Steve’s first love was writing, and his career began working for the Rough Guides, and freelance travel writing for publications such as the Independent and Times. With over half a million words worth of diaries and crazy anecdotes, Steve is the perfect contributor for any travel, wildlife or conservation media.
Saker is a member of the Clan, a clandestine group offering child renegades for hire to the highest bidder. The Clan are like brothers, but once you’re a member you can never leave - ever. Each member of the Clan has their own animal identity and corresponding tattoo, each is an expert in jungle law, survival and the ways of animals in order to make them better spies, thieves or assassins.
Saker’s latest assignment takes him to India to bring down the men who protect tigers. He’s being employed by a Chinese overlord who specialises in poaching for tiger farms and tiger organs for high priced medicines. But something happens to make Saker change sides and now he’s on the run from his predatory brothers. They’re hunting him down and they’re professionals.
He meets fifteen year old Sinter, a spoiled rich girl, who is running away from an arranged marriage, and their uneasy friendship will eventually form an unshakeable bond, as together they face adventure and danger as two young eco-warriors in a truly threatening world.
Saker and Sinter are on a quest to right some of the horrific wrongs perpetrated against wildlife around the planet. As they rescue tigers or mountain gorillas, thwart shark finners and cyanide fishers, rainforest exploiters and canned hunters, they come face to face with the world’s most fascinating, majestic and lethal creatures.
A childhood dream leading to a journey of a lifetime. It all began after a rainy-day visit with his family to an exhibition of artefacts from Papua New Guinea. From that moment on the seven-year-old boy was captivated: he knew this was somewhere he needed to go, this was a place he needed to explore. But how could a boy from the suburbs go about becoming an explorer?
After graduating from university, Steve began writing for the Rough Guides travel series, which then lead to television work. Soon he was carrying business cards from National Geographic which described him as their ‘Adventurer in Residence’. And soon there he was, in the vast untamed wilderness of Papua New Guinea, experiencing the crushing lows and extraordinary highs of the BBC’s Lost Land of the Volcano expedition.
Full of the most incredible wildlife, mind-blowing wildernesses, hairy adventures in the jungle, cannibals, nasty bacteria, hilarious camaraderie with other crew members and natives alike, triumph, danger and non-stop excitement, Looking for Adventure is the irresistible and inspiring story of how a little boy from a normal British family went on to become a modern day explorer, with his heart winning out and the adrenalin all-consuming and unrelenting. Steve’s new book Looking For Adventure is available now!
Join DEADLY 60 presenter Steve Backshall in the world’s deadliest book about animals, packed with fascinating facts, killer statistics and stunning photographs. Combined with his own incredible experiences with creatures, large and small, Steve reveals tricks of camouflage, feats of strength, endurance, teamwork and speed, as well as giving us a glimpse into the lives of extremeophiles and looking at some of our planet’s endangered species.
The book that follows the hit BBC TV series. Find out whether an alligator snapping turtle or a Great White shark has a bigger bite, hear behind the scenes tales, and learn about what it takes to film deadly animals in the wild.
Steve’s great passion is inspiring others to get outside and get interested in wildlife and the Great Outdoors, and in this ‘How To’ guide, he comes up with a thousand suggestions for doing just that. From learning how to catch crayfish and cook up a meal from nature’s supermarket, to learning about tracking, and from kayaking with seals to rock climbing to see peregrines. It’s the perfect handbook to our wild world.
Venom is a study of the world’s most poisonous creatures, it explodes the myths, examines the science, and contains a breakdown of what the world’s most venomous creatures really are, with a continent by continent list of toxic treats.
Steve was an author for the Rough Guides, and was a writer on the guides to Indonesia and SE Asia.
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