The Shark and the Albatross

The Shark and the Albatross

A Wildlife Filmmaker Reveals Why Nature Matters to Us All

Paperback - 2016
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For twenty years John Aitchison has been traveling the world to film wildlife for a variety of international TV shows, taking him to far-away places on every continent. Aitchison 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.
Published: Vancouver, British Columbia :, Greystone Books Ltd.,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781771642187
1771642181
Branch Call Number: 777.832 AIT
Characteristics: vii, 240 pages (24 unnumbered pages of plates) :,illustrations (some color), maps ;,23 cm

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Sep 24, 2016

Poorly written, terrible foreword, no insight into animal behaviour or ecology, the author isn't even a good photographer (many of the photographs are by others); too many penguins; maps are confusing; self promotional.

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