May 25th is Towel Day, a chance for all hoopy froods and fans of the late great Douglas Adams to wave their towels and show their appreciation for his truly remarkable books.
Born on March 11, 1952, Douglas Noël Adams was the author of quite a few books, a couple of computer games, some Doctor Who scripts, a bit of Monty Python, a television show or two, and a plethora of radio scripts. He was a staunch environmentalist and campaigned extensively for endangered species, writing Last Chance to See to showcase endangered animals, and even going so far as to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in a rhino suit. A technophile, Adams was a prolific e-mailer since the technology's infancy and a huge fan of Apple, even starring in some of their commercials. He wrote several articles on technology, some of which are reprinted in the posthumous The Salmon of Doubt. Douglas Adams died of a heart attack on May 11, 2001. He is sorely missed.
So grab your towel, stick out your thumbs and check out our selection of books by this really together guy.
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- ► 2012 (64)
- ► 2011 (60)
- ▼ May (11)
- ► 2009 (89)
- ► 2008 (66)