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DOWNLOAD á The Hunt for the Golden Mole ☆