Publication Date: May 2024
RRP: $34.99
ISBN: 9781922979575
Format: Paperback
Size: 153mm x 234mm
Pages: 288
Category: Wildlife, Natural world, Habitat destruction, Attenborough, Antarctica, Africa, Ecology, Travel, Conservation, Nature, Ecotourism, Environment

Wild Quests

Journeys into Ecotourism and the Future for Animals

Satyajit Das

An eye-opening, honest examination of ecotourism, from the heights (birdwatching) to the depths (whale watching) and everywhere in between Tony Wheeler

‘Full of terrific insights, vivaciously written and gorgeously illustrated, Wild Quests combines enormous passion for wild animals with some telling truths about humanity’s wilful failure as guardians of our natural world’ Phillip Adams AO

A lament for the decline of wild spaces and a celebration of the animals who roam them.

Thirty years ago, two trips to iconic destinations, Africa and the Antarctic, profoundly changed Satyajit Das’s life. Ecotourism – watching wildlife in nature – became his gravitational centre. Wild Quests is a literal and metaphorical record of these travels.

Over time, during his encounters with remarkable wild animals in continents across the world, he came to question the underlying preoccupations and tensions in humans’ complex and troubled relationship with nature. What lies at the heart of our fascination with wild animals and our attempts to pursue an ‘experience’? During a time of ecological emergency and habitat destruction, what responsibility does the ecotourist have to the natural world?

Brimming with passion, wit and candour, Wild Quests combines travelogue, history and science to provide penetrating insights into animals, humans and the future of the planet.

Satyajit Das

Satyajit Das is a financier who was named in 2014 by Bloomberg as among the fifty most influential people in financial markets. He has held senior positions in banks and industry and now works as a consultant to investors and corporations...
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