2. Another book in the antipodean theme is Last Chance to See by the late Douglas Adams. He goes from Africa to Madagascar to New Zealand to Australia as the clueless member of a team of international conservation experts who are filming a documentary on endangered species. Although the book is still in print, look for a first edition in a used bookstore: the first run contains a very, very funny scene with a venomous snake expert which is shortened (to poor effect) in later editions.
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