Last Chance To See

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Random House, Jul 31, 2013 - Nature - 224 pages
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'Douglas Adams' genius was in using comedy to make serious points about the world' Independent

After years of reflecting on the absurdities of life on other planets, Douglas Adams teamed up with zoologist Mark Carwardine to find out what was happening to life on this one. Together they lead us on an unforgettable journey across the world in search of exotic, endangered creatures - animals that they may never get another chance to see. They encounter the animal kingdom in its stunning beauty, astonishing variety, and imminent peril: the giant Komodo dragon of Indonesia, the helpless but lovable Kakapo of New Zealand, the blind river dolphins of China, the white rhinos of Zaire, the rare birds of Mauritius island in the Indian Ocean. Both funny and poignant, Last Chance to See is the tale of an unforgettable wildlife odyssey - and a timely reminder of all that we must protect.

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Funny and educational in equal measure. - Goodreads
Wow, so many cute animals, with pictures! - Goodreads
Spellbinding stories, incredible writing. - Goodreads
Introspective, educational, and often hilarious. - Goodreads
I have a whole new respect for Adams as a writer. - Goodreads
Science, biology, comedy, timing, pace, reality. - Goodreads

Review: Last Chance to See: In the Footsteps of Douglas Adams

User Review  - Tim Nowotny - Goodreads

I loved the first book and I love the second one. It lacks a bit the humanity of Douglas Adams but still does the great feat to let you care for the animals while being highly entertaining. It lets you see the world in a different angle and I think you are better for it. Read full review

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User Review  - Kathleen Dixon - Goodreads

Adams travels round the world with a zoologist, looking at some of the world's most endangered species in order to highlight their plight. He writes wonderfully - a fabulous turn of phrase, Read full review

About the author (2013)

DOUGLAS ADAMS was born in Cambridge in March 1952. He is best known as the creator of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which started life as a BBC Radio 4 series. The book went on to be a No. 1 bestseller. He followed this success with The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1980); Life, The Universe and Everything (1982); So Long and Thanks for all the Fish (1984); Mostly Harmless (1992) and many more. He sold over 15 million books in the UK, the US and Australia. Douglas died unexpectedly in May 2001 at the age of 49.

Zoologist MARK CARWARDINE is an active and outspoken conservationist, award-winning writer, TV- and radio - presenter, widely published photographer, magazine columnist and consultant. He presented the weekly programme Nature on BBC Radio 4 for many years and is co-presenter, with Stephen Fry, of the BBC-TV series Last Chance to See. The author of more than 50 books, including several bestsellers, he has been Chairman of prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition since 2005.

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