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The Resource The hunt for the golden mole : all creatures great and small, and why they matter, Richard Girling

The hunt for the golden mole : all creatures great and small, and why they matter, Richard Girling

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The hunt for the golden mole : all creatures great and small, and why they matter
Title
The hunt for the golden mole
Title remainder
all creatures great and small, and why they matter
Statement of responsibility
Richard Girling
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This story is a quest for an animal so rare that a sighting has never been recorded. The Somali golden mole was first described in 1964. It is mentioned in a number of textbooks, but the sole evidence for its existence is a tiny fragment of jawbone found in an owl pellet. Intrigued by this elusive creature, and what it can tell us about extinction and survival, Richard Girling embarks on a hunt to find the animal and its discoverer - an Italian professor who he thinks might still be alive. Richard's journey comes at a time when one species - our own - is having to reconsider its relationship with every other. It is also a quest for knowledge. He delves into the history of exploration and the tall tales of the great hunters, explores the science of collecting and naming specimens, traces the development of the conservation movement and addresses the central issues of extinction and biodiversity
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StDuBDS
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Girling, Richard
Dewey number
  • 599.3'35
  • 599.335
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Golden moles
  • Endangered species
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Nature
  • Popular Science and Mathematics
Label
The hunt for the golden mole : all creatures great and small, and why they matter, Richard Girling
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780099571933
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780099571933
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
The hunt for the golden mole : all creatures great and small, and why they matter, Richard Girling
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780099571933
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780099571933
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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