October 13, 1992
5.16 X 8.04 X 0.53 inches | 0.45 pounds
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About the Author
Douglas Adams was born in 1952 and educated at Cambridge. He was the author of five books in the Hitchhiker's Trilogy, including The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Life, the Universe and Everything; So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish; and Mostly Harmless. His other works include Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency; The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul; The Meaning of Liff and The Deeper Meaning of Liff (with John Lloyd); and Last Chance to See (with Mark Carwardine). His last book was the bestselling collection, The Salmon of Doubt, published posthumously in May 2002. Mark Carwardine is a zoologist, an outspoken conservationist, an award-winning writer, a BBC radio and TV presenter, a widely published wildlife photographer, a bestselling author, a wildlife tour operator and leader, a lecturer, and a magazine columnist. He co-presented the popular BBC TV series Last Chance to See with actor and comedian Stephen Fry, in which the unlikely duo followed in the footsteps of Carwardine's original travels with Douglas Adams. Carwardine has written more than fifty books, including Field Guide to Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises; Mark Carwardine's Guide to Whale Watching in North America; Mark Carwardine's Guide to Whale Watching in Britain and Europe; Extreme Nature; The Guinness Book of Animal Records; Mark Carwardine's Ultimate Wildlife Experiences; The Shark-Watcher's Handbook; and On the Trail of the Whale.
"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