Journeys to the Other Side of the World: further adventures of a young naturalist

Travel with the young David Attenborough as he blazes his iconic trails of discovery across the world.


Following the success of the original Zoo Quest series in the 1950s Attenborough embarked on new expeditions into a very different part of the world. From Madagascar and New Guinea to the Pacific islands and Australia, he and his cameraman aimed to record not just the wildlife, but the way of life of the indigenous people of the regions, whose traditions had never been encountered before by the British public.


From the land divers of Pentecost Island and the sing-sings of Papua New Guinea, to a Royal Kava ceremony on Tonga and the ancient art of the Northern Territory, it became a journey like no other. Alongside these remarkable cultures he encountered paradise birds, chameleons, sifakas and many more animals in some of the most unique environments on the planet.


Written with David Attenborough's characteristic charm, humour and warmth, Journeys to the Other Side of the World will carry you into an inimitable adventure among people, places and the wildest of wildlife. A spellbinding insight into a young naturalist seeing the world for the first time, and a modern age of discovery captured for posterity.

  • by Sir David Attenborough 
  • paperback
  • 432 pages
  • 16 x 4 x 24.1 cm
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