Last Chance To See

Last Chance To See

Language & Reference, Nature Writing, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 10/09/2009
In stock
Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days
Make and edit your lists in your account
Check click & collect stock near you
Collect today: Pay in shop


‘Descriptive writing of a high order… this is an extremely intelligent book’ The Times

Join Douglas Adams, bestselling and beloved author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and zoologist Mark Carwardine on an adventure in search of the world’s most endangered and exotic creatures.

In this book, Adams’ self-proclaimed favourite of his own works, the pair encounter animals in imminent peril: the giant Komodo dragon of Indonesia, the lovable kakapo of New Zealand, the blind river dolphins of China, the white rhinos of Zaire, the rare birds of Mauritius island in the Indian Ocean and the alien-like aye-aye of Madagascar. Inimitably witty and poignant, Last Chance to See is both a celebration of our most extraordinary creatures and a warning about what we have to lose if we do not act soon.

Featuring a fantastic new foreword by the authors' long-time friend Stephen Fry, and an afterword from Mark Carwardine that considers what has changed since the book was first published, Last Chance to See feels more urgent than ever before.

‘Douglas Adams’ genius was in using comedy to make serious points about the world’ Independent

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9780099536796
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 228g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm

Customer Reviews

View all
Last Chance To See
I remember the TV series very well and bought this book when it came out. It's fascinating, both thought provoking and very funny as we follow Douglas Ada... READ MORE
Book collector
Last Chance To See
Laugh Out Loud kind of funny :)
I absolutely loved this book, from the second I cracked it open, I just couldn't put it down until I'd finished it! I was literally reading it on the bus a... READ MORE