Last Chance to See

Last Chance to See

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The best-selling science fiction humorist Douglas Adams accompanies a world-class zoologist on an around-the-world trip in search of exotic, endangered creatures. By turns hilarious and poignant, this is a treat for Adams fans and anyone who cares about Earth's wildlife.
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, [1991], c1990.
ISBN: 9780517582152
0517582155
Branch Call Number: 591.529 Adams
Characteristics: xii, 220 p., [16] p. of plates :,col. ill. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Carwardine, Mark

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boozleca
May 19, 2015

When asked, Douglas Adams said that this was the work to which he was most proud (not Hitchhikers). After reading Last Chance to See, I understand. All the wit that Adams is famous for and an important topic to boot.

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jgrnlees
Aug 07, 2011

This is a great book. Well-written and serious, yet humorous, Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine made a good team. One of the last chapters has the most poignant description of the dodo bird I have ever seen. The living animals they were traveling to see and the traveling itself were so well described I felt like I was with them, seeing what they saw. Happily, none of the animals and plants mentioned are yet officially extinct in the wild. But sadly, some of them are still critically endangered. Everyone should read this book and fight to save the many endangered animals and plants before we lose them forever.

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Aug 07, 2011

Coarse Language: Some swearing

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