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Publisher Description

‘Descriptive writing of a high order… this is an extremely intelligent book’ The Times

Join Douglas Adams, bestselling and beloved author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and zoologist Mark Carwardine on an adventure in search of the world’s most endangered and exotic creatures.

In this book, Adams’ self-proclaimed favourite of his own works, the pair encounter animals in imminent peril: the giant Komodo dragon of Indonesia, the 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 and the alien-like aye-aye of Madagascar. Inimitably witty and poignant, Last Chance to See is both a celebration of our most extraordinary creatures and a warning about what we have to lose if we do not act soon.

Featuring a fantastic new foreword by the authors' long-time friend Stephen Fry, and an afterword from Mark Carwardine that considers what has changed since the book was first published, Last Chance to See feels more urgent than ever before.

‘Douglas Adams’ genius was in using comedy to make serious points about the world’ Independent

GENRE
Science & Nature
RELEASED
2013
July 31
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SIZE
16.1
MB

Customer Reviews

orland_sundri ,

Douglas Adams was justly proud of this book

read it or listen to it. listen to the BBC radio series and the BBC TV follow up series with Stephen Fry and Mark Carwardine.

these are wonderful and important. charming and witty. informative and gut wrenchingly poignant

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