Last Chance to See

Praise for Last Chance to See “Lively, sharply satirical, brilliantly written . . . shows how human care can undo what human carelessness has wrought.”—The Atlantic “These authors don’t hesitate to present the alarming facts: More ...

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307805034

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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New York Times bestselling author Douglas Adams and zoologist Mark Carwardine take off around the world in search of exotic, endangered creatures. Join them as they encounter the animal kingdom in its stunning beauty, astonishing variety, and imminent peril: the giant Komodo dragon of Indonesia, the helpless but loveable Kakapo of New Zealand, the blind river dolphins of China, the white rhinos of Zaire, the rare birds of Mauritius island in the Indian Ocean. Hilarious and poignant—as only Douglas Adams can be—Last Chance to See is an entertaining and arresting odyssey through the Earth’s magnificent wildlife galaxy. Praise for Last Chance to See “Lively, sharply satirical, brilliantly written . . . shows how human care can undo what human carelessness has wrought.”—The Atlantic “These authors don’t hesitate to present the alarming facts: More than 1,000 species of animals (and plants) become extinct every year. . . . Perhaps Adams and Carwardine, with their witty science, will help prevent such misadventures in the future.”—Boston Sunday Herald “Very funny and moving . . . The glimpses of rare fauna seem to have enlarged [Adams’s] thinking, enlivened his world; and so might the animals do for us all, if we were to help them live.”—The Washington Post Book World “[Adams] invites us to enter into a conspiracy of laughter and caring.”—Los Angeles Times “Amusing . . . thought-provoking . . . Its details on the heroic efforts being made to save these animals are inspirational.”—The New York Times Book Review

Last Chance to See videorecording

Twenty years later Stephen Fry returns with Mark to see if the species still exist. Their journey uncovers some of the weirdest, most remarkable and troubled creatures on Earth."--Publisher’s description.




Category: Endangered species


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"In the 1980s, celebrated writer Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) teamed up with Mark Carwardine and together they embarked on a groundbreaking expedition, travelling the globe in search of the world’s endangered animals. Twenty years later Stephen Fry returns with Mark to see if the species still exist. Their journey uncovers some of the weirdest, most remarkable and troubled creatures on Earth."--Publisher’s description.

Last Chance to Get It Right

Should you and your spouse retire at age 65, one of you could easily live to see
30 years of inflation. It's very possible you will live to see prices triple in your
retirement years. Let's see the effect of various rates of inflation over a 30-year

Author: J. Thomas Moore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471650889

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 690

Praise for Last Chance to Get It Right! "Tom Moore is one of the capable professionals who made me lookgood in the last thirty years of my forty-five year career at A.G.Edwards & Sons. He has put together a primer which should helpboth new and veteran investors understand financial markets andalternatives, and gain a direction and common-sense approach totheir estate planning." -Benjamin F. Edwards III, Chairman Emeritus A. G. Edwards & Sons "Tom Moore's grasp of the problems of retirement planning issuperb; his methods of solving those problems unrivalled." -Richard Austin, past president of Templeton Funds AnnuityCompany currently a Retirement Income Planning Consultant "Tom has spelled out in plain English, just what it takes to createand implement a successful retirement plan. Boomers and non-boomersalike, will find his step-by-step road map very helpful." -M. Ellen Simmons, JD, CPA Between Social Security uncertainty and uneasiness in the stockmarket, Americans today face a more uncertain financial future thanat any time in decades. Ironically, our response to this growingemergency is to spend more, save less, and put off necessarypreparations until tomorrow. Buckle up, because tomorrow has arrived. Last Chance to Get ItRight! outlines a step-by-step program designed to help you: * Increase the size of your nest egg-for a long, enjoyableretirement * Slash your income tax bill-both today and throughout yourlife * Reduce your estate taxes-to preserve the assets you fought sohard to build Are you truly prepared for the financial future facing you and yourfamily? Let Last Chance to Get It Right! give you the knowledge andtools you need to stop making financial mistakes today-and put moremoney in your pocket tomorrow.

Last Chance to See Endangered People

Time is running out to see some of the rarest people on Earth. There are many people on our planet, but some groups might not be around for much longer. This book takes an in-depth look at some of the most endangered people on Earth.

