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

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

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.

Title:A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781538719985
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  • Sean Barrs

    Unpopular opinion time: I really do not like David Attenborough and the cognitive dissonance he displays in this book Now let me tell you why: he does not do enough. Most people will read such a st...

  • Andr Oliveira

    This was really good. It tells us how the world has been changing since David was born and how it could look like in the future if we keep doing what we are doing today. In the last chapter, he also p...

  • Dr. Appu Sasidharan

    Summary (Regular Review) An award-winning natural historian shares his knowledge he acquired during his last 93 years of life through this book. He is exploring the various threats imposed by human...

  • Ingrid

    This is so worth reading! I hope everybody does and that it will actually help the earth to recover. Sir David Attenborough points out that the end of life on our planet might be near, but that there ...

  • Emma

    I can't imagine the changes he has seen up close, the senseless destruction of our planet becoming ever more clear with each documentary series. The depressing transition is detailed here in his 'witn...

  • Gary

    Sir David Attenborough is someone who makes everything interesting and in this book full of statistics and scientifically described information he still holds my attention where many others would fail...

  • Cher

    4 stars = Fantastic and easy to recommend.We are causing a rate of biodiversity loss that is more than 100 times the average, and only matched in the fossil record during a mass extinction event.Plast...

  • Monika

    Home, a tiny corner (although it is not so tiny, afterall). It is so comforting to us that even in its lack and/or absence, we often find ourselves delving into it. Home is often our first reaction to...

  • Alan Cotterell

    Thank you to Netgalley, Random House and Sir David Attenborough for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.“We humans, alone on Earth, are powerful enough to create worlds, and then to destroy them...

  • Dan Graser

    Though citizens of the UK claim David Attenborough as a national treasure, the planet needs to embrace him as an international treasure. No one in my lifetime has done more to educate the public on th...