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by Mark Carwardine

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Since then he has become a leading and outspoken conservationist, and a prolific broadcaster, columnist and photographer. Carwardine has written more than fifty books. Most recently he has written the ground-breaking Handbook of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises (Bloomsbury 2019).

Last Chance to See is a 1989 BBC radio documentary series and its accompanying book, written and presented by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine. In the series, Adams and Carwardine travel to various locations in the hope of encountering species on the brink of extinction. The book was published in 1990. In 2009, the BBC broadcast a television follow-up series of the same name, with Stephen Fry replacing the late Adams.

In 1990 the book Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine was published. This book describes various adventures that duo had encountered on journeys, often with a comic tone. In 2001 Douglas and Mark were discussing the possibility of new adventures, but before plans were made Douglas suffered a heart attack and died. Stephen Fry was a close friend of Douglas Adams.

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Douglas Adams, Mark Carwardine. Last chance to see. For Alain le Garsmeur. This isn't at all what I expected. This was the idea of the Observer Colour Magazine, to throw us all in at the deep end. Mark is an extremely experienced and knowledgeable zoologist, working at that time for the World Wildlife Fund, and his role, essentially, was to be the one who knew what he was talking about. My role, and one for which L was entirely qualified, was to be an extremely ignorant non-zoologist to whom everything that happened would come as a complete surprise.

Last Chance to See. 687 printed pages.

Praise for Last Chance to See Lively, sharply satirical, brilliantly written. shows how human care can undo what human carelessness has wrought. 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.

Last Chance to See - Mark Carwardine. Some 20 years after Carwardine's trip with Douglas Adams, he is joined by Stephen Fry in a repeat trip to see some of the same and some new endangered animals. 1. Travelling case for a seal. This isn't quite a companion book to the TV series as I had hoped, but rather a book-version of the TV series; most of the narrative in the TV series is in this book (and vice versa) and, since I've seen the TV series on more than one occasion (and recommend it highly), this turns out to be. more a reminder of the show than any new information.

Fortunately books live forever. Writer Douglas and zoologist Carwardine travelled around the world looking for some endangered species in the 80s, and we get to live that experience through Douglas. Last Chance to See" is an ongoing wake-up call about the serious, irreparable damage humans are doing to Planet Earth, told in a way that will bring you to tears-both tears of sadness and tears of laughter. I don't know why this book only connected now, I read it about 20 years ago and I totally missed how fascinating it is.

Mark Carwardine’s most popular book is Last Chance to See: In the Footsteps of Douglas Adams. Books by Mark Carwardine. Showing 30 distinct works. Last Chance to See: In the Footsteps of Douglas Adams by. Mark Carwardine (Author/Photographer), Stephen Fry (Introduction).

In the first part of a two-part interview, best-selling travel writer Bill Bryson interviews wildlife expert and Last Chance To See presenter Mark Carwardine. In the first part of a two-part interview, best-selling travel writer Bill Bryson interviews wildlife expert and Last Chance To See presenter Mark Carwardine about the making of Last Chance To See, writing the book of the series and working with Stephen Fry. Категория.

Join zoologist Mark Carwardine and Britain's best-loved wit and raconteur, Stephen Fry, as they follow in their great friend Douglas Adams' footsteps, in search of some of the rarest and most threatened animals on Earth. Twenty years ago, zoologist Mark Carwardine teamed up with the late Douglas Adams (author of The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy) and together they embarked on a groundbreaking expedition, travelling the globe in search of some of the world's most endangered animals. Now Mark has teamed up with one of Douglas's closest friends -- comic genius Stephen Fry -- to see how all those animals have been faring in the years since. In Last Chance to See, and the accompanying major BBC television series, we follow the unlikely duo on six separate journeys which take them from the steamy jungles of the Amazon to the ice-covered mountain tops of New Zealand and from the edge of a war zone in Central Africa to a sub-tropical paradise in the North Pacific. Along the way, they search for some of the weirdest, most remarkable and most troubled creatures on earth: a large, black, sleepy animal easily mistaken for an unusually listless mudbank, a parrot with a song like an unreleased collection of Pink Floyd studio outtakes, a rhino with square lips, a dragon with deadly saliva, an animal roughly the length of a Boeing 737 and the creature most likely to emerge from the cargo doors of a spaceship. A unique insight into the disappearing world around us, this is their hilarious, entertaining, informative and thought-provoking story.

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I love this book (I also love the first book from 1990). I stumbled upon this book as a Douglas Adams fan and a book store gift card that I re-found when I was moving. I am now deciding which Mark Carwardine book I should read next. I am a biologist and I am surprised that I haven't heard of these books before. I think this book is amazingly well done and eye-opening for anyone, not just biologists. This does parallel a lot of my beliefs as well as teach a lot of new things to me. I particularly liked how Mark explains the difference between poisonous and venomous, this is something I also teach my students because when they are used incorrectly it bothers me more than I should admit to. Thanks Mark! If my career ends up being half as adventurous as yours reads than I am doing it right.
Stumbled on this sequel while looking to purchase and reread the original "Last Chance to See" by Adams and Carwardine. Was sad to learn of Adams passing, but Carwardine really held his own in writing this new book while adhering to the same concept in the original of making this a fun, funny, and entertaining read for non-zoologist types. Was sad to learn that some of the species they saw in the first book have become extinct, but inspiring to learn a few others are still surviving and at least one, the Kakapo, somewhat thriving. Great read all around, would highly recommend reading it after purchasing and reading the original.
I don't know why this book is so hard to find. On the other hand I don't know why the original (by Adams and Carwardine) was so generally ignored either. This is an excellent companion to the video which updates the dire circumstances (and in a few cases, successes - too few) described in the original. The only regret is that Douglas Adams is no longer around to see the outcomes and continue his writing.
Stephen Fry is walking in Douglas Adams' shoes, keeping Adams' project going. The intention is to see a species that is disappearing forever from the earth, and write about the experience in an intelligent and humanistic manner, and Fry does the exceptional job that one would expect from him.
An absolutely beautiful book. It makes me fall in I love with the programme and its creators all over again.
Don't buy this one; get and read the original!
Over a period of two months I read the original “Last Chance to See” book, read the “Last Chance to See” follow-up book, and then watched the “Last Chance to See” DVD.

Much of what I said in my previous review of “Last Chance to See,” by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine, applies to this review of the second “Last Chance to See,” by Mark Carwardine writing solo. However, I think few would argue that Douglas Adams made the original book much more humorous than the follow-up. It’s not that Mark Carwardine can’t be funny on his own, but Douglas Adams is in a class by himself when it comes to environmental-travel writing.

I do have one item to nitpick about. In this follow-up book, Carwardine brought up the obligatory Amazon story of the candiru, which is a skinny one-inch-long catfish. According to legend, if you urinate underwater, a candiru can follow your urine stream, swim up your urethra, and lodge itself there by spreading its hooked gill spines. The only way to remove the fish is through surgery. It sounds gruesome, but when I wrote my book, “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet” (two years before Carwardine wrote his book), there were no documented cases of candiru-plugged urethras to be found.

Therefore, I believe Carwardine bought into the candiru legend without properly investigating it—something a zoologist like him should never do. That being said, people make mistakes, and the candiru is a small one.

All in all, this was a delightful book on the depressing subject of extinctions. And kudos to Carwardine for making the new version of “Last Chance to See” significantly different from the original—and excellent in its own way.

My recommendation is to read the books in order and then watch the DVD. You’ll enjoy them all!

Marty Essen, Author of: Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico
and Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents
I have not read it...just looked at the pics so far.
Last Chance to See download epub
Biological Sciences
Author: Mark Carwardine
ISBN: 0007290721
Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Biological Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Harpercollins Reference Hbacks (2009)
Pages: 320 pages