Author: Anita Ganeri

Publisher: Wayland

ISBN: 9781526302984


Page: 32

View: 777

Time is running out to see some of the rarest people on Earth. There are many people on our planet, but some groups might not be around for much longer. This book takes an in-depth look at some of the most endangered people on Earth. Find out why they are in danger, what we would lose of they were to disappear completely and what, if anything, is being done to save them. This engaging series looks at the devastating impact pollution, global warming, habitat loss and deforestation are having on our planet. Explore why time is running out to see some of Earth's most endangered people, places, plants and animals. Covering the UK geography curriculum and aimed at students aged 9 and up Last Chance to See is a must for young conservationists.

The Final Call Our Last Chance to Save America

Now they are whining that the President needs a warrant to listen in on a
conversation of a “known terrorist” to see what he is talking about! Now that
process takes about 3 days from what I know! Hardly any of those conversations
last that long ...

Author: Bill Gaede

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595482791

Category: Political Science

Page: 76

View: 138

If you, like the author, are disgusted with politicians and tired of business as usual in Washington DC, read this book. If you would like to get actively involved in making a difference that might actually benefit America, read this book. If you are a Christian or a conservative or both, you will likely enjoy this read. It discusses the War on Terror, abortion, education, solving the political mess in Washington, solving the immigration fiasco and more. This is an equal opportunity book, it skewers politicians in both parties. Try it, you'll like it!

Last Chance for Justice

He now had Rachel's cell number programmed into his own phone, and this
would be their second date. The first one might not count as an actual date, since
they hadn't planned ahead, but today's outing did, at least as far as he saw it, and

Author: Kathi Macias

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433677172

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 519

Lynn Myers, a new widow, has also lost her only brother, and upon returning to their small hometown of Bloomfield to settle his estate, finds herself in the middle of a long unsolved mystery. Original.

Home at Last Chance

up for her to see. An intense flush of pride washed through her and must have
shown on her face, because Tulane gave her a brilliant smile. He nodded, his
eyes dancing with merriment. “Since you sank a ball with your break, you get to
go ...

Author: Hope Ramsay

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455505803

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 530

Dear Reader,You won't believe what's happened. My son Tulane has come back home! You remember Tulane? He'd set out to find fame and fortune in the big, wide world outside of Last Chance, and I'm mighty proud. But that's not the half of it-Tulane isn't only back, he's brought a young lady with him. Now Sarah-she does PR for Tulane's stock-car team-she's from Boston, but she's just about the sweetest girl you could meet. I think she's meant to keep Tulane out of trouble after that story in the papers, but he doesn't want to talk about it. Anyhow, the Ladies Auxiliary can't wait to start matchmaking and introduce Sarah to our Reverend Ellis. But mark my words, Sarah is tired of being a good girl. And no one is better at breaking the rules and raising Cain than my son . . . Listen to me going on and keeping customers waiting. I best get back to work, but you come round again. The Cut 'n' Curl's got hot rollers, free coffee, and the best gossip in town.See you real soon, Ruby Rhodes

Jonah Christopher and the Last Chance Mass

As Jonah took a breath, the angel took the chance to get in his reply. “Well, as the
priest told you, you are on a mission for Our Lady in time and aeviternity. What
that mission is, I don't know but I venture it has something to do with Murder who

Author: William Ferguson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595258794

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

View: 733

A solid career, a simmering romance and his own past conspire to keep Jonah Christopher at home. But when Our Lady, Queen of the Universe, calls, Jonah must traverse time and eternity to confront the evil only he can defeat. Can a sixth-grade teacher whose only plan for the next week is to enjoy spring break fishing and being with the girl of his dreams give up his comfortable life to battle the gathering darkness? And, if he does, will he ever make it back to the woman he loves, his home and the old brick school where he had finally found happiness? Traveling in a ten-foot rowboat through rough seas and urban congestion, Jonah must rely on a ring, a rosary, a telescope, a fisherman and a guardian angel named Dave to bring him to his journey's end.

The Last Chance Bar and Grill

My heart skipped a beat when I saw a sign in the window a low building that read
, “Last Chance Bar and Grill!” I jammed on the brakes and parked at the curb
across the street. The building looked exactly like the one in my dream. I
hesitated a ...

Author: E. B. Alston

Publisher: Righter Bookstore

ISBN: 0976603276

Category: Religion

Page: 108

View: 367

A man shows up at the gate of heaven before his time. While waiting to return to his earthly body, he listens in on the conversations of others believing they should get into heaven and he learns things that change his life.

