Sunday, 26 December 2010
Last Chance to See by Mark Carwardine
Having said this it is a perfectly adequate stand alone book with plenty of fascinating material and unexpected twists e.g. being raped by a parrot or being moved to tears by Chimps.
In fact what do I mean, "perfectly adequate"? It was in fact enjoyable and stimulating. The stimulation was both positive and negative; giving you hope for the future, and in my case hope about the kind of world my kids will raise kids in, and also giving you a glimpse of how big a mess we have made of things so far.
I imagine the celebrity involvement, the beautiful pictures and the adventure travel theme are all good reasons that this will perhaps be a good book to give someone who doesn't appreciate what we have on this planet in the hopes that it might just make them think.
And that is probably as good a compliment as I pay any book.
4 out of 5 stars.