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Conservationist, broadcaster, writer and vice president of The Wildlife Trusts, Bill Oddie OBE, said:
“British wildlife comes in an infinite variety. So do encounters. Some are accidental, others are planned. Some are expected, others are a complete surprise. Some are dreams come true, others have never even entered the observer's - please forgive the inevitable expression - wildest dreams. This fantastic collection is not only about wildlife, it is also about the human emotions that wildlife inspires. Enjoy these encounters vicariously, then get out and experience your own.”
Naturalist and television presenter, Steve Backshall, said:
“As a kid I was inspired more than anything by writers who managed to make natural history, and the wild, exotic world come to life. Authors like Jack London, Willard Price and Wilbur Smith, who created impossible missions and wondrous characters that made me yearn to be experiencing their adventures for myself.
“Later in life it was the real life tales of Gerald Durrell, Charles Darwin, Sir David Attenborough and Alfred Russell Wallace that caught my imagination, and cemented the certainty that such achievements and experiences need not be merely fiction. To be thought worthy of inclusion in a work that contains such giants, is one of the most exciting things that has ever happened to me!”