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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 6 May 2015
I, like a lot of people, thoroughly enjoy a lot of the TV documentaries that the BBC Natural History Unit produce - and especially so if they're narrated/presented by Sir David Attenborough as he seems to bring out the most of the presentation, despite the filming often being the significant element !

This 'Planet Earth' book, along with many others of the 'book of the programme' genre based on the BBC Natural History Unit's work, is an excellent example of why still photos and text can often compare very favourably, even better, than video/voice (I also have the Blu-ray of this series).

This is especially so as a fairly recent trend (ie problem !) is to almost 'drown out' what we see and hear with music deemed to be dramatically relevant to the moment being 'covered'. The narration can also be rather simplistic, generic ands a bit 'twee' for my liking....

With this book you enjoy the best of what 'Planet Earth' had to offer, at your own pace and with a wealth of quite stunning photos reproduced to the best possible effect on good quality paper - albeit that the soothing tones of Sir David are absent !

The Amazon product webpage includes a 'Look inside' feature so you can get a good idea of what's on offer....

So, in some ways this book is better than the TV series and considering that it should be easily possible to pick up a very decent-condition 'used' copy for a snip on Amazon Marketplace as I did.

For lovers of these kind of books and especially the work of the BBC Natural History Unit it is something of a 'no-brainer' and highly recommended.
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on 13 January 2017
A beautiful book. had it re delivered on 11th Jan, as I was not in unexpectedly, and it was too big to go through the letterbox! Stunning photos, no pages missing or foxing. Acknowledgements at the front, but I am not bothered about that. Couldn't believe the price. Already got both DVD's of each Planet Earth, and am waiting for the other book, which I have ordered. The book and the first DVD of Planet Earth go together. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in David Attenborough, Alistair Fothergill, and The Natural World. You will not be disappointed!
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on 3 April 2014
Like any BBC series of books, this one has a wealth of information and plenty of lovely pictures to support the interesting text. It is better to read this book first before watching its video which makes it very vivid. Bundled with 312 pages of knowledge and information about our Planet Earth - The Only One that sustains life!!??
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on 7 October 2017
A fantastic book! It's a great companion to the DVD Boxset.
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on 6 January 2017
Not happy with this. Was described incorrectly. Was poor quality and was a gift for someone. I have tried contacting seller twice and they haven't replied.
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on 2 May 2018
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on 7 January 2018
Brilliant book
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on 26 January 2017
Purchased as gift, which was well received and enjoyed.
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on 12 February 2018
Love all the books i bought so good thank you
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on 3 November 2013
A friend of mine had a copy of this book and I borrowed it. I couldn't put it down so bought a copy for myself. I have enjoyed the series but enjoy dipping in and out of the book.
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