The Man Who Climbs Trees

The Lofty Adventures of a Wildlife Cameraman
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Author(s): James Aldred
Original Publish Date: May 22, 2018
Product Number: EB00708981
Released: May 22, 2018
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ISBN: #9781328473530
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"[A] white-knuckled adventure through some of the most spectacular forests in the world."—The Washington Post Every child knows the allure of climbing trees. But how many of us get to make a living at it, spending days observing nature from the canopies of stunning forests all around the world? As a wildlife cameraman for the BBC and National Geographic, James Aldred spends his working life high up in trees, poised to capture key moments in the lives of wild animals and birds. Aldred's climbs take him to the most incredible and majestic trees in existence. In Borneo, home to the tallest tropical rain forest on the planet, just getting a rope up into the 250-foot-tall trees is a challenge. In Venezuela, even body armor isn't guaranteed protection against the razor-sharp talons of a nesting Harpy Eagle. In Australia, the peace of being lulled to sleep in a hammock twenty-five stories above the ground— after a grueling day of climbing and filming—is broken by a midnight storm that threatens to topple the tree. In this vivid account of memorable trees he has climbed ("Goliath," "Apollo," "Roaring Meg"), Aldred blends incredible stories of his adventures in the branches with a fascination for the majesty of trees to show us the joy of rising—literally—above the daily grind. "An addictive book for nature lovers."—Kirkus Reviews "A book of heart-stopping bravery and endurance, packed with astonishing—and sometimes gruesome—encounters with wild creatures. James Aldred is an old-school hero, and his thrilling recollections of a life of adventure driven by a love for trees will give you new reverence for the beauties and mysteries of the natural world."—Helen MacDonald, author of H Is for Hawk

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CD
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Author(s): James Aldred
Narrator(s): Samuel Roukin
Product Number C05128
Released: Jun 29, 2018
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ISBN: #9781501983412
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Author(s): James Aldred
Narrator(s): Samuel Roukin
Product Number Z13843
Released: May 22, 2018
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ISBN: #9781501983542
MP3 CD
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Author(s): James Aldred
Narrator(s): Samuel Roukin
Product Number MP2542
Released: Jul 26, 2018
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ISBN: #9781980008330