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Thursday, October 11, 2007

No chance to see

Fans of Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine's 1990 book* "Last Chance To See" - a world tour of endangered species that I rate above DA's "Hitchhiker's Guide" and "Dirk Gently" fictions - may wish to check their local library for the September 15 issue of "New Scientist". It contains an essay by MC that's effectively a eulogy for one of the "L/C/T/S" subjects: the Yangtze River dolphin. He explains how China failed to save a creature regarded as a "national treasure" and notes other cetaceans that could be swimming toward extinction.

*Also a radio series and, in 1992, released in a deluxe CD-ROM edition.


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