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YA-- The BBC asked this team to film some of the most endangered animal species throughout the world. Adams has recorded their adventures seeking the komodo dragon, northern white rhinoceros, mountain gorilla, kakapo, baiji dolphin, and the rodrigues fruit bat. There is biological information here, but it is inaccessible for report writers due to the lack of an index and the wordy descriptions. However, these same accurate portrayals and Adams's entertaining style will expose students to the worlds of these animals. He moves rapidly from informal, laugh-out-loud descriptions of his travels to serious pleas for awareness and conservation of all animals. The full-color photographs are in two separate sections and help readers to visualize the unusual animals (including the authors).
- Claudia Moore, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
“Descriptive writing of a high order . . . this is an extremely intelligent book.”
— The Times
“This is life or death stuff, but Adams is a writer who chooses not to shake his finger at the reader.”
— Los Angeles Times
“Who would have thought that a book in the field of “ecology/nature”…could be as lively, sharply satirical, brilliantly written and even funny as this one is?…ranks with the best set pieces in Mark Twain.”
— Atlantic Monthly
Great book. Unlike other books like it, it's not too preachy with the environmentalism message.Published 29 days ago by Connor Gibson
a book review doesn't have to explain the whole book,it is sufficient to say you will laugh ,you will cry and you will love this book.. Read morePublished 12 months ago by roseviolette
While it's a bit dated (especially the parts on China and the now extinct Baiji), a lot of the issues with traveling and getting to see these animals (and whether they should be... Read morePublished on Sept. 3 2013 by Clomy
This was a wonderfully unexpected find. Douglas Adams writes in his famous witty and comical fashion, while sharing the fantastic true story of his adventures. Read morePublished on Feb. 25 2012 by ErinLee
Heartfelt, humorous, self-reflecting & enlightening.
This book exceeded my highest expectations - set after Douglas Adams' other books. Read more
Somewhere in the depths of its vast corporate wisdom, the Guardian/Observer news organisation found a pearl of good sense. The pearl hatched a precious jewel of an idea. Read morePublished on July 16 2006 by Stephen A. Haines
I loved reading this book. It is a must-read for all who care about the environment, love travel-reading and think Douglas Adams is one of the funniest writers ever!Published on Feb. 7 2002 by Hronnsa
This book touches on a very serious topic, basically, the extinction of several species of animals that adams is fortunate enough to get to see. Read morePublished on Dec 23 2001
Last Chance to See Ballantine, 1990, 222 pp., $...
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