Last Chance to See
In the Footsteps of Douglas AdamsBook - 2009
In the 1980s celebrated writer Douglas Adams teamed up with zoologist Mark Carwardine and together they embarked on a lively and groundbreaking expedition in search of some of the rarest and most threatened animals on Earth. Twenty years later Adam's great friend, wit and raconteur Stephen Fry is going back with Mark to see if the animals still exist. Six journeys will take them to Madagascar, New Zealand, China, Mauritius, Indonesia and The Congo to look for a flightless parrot, a river dolphin, man-eating dragons, one of our closest living relatives and an animal so bizarre it seems to have been assembled form bits of other animals. But these are not just journeys to the four corners of the world, but a journey in time to show just what humans have done to the Earth in the short space of twenty years since the original Last Chance to See expeditions. It is a unique insight into the disappearing world around us, by the most unlikely, informed, enthusiastic and amusing partnership. It will be required reading for anyone interested in the natural world.