voices from the wild

I finally finished reading Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams (author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, my favorite series of books when I was a kid) and zoologist Mark Carwardine. I first heard about the book from a hilarious and poignant lecture Adams gave years ago at a German university. It’s about their travels around the world in search of endangered species. I’m not really a big animal person, but the way they bring the desperate situations of these animals to light (particularly with Adams’ trademark curiosity, humor, and general sense of wonder about the world) makes it impossible not to feel for their collective plight — which for the most part has been created by man.

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