Really good. Douglas Adams is not ashamed to confess when he was nervous, upset, happy, enthusiastic, puzzled...
It is not only a quick look into what conservationists are doing for certain animals (unfortunately, in a couple of cases - the Yangtze river dolphin and the northern white rhino - it ended up being all in vain), but also a year spent with the lovely, interesting and sadly missed Douglas Adams.
Follow Adams to visit some of the most endangered species on earth. For such a book, "Last Chance to See" is a pretty ominous title, and for these animals it was, sadly, their last chance to see Adams.
This book is not just about visiting the animals and showing us how cute they are, (in fact, for a book on animals, there are interestingly few pictures) it is also a travelogue about the places these animals live in, the people working desperately to save them (I salute them), and, not surprisingly, about the crew themselves. In short, it's what Adams does best, touching your heart and mind with sharp wit and humour.
If you like the book, you certainly would be interested in the TV series made by BBC twenty years since. And, gladly, for most of the animals, the book title has been wrong.