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.

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"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."
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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.
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Douglas Adams is best known as the creator of the bestseller The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy which was followed by The Restaurant at the End of the Universe and many more. He has sold over 15 million books in the UK, the US and Australia. Adams died unexpectedly in 2001 at the age of 49.

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