Synopses & Reviews
The North American continent stretches over 9.5 million square miles, and is home to more than 500 million people, who share it with hundreds of thousands of species of mammals, birds, insects, and plantsmany of them extraordinary, unforgettable, and unique. With 150,000 miles of coastline, North America also has the longest and most abundant shores of any continent on Earth.
In the stunning seven-part series from Discovery Channel, renowned nature producer Huw Cordey travels from the Arctic to the Tropics, revealing the wonders of the most dynamic continent on Earthfrom the stunning glow of the Aura Borealis in Alaska to the thousands of tornadoes that batter the Great Plains each year to the 55-ton crystals in Mexicos Crystal Cave.
North America, the companion book to the television series, follows the producers as they tell the story of this rich and eclectic land through more than 250 gorgeous full-color photographs and engaging essays. Chock-full of interesting facts about the various ecology and wildlife of the many regions of the continent Prairies, Coasts, Mountains, Freshwater, Deserts, and Forests North America exposes the continent as youve never seen it before.
“Through words and photographs, this book tells of the continent’s birth millions of years ago, as well as highlighting the very heart of North America. It is an absolute treasure.”
North America is the companion book to a seven-part Discovery Channel series airing around the world in May 2013.
About the Author
has been making wildlife documentaries for twenty years. Between 1996 and 2009 he worked for the world renown BBC Natural History Unit, producing programs on blue chip, landmark series such as Land of the Tiger, Andes to Amazon,
Sir David Attenboroughs Life of Mammals, Planet Earth, Big Cat Diary
and South Pacific.
Cordey has written and presented a number of radio programs for the BBC and articles for publications such as BBC Wildlife Magazine
and Lonely Planet Magazine.