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Last Chance to See - Mark Carwardine
Last Chance to See
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Join zoologist Mark Carwardine and Britain,s best-loved wit and raconteur, Stephen Fry, as they follow in their great friend Douglas Adams, footsteps, in search of some of the rarest and most threatened animals on Earth. Twenty years ago, zoologist Mark Carwardine teamed up with the late Douglas... show more
Join zoologist Mark Carwardine and Britain,s best-loved wit and raconteur, Stephen Fry, as they follow in their great friend Douglas Adams, footsteps, in search of some of the rarest and most threatened animals on Earth. Twenty years ago, zoologist Mark Carwardine teamed up with the late Douglas Adams (author of The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy) and together they embarked on a groundbreaking expedition, travelling the globe in search of some of the world's most endangered animals. Now Mark has teamed up with one of Douglas's closest friends - comic genius Stephen Fry - to see how all those animals have been faring in the years since. In Last Chance to See, and the accompanying major BBC television series, we follow the unlikely duo on six separate journeys which take them from the steamy jungles of the Amazon to the ice-covered mountain tops of New Zealand and from the edge of a war zone in Central Africa to a sub-tropical paradise in the North Pacific. Along the way, they search for some of the weirdest, most remarkable and most troubled creatures on earth: a large, black, sleepy animal easily mistaken for an unusually listless mudbank, a parrot with a song like an unreleased collection of Pink Floyd studio outtakes, a rhino with square lips, a dragon with deadly saliva, an animal roughly the length of a Boeing 737 and the creature most likely to emerge from the cargo doors of a spaceship. A unique insight into the disappearing world around us, this is their hilarious, entertaining, informative and thought-provoking story.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780007290727 (0007290721)
ASIN: 0007290721
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Gecko's Corner
Gecko's Corner rated it
5.0
Disclaimer: German first, english there after. Es war einmal ein Schreiber von seltsam-genialen SF Abenteuern, per Anhalter unterwegs im Weltall, der konnte der Versuchung nicht widerstehen auf ein eigenes Abenteuer zu gehen und ein BBC Radioprogramm zu machen. Er schrieb ein Buch darĂ¼ber, es ent...
Overloaded Bookshelf
Overloaded Bookshelf rated it
5.0 Last Chance to See
I enjoyed this, although I don't think (in writing terms at least) that this holds a candle to the original. Although Mark Carwardine is a excellent writer in his own right, there is a gaping Douglas Adams shaped hole that a brief forward by Stephen Fry fails to come close to filling. Nevertheless, ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0
in the footsteps twenty years on. 6 episodes Episode 1 blurb Amazonian manateeIn the opening programme, Fry and Carwardine travel to Manaus in Brazil in search of the Amazonian manatee, a large aquatic mammal. Illegal hunting has reduced manatee numbers in the wild to just a few thousand individuals...
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