The Last Chance

I hope to get a chance to know you even better. Yours truly, Michael Monroe.'” He
turned his attention to Keilah. “Well, well, well, Miss Chance, I see that Major
Monroe is making all the moves to win your heart.” Without looking up she said, ...

Author: Darrien Lee

Publisher: Urban Books

ISBN: 1599832925

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 468

Running their Los Angeles casino has been rewarding for Luke Chance and his three brothers, Malachi, Roman, and Genesis. But recently it seems like everyone is trying to get a piece of the pie. Word on the streets alert the Chance brothers of an impending hostile takeover of their casino, which could leave Luke and his brothers penniless and possibly dead. That is until their twenty-five year old sister Keilah Chance, who lives in D.C., comes home for a short visit. Keilah is not only beautiful but she also can be lethal if necessary. Being a woman who is a weapons and martial arts expert, she is often underestimated. Luke and his family decide that they must do whatever it takes to make sure their casino stays honest and successful. Will the Chance family be able to protect their family dynasty and come out unscathed or will Keilah find herself proving to the world that blood is thicker than water?

One More Last Chance

I opened the door, and before I had a chance to say anything, she said, “Hi, my
name is Sharon Bolich. A friend of mine told me you lived up here. He said I
should come visit you because we're both horse lovers.” I was stunned at first.

Author: Dawn Anita Plumlee

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450020496

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 331

View: 769

Dawn Anita Diffie, a young naïve country girl from Oklahoma, runs away from home at the age of sixteen to marry her sweetheart, Jerry Plumlee. Boarding a bus bound for Seattle with only $5.00 to her name, she volunteers her story to total strangers. A smooth-talking Californian tells her, “You’re welcome to come to my apartment and freshen up since you have an eight-hour layover in LA.” Unwary, she happily relates the offer to Jerry by phone, and he informs her “You get back on that bus, sit behind the driver, and don’t talk to anyone until you get to Seattle.” A quick wedding before the justice of the peace leads to a long and lasting marriage filled with love and turmoil as they struggle to survive. They celebrate love, mourn loss, and share many victories and disappointments, but they are always there for each other through even the most turbulent times. Their adventurous spirit takes them from Seattle to a small, isolated log cabin in the mountains of Idaho where they are stranded in a snowstorm for more than two months with nothing to eat but the fourteen loaves of bread they baked in their wood stove. The small cabin becomes cramped after two months, and unrest leads to a fight. Desperate to make a point, Dawn Anita jumps into a snowbank stark naked while Jerry looks on laughing as she lies “sizzling in the snow.” They journey back to Oklahoma to a remote 1,700-acre ranch, facing the perils of snakes, scorpions, wasps, rats, and wild cows. Always willing to try the unknown, these two set out on a hazardous journey from Oklahoma to Idaho with their two-week-old son and wind up stranded in Idaho with no money, food, or shelter. Overcoming many obstacles, their journey leads them back to Oklahoma where Jerry is the foreman on a huge cattle ranch, and she finds a career as a secretary in a law firm. With a family whose heritage is richly steeped in music, she yearns to find her place in country music, only to discover that when the opportunity presents itself for her to sign a major recording contract with RCA, she cannot bear the thought of leaving her two children at home to pursue the stardom she desires. Many offers, which hold promise of her becoming a celebrity, elude her grasp, and when the couple finally takes the leap of faith and journeys to Nashville after their children graduate, they find that Music City USA welcomes an over-the-hill, forty-year-old female with closed minds and a cold heart. Never one to give up on her dreams, at the age of fifty, she and her husband take an unprecedented six-hundred-mile journey on horseback from Broken Bow, Oklahoma, to Nashville to pursue her music career after a shady business partner leaves them penniless. Along the way, they are amazed to find total strangers who open their hearts, their homes, and their pocketbooks to help them on their journey and realize their journey has given them hope for one more last chance to feel whole again.

Last Chance for Glory

Good for Billy; bad for me is the way you could look at it, I suppose. But Billy had
his problems, too.” Collars reached into his jacket, pulled out a pint of
Thunderbird wine. He drank deeply, then grinned. “Don't suppose you'd want
some of this?

