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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User Review  - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing

I read "Last Chance to See" back when it was first published and found myself depressed over the state of the world and how all these wonderful animals the book covers were facing extinction. Now ... Read full review

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User Review  - rdwhitenack - LibraryThing

Good, but old book on conservation. Very entertaining to read Douglas Adams in a travelogue fashion--very funny, self-deprecating, and reflective of how much alcohol was consumed. Interesting to ... 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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