Last Chance to See

Last Chance to See

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Douglas Adams leads us on an unforgettable journey around the world to see species on the brink of extinction.
After years of reflecting on the absurdities of life on other planets, science-fiction author Douglas Adams teams up with zoologist Mark Carwardine on an expedition to find out what's happening to life on this one.
Publisher: Toronto : Stoddart, c1990
ISBN: 9780773724549
0773724540
9780517582152
0517582155
Branch Call Number: 591 ADA 1990
Characteristics: 208 p. : col. ill
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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jgrnlees
Aug 07, 2011

Coarse Language: Some swearing

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