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The Hunt for the Golden Mole: All Creatures Great and Small, and Why They Matter

by Richard Girling - £9.99  Vintage (2015)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780099571933 | ISBN 10: 0099571935

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, 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. He delves into the history of exploration and cataloguing and the tall tales of the great hunters, traces the development of the conservation movement and addresses central issues of extinction and biodiversity.

(Price & availability last checked: June 2015)

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