Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams

89%

7 Critic Reviews

Surprisingly mature reflections on the environment--with Adams's trademark comedy humming along at high pitch: eco-humor comes of age.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

"Very funny and moving...The glimpses of rare fauna seem to have enlarged [Adams'] thinking, enlivened his world; and so might the animals do for us all, if we were to help them live."
THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD

Join bestselling author Douglas Adams and zooligist Mark Carwardine as they take off around the world in search of exotic, endangered creatures. Hilarious and poignant--as only Douglas Adams can be--LAST CHANCE TO SEE is an entertaining and arresting odyssey through the Earth's magnificent wildlife galaxy.

NOTE: This edition does not include photos.
 

About Douglas Adams

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Douglas AdamsDouglas Adams was born in Cambridge, England in 1952. He has written for radio, television and theater and has worked as a hospital reporter, barn builder, radio producer, and script editor. His bestsellers include The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Life, the Universe and Everything, So Long and Thanks for All the Fish, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul.
 
Published September 21, 2011 by Ballantine Books. 256 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Travel, Literature & Fiction, Sports & Outdoors, Professional & Technical, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for Last Chance to See
All: 7 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 0

Kirkus

Excellent
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Jan 01 2008

Surprisingly mature reflections on the environment--with Adams's trademark comedy humming along at high pitch: eco-humor comes of age.

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Entertainment Weekly

Good
Reviewed by EW on Jun 12 2008

Its trip to see the earth's most endangered animals is required listening for conservationists; kids will enjoy the ride as well.

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The Independent

Good
Reviewed by Brandon Robshaw on Oct 18 2009

The writing may be witty, but this book is a sobering reminder of what a very great deal we have to lose.

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Suite 101

Excellent
Reviewed by James Richardson on Feb 09 2009

Witty and wonderful . . . the literary voice of Douglas Adams is impossible to mistake.

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PopMatters

Good
Reviewed by Sonia Mitchell on Mar 15 2009

Showing how difficult it actually was to get to the magical moments makes them far more meaningful as the book sweeps the reader along. 

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Critics At Large

Excellent
Reviewed by Catharine Charlesworth on May 01 2012

Last Chance to See made me laugh, made me think, and made me want to hug a fat New Zealand parrot. If you’re up for any of these, it’s well worth a look.

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Richard Dawkins

Good
Reviewed by Jerry Coyne on May 19 2010

I would put this in the “must read” category for anybody who likes biology. 

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