Last Chance to See--

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Stoddart, 1990 - Endangered species - 208 pages
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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.

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

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Over a period of two months I read the original “Last Chance to See” book, read the “Last Chance to See” follow-up book, and then watched the “Last Chance to See” DVD. Much of what I said in my ... Read full review

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Douglas Adams and a zoologists travels the world to see some of the planet's most endangered species. Noone can do travelogues nor reflect on the stupidity and hopelessness of the human species quite like Adams. The fifth star just barely made it, but the tear-jerkers at the end got me. Read full review

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Douglas Noel Adams (sometimes referred to Bop Ad because of his distinctive signature) was born in Cambridge, England, on March 11, 1952 and educated at St. John's College at Cambridge University. He graduated with honors in English Literature in 1974. In addition to being a writer/editor for radio, television, and stage, Adams has worked as a hospital reporter, barn builder, and radio producer. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 1979, one of his bestselling humor and science fiction novels, was originally a radio series. It was the first in a four-book series that includes The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Life, the Universe, and Everything, and So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish. He once stated that the idea for his first novel came while he was "lying drunk in a field in Innsbruck and gazing at the stars." He pokes fun at humanity by mixing science fiction with humor. Adams's additional books include The Meaning of Liff; The Deeper Meaning of Liff; Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency; The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul; and Mostly Harmless. He has also co-authored the book Last Chance to See, about endangered species. Douglas Adams died May 11, 2001 of a heart attack in Santa Barbara, California at the age of 49.

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