David Attenborough is one of the world's leading television broadcasters. His interest in the Birds of Paradise began at a very early age, leading to various expeditions to New Guinea to see them in the wild. The award-winning documentary Attenborough in Paradise fulfilled a dream to record in the wild the courtship display of these magnificent birds. Errol Fuller is well known for his books on extinction and extinct species, as well as an artist and collector of natural history material. He is passionate about the Birds of Paradise.
`The book is as sumptuous as the birds themselves, a celebration of birds that have haunted the human imagination for half a millennium.' Simon Barnes, The Times `Brilliant' Guardian `A worthy inheritor of Alistair Cooke' Telegraph `The nation's favourite wildlife broadcaster' The Times