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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date November 1, 1992
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780345371980
ISBN-10 0345371984
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
An account of a year-long tour of the world's endangered species pays testimony to the fascination that such creatures as the aye-ayes, the kakapo, the Komodo dragon, and others hold for human beings. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: New York Times bestselling author Douglas Adams and zoologist Mark Carwardine take off around the world in search of exotic, endangered creatures.

Join them as they encounter the animal kingdom in its stunning beauty, astonishing variety, and imminent peril: the giant Komodo dragon of Indonesia, the helpless but loveable 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. 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.
 
Praise for Last Chance to See
 
“Lively, sharply satirical, brilliantly written . . . shows how human care can undo what human carelessness has wrought.”—The Atlantic

“These authors don’t hesitate to present the alarming facts: More than 1,000 species of animals (and plants) become extinct every year. . . . Perhaps Adams and Carwardine, with their witty science, will help prevent such misadventures in the future.”—Boston Sunday Herald
 
“Very funny and moving . . . The glimpses of rare fauna seem to have enlarged [Adams’s] 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
 
“[Adams] invites us to enter into a conspiracy of laughter and caring.”Los Angeles Times
 
“Amusing . . . thought-provoking . . . Its details on the heroic efforts being made to save these animals are inspirational.”The New York Times Book Review

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780517582152
 
With Mark Carwardine | from Harmony Books (February 1, 1991)
9780517582152 | details & prices | 220 pages | 6.00 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $20.00
About: The authors provide an account of their journey around the world in search of endangered animals--including the kakapo of New Zealand, white rhinos in Zaire, and the Komodo lizard
Paperback
Book cover for 9780345371980 Book cover for 9780517109762
 
With Carward Adams | from Random House Inc (August 1, 1993)
9780517109762 | details & prices | List price $4.99
About: "Very funny and moving.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Mark Carwardine | Reprint edition from Ballantine Books (November 1, 1992)
9780345371980 | details & prices | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $16.00
About: The authors provide an account of their journey around the world in search of endangered animals, including the kakapo of New Zealand, white rhinos in Zaire, and the Komodo lizard
Cassette/Spoken Word
With Mark Carwardine | Abridged edition from Random House (February 1, 1991)
9780679401933 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $16.00
About: "Very funny and moving.

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