrated cover. The size of the book is 232x151x27mm, with 337 pages. ISBN 9780857820129. Appears un-read, edges yellowed, 48pp col photographic plates. Clean and well bound. No inscriptions, annotations, or marks.