Last Chance to See is a book written by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine first published in 1990, as a companion to the BBCradio series of the same name. The theme of documentary was to feature animal species which were endangered or threatened with extinction. A BBCtelevision remake of the series, with Stephen Fry replacing the late Adams is airing in 2009. (source wiki)
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
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