Sunday, January 08, 2012

Last Chance to See - Douglas Adams & Mark Carwardine

Last Chance to See

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

For a person vaguely interested in nature and not too keen on actively interacting with species other than my own, I found this book an excellent read. This book is in no way depressing, but it is sobering to read about how callously we treat our resources.

Douglas Adams (yes, him) wrote this book after travelling with Mark Carwardine in search of endangered species like the Kaka Po, the White Rhino and the Baiji Dolphin. He met some of the most passionate of conservationists and sighted the actual species, describing these voyages in his inimitable brand of humour.

A must read for any one who has even vaguely identified a bird other than those in the backyard.

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