The long awaited book, “Last chance to see – on the foosteps of Douglas Adams” hit the shelves the 3rd September. The original “Last chance to see” book was published in 1990 and was co-written by Douglas Adams and zoologist Mark Carwardine. It’s a great book, very funny and also very clever.

This time, Mark Carwardine went for a worl tour of endangeard animals with Stephen Fry who was one of Douglas Adams’s best friends

“Join Britain’s best-loved wit and raconteur, Stephen Fry, as he follows in his great friend Douglas Adams’ footsteps with zoologist Mark Carwardine, in search of some of the rarest and most threatened animals on Earth. In the 1980s celebrated writer Douglas Adams teamed up with zoologist Mark Carwardine and together they embarked on a groundbreaking expedition, travelling the globe in search of the world’s endangered animals. Twenty years later, comic genius Stephen Fry is returning with Mark to see if the species still exist. A major BBC television series follows the two on six separate journeys which take them to the Amazon basin, East Africa, Madagascar, New Zealand, Indonesia and Mexico to look for a flightless parrot, the Amazonian manatee, man-eating Komodo dragons, man’s closest living relative, the northern white rhino and an animal so bizarre it seems to have been assembled from bits of other creatures. These are not just travels to the four corners of the world, but a journey in time to open our eyes to what humans have done to the Earth in the 20 years since the original Last Chance to See expeditions. It is a unique insight into the disappearing world around us, by one of the most extraordinary, informed, enthusiastic and amusing partnerships.”

The Guardian has published some nice extras including an article by Stephen Fry and long extracts of the book.

The last chance to see TV series starts Sunday 6th September on BBC2 at 8pm.

The TV series DVD is due for release on 19/10/2009.