Author: Stephen Solomita

Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers

ISBN: 9049982360

Category: Fiction


View: 258

A broke PI attempts to prove the innocence of a wrongly convicted homeless man Late at night by posh Gramercy Park, a woman peers into the backseat of a parked car. She’s never seen a dead body before, but there’s enough blood that she has no doubt what she’s looking at. She remembers seeing a strange man nearby, and the police use her fuzzy identification and a few other bits of tenuous evidence to finger Billy Sowell, an alcoholic bum with limited intelligence and a patchy memory, as the killer. Who cares if he’s guilty? Billy’s an easy conviction, and his case is forgotten until years later, when it falls in the lap of PI Marty Blake. Blake will take anything as he tries to rebuild his practice after a year’s suspension for illegal surveillance, and he attempts to clear Billy’s name using his expertise at computerized investigation. But when it comes to proving the New York Police Department wrong, virtual sleuthing will not be enough. For this computer expert, it’s time to play tough.

Three to See the King

Before I set off with the provisions, Mary Petrie said, 'Are you going to try to see
them today?' 'I don't think so,' I replied. ... Today, as Mary Petrie was trying to point
out, was my last chance to confirm our friendship. After that we were likely to drift

Author: Magnus Mills

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408822792


Page: 240

View: 390

Living on a windy plain in a house made entirely from tin, a recluse's quiet life is transformed by the severely critical Mary Petrie who arrives unannounced with a trunk of her belongings in tow. As a procession of new houseguests begins, our narrator is put under pressure as his previously-isolated existence is turned on its head and he is forced to choose between a solitary life and joining the mass exodus of his neighbours...

Last Last Chance

Sometimes I look at an incredible sentence by Cormac McCarthy and try to
imagine a state of mind in which I might have ... As is, I read from Last Last
Chance at bookstores, and feel mildly horrified by sentences here and there and
so I often ...

Author: Fiona Maazel

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429941594

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 922

Last Last Chance, Fiona Maazel's first novel, is one of the most distinctive debuts of recent years: a rollicking comic tale about (in no particular order) plague, narcotics recovery, and reincarnation. A lethal strain of virus vanishes from a lab in Washington, D.C., unleashing an epidemic—and the world thinks Lucy Clark's dead father is to blame. The plague may be the least of Lucy's problems. There's her mother, Isifrid, a peddler of high-end hatwear who's also a crackhead and pagan theologist. There's her twelve-year-old half sister, Hannah, obsessed with disease and Christian fundamentalism; and Lucy's lover, Stanley, who's hell-bent on finding a womb for his dead wife's frozen eggs. Lastly, there's her grandmother Agneth, who believes in reincarnation (and who turns out to be right). And then there is Lucy herself, whose wise, warped approach to life makes her an ideal guide to love among the ruins. Romping across the country, from Southern California to the Texas desert to rural Pennsylvania and New York City, Lucy tries to surmount her drug addiction and to keep her family intact—and tells us, uproariously, all about it. Last Last Chance is a novel about survival and recovery, opportunity and despair, and, finally, love and faith in an age of anxiety. It introduces Maazel as a new writer of phenomenal gifts.

Last Chance for Baby

Get dressed and we'll talk in my office.” She used the tissues he handed to her,
wiping the gel from her abdomen while she hurried to the adjoining rest room. “
And that's the problem with my job,” Carl complained to Raoul with a friendly

Author: Julianna Morris

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 1460353145

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 865

To: Maggie, Sharon, Jen, Lauren From: Julia Date: 1/02 RE: Due Date: 2 months Help! I need advice on how to un-seduce a sheik. Apparently my brief affair with Sheik Raoul Oman left a lasting impression on him. And now that he's working in our office, he seems more determined than ever to continue what we started. I've tried to discourage him from pursuing me—despite my heart telling me not to—but nothing has scared off the charming sheik. Wonder what'll happen when he finds out that I'm pregnant…?

Last Chance for Love a romantic comedy

I'm a patientman, Sunflower, that's one thing you're going to find out. Hoping to
beyours, Greg Now that Melvin ... Sara asked, startledone day to see Chloe
leaningonthe walloutside her bedroom door. Chloe pranced in. "Someone has
tokeep ...

Author: Sophie Meyer

Publisher: Sophie Meyer

ISBN: 1632912600

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 300

When Sara is left by her husband, after 18 years of marriage, for a much younger woman, she is left with three growing children and a heart full of dreams. Hurt, saddened, and unsure how to go on, Sarah’s spunky children cheer her on—and the newly-formed group of single women in the neighborhood decide it's time to help each other start searching for the One. Before she knows it, Sara has a single profile on the online dating sites, and the wild ride begins. Sara learns to pick up the pieces and become a modern woman, dating one strange guy after the next, learning about herself, about men, and finally waking up to what love really means. Her mother tries to pull her backwards, to the old neighborhood, to marrying her friend's stable son. But Sara's destiny is moving in another direction. Her psychic lets her know that a powerful and strange encounter is on the way. But this soul mate won't be someone she expected. Just as she feels she is losing hope and can’t stand one more bad date, when she least expects it, an unexpected twist comes her way. LAST CHANCE FOR LOVE is romantic comedy which is sure to lift readers’ hearts.

What Women Know

It's tempting to see our daughters as a second chance to be ourselves. But the
quicker we forget about this, the better. Our daughters are very different people –
the joy is realising this and cherishing every moment ofdiscovering it. Women
often ...

Author: Michelle Jackson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444725831

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 300

View: 368

What is the secret to a woman's strength and power? Mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, colleagues: women connect through shared experience, mutual support, and the wisdom handed down from generation to generation. In What Women Know, bestselling authors Dr. Juliet Bressan and Michelle Jackson mine this world of female wisdom and share the results of both their personal journeys and those of the many ordinary and extraordinary women that they have met along the way. With answers to all of the big questions that every woman asks herself about - With advice and tips on relationships, work, health, love, loss, sex, money, children, spirituality, key life changes, beauty - What Women Know is an open book of women's confidences, designed by women for women, to help us live life to our full potential. Inside these pages are precious gifts for each and every one of us: to learn, to live, and to pass on . . .

The Frood

... Knebworth Rock Festival, appearance at 52–3, Last Chance to see
248,253,258, 259,260-2,270,309,317,359–60, 373,374,383,384; Last Chance To
See (Fry & Carwardine) (inspired by DNA) 344,383,385, John Lloyd, writing with
63, 65–9, ...

Author: Jem Roberts

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409052354

Category: Humor

Page: 480

View: 973

As a wise ape once observed, space is big – vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly so. However, if you look too closely at space, it becomes nothing but lumps of rock and sundry gases. Sometimes it's necessary to take a step back, and let a few billion years go by, before any of the true wonder and scope of the cosmos becomes apparent. Similarly, the late 20th century author, humorist and thinker Douglas Adams was big – vastly, hugely and thoroughly mind-bogglingly so, both in physical terms, and as a writer who has touched millions of readers, firing up millions of cerebellums all over planet Earth, for over 35 years – and for nearly half of that time, he hasn't even been alive. It would be ridiculous to pretend that Douglas Adams's life and work has gone unexamined since his dismayingly early death at 49 but throughout the decade since the last book to tackle the subject, the universes Adams created have continued to develop, to beguile and expand minds, and will undoubtedly do so for generations to come. An all-new approach to the most celebrated creation of Douglas Adams is therefore most welcome, and The Frood tells the story of Adams's explosive but agonizingly constructed fictional universe, from his initial inspirations to the posthumous sequel(s) and adaptations, bringing together a thousand tales of life as part of the British Comedy movements of the late 70s and 80s along the way. With the benefit of hindsight and much time passed, friends and colleagues have been interviewed for a fresh take on the man and his works.


Rosie cried for days after a visit. It hadn't been easy since Mama's death. They
both could still hear Mama, “You girls take care of your daddy.” That's a promise
they would have done better keeping if Daddy would agree to take turns living
with ...

Author: Betty R. Anderson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 148172519X

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

View: 737

Last Chance is a book of short stories about ordinary people who must take the circumstances of their lives and decide what chances they are willing to deal with in order to survive. Lilly Mae must live with the past bravery of her mother-in-law and face her worst nightmare with her husband and their children in The Hallway. Rosemary, in Typewriter for Sale, must decide how to free herself and her children from an abusive situation. A lonely man and a bitter young boy take their chances as they share a park bench, where Charles realizes that maybe he did miss having a son in The Park Bench. All the stories in Last Chance will challenge you to stop, listen, and maybe look at life from a different perspective.