New York: Harmony Books, 1990. First American edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. Octavo [23.4cm]. 220pp. Buff cloth and green paper over boards with blue-green metallic lettering on the spine. Spine rolled, head and tail of spine slightly rubbed. Text block cracked twice at the color illustrations. In an illustrated dust jacket, unclipped but inside flap is creased. Dust Jacket slightly shelf worn and rubbed at top edge. Signed by Douglas Adams on the half-title in blue ink. Very good / Very good. Item #59852
From Publisher: In the Hitchhiker's Trilogy and best-selling Dirk Gently novels, Douglas Adams has taken millions of fans on wild excursions through time and space. Last Chance to See continues the trip– but this time the place is Earth, the date is today, and every word is true. Join Douglas Adams and zoologist Mark Carwardine as they travel around the world in search of exotic, endangered creatures. In New Zealand they find the helpless but lovable kakapo: "You want to hug it and tell it everything will be all right, though you know that it probably wont be." In Indonesia they meet the giant Komodo dragon: "One is over twelve feet long and stands about a yard high, which you cant help but feel is entirely the wrong size for a lizard to be." They discover blind river dolphins in Zaïre, and rare birds in Mauritius, the home of the long-extinct Dodo. Everywhere they see life in astonishing variety and imminent peril. To read Last Chance to See is to take the trip of a lifetime with the ideal traveling companions. By turns hilarious and poignant, this book is a treat for Douglas Adams fans and a joy for anyone interested in the beauty and variety of Earth's wildlife.