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By Douglas Adams, Mark Carwardine

"Very humorous and moving...The glimpses of infrequent fauna appear to have enlarged [Adams'] considering, enlivened his global; and so may perhaps the animals do for us all, if we have been to assist them live."
Join bestselling writer Douglas Adams and zooligist Mark Carwardine as they take off world wide looking for unique, endangered creatures. Hilarious and poignant--as simply Douglas Adams can be--LAST probability to determine is an exciting and arresting odyssey in the course of the Earth's great natural world galaxy.

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