By Mark Carwardine
EPUB eISBN: 9780007525843
Original book: 2009
Electronic booklet: 2014
Authored & photographed through: Mark Carwadine
Foreward by means of: Stephen Fry
sign up for zoologist Mark Carwardine and Britain's best-loved wit and raconteur, Stephen Fry, as they keep on with of their nice buddy Douglas Adams' footsteps, looking for a few of the rarest and so much threatened animals on the earth. 20 years in the past, zoologist Mark Carwardine teamed up with the overdue Douglas Adams (author of The Hitch Hiker's consultant to the Galaxy) and jointly they launched into a groundbreaking excursion, traveling the globe looking for many of the world's such a lot endangered animals. Now Mark has teamed up with considered one of Douglas's closest pals – comedian genius Stephen Fry – to work out how all these animals were faring within the years due to the fact that. In final likelihood to determine, and the accompanying significant BBC tv sequence, we persist with the not going duo on six separate trips which take them from the steamy jungles of the Amazon to the ice-covered mountain tops of recent Zealand and from the sting of a struggle sector in important Africa to a sub-tropical paradise within the North Pacific. alongside the way in which, they look for the various most eldritch, so much awesome and such a lot creatures in the world: a wide, black, sleepy animal simply incorrect for an surprisingly listless mudbank, a parrot with a tune like an unreleased choice of red Floyd studio outtakes, a rhino with sq. lips, a dragon with lethal saliva, an animal approximately the size of a Boeing 737 and the creature probably to emerge from the shipment doorways of a spaceship.A specified perception into the disappearing global round us, this is often their hilarious, wonderful, informative and thought-provoking story.
About the Author
Mark Carwardine is a zoologist, author, photographer, advisor and broadcaster with a distinct curiosity in marine natural world. He has written greater than forty books, together with a number of bestsellers, and offers a wide selection of typical historical past programmes on BBC Radio four. A prepared diver for a few years, he leads shark and whale-watching vacation trips to many elements of the area and is an ardent supporter of numerous flora and fauna conservation enterprises. comedian genius and Renaissance guy, Stephen Fry is author, actor, comic, broadcaster, director and librettist. He was once voted one of the all time best 50 comedians by means of fellow comedians and ranked sixth within the BBC's best residing Icon awards.