Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
|New from||Used from|
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 an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
“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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I normally wouldn't review a twenty-five-year-old book, but since "Last Chance to See" is just as relevant today as it was in 1990, some words are warranted. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Marty Essen
This is an amazing book. Of course it is funny; it was written by Douglas Adams. But it also makes you think, and makes you empathize with the animals discussed. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Doug or Kaz
Really good book, but it is a nature book, about endangered species. Its the little stories about how things got to this point, and some of the stories from the biologists, being... Read morePublished 4 months ago by TX User
A funny and moving book. I buy this used frequently to give to people as a gift. Even though it is non fiction, if you like the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, you will... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Eddie Haynes
Although written a few years ago, this is still extremely timely content. Plus, Adams is an amazing writer with whimsical insights to human nature, which highlight how silly we... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kindle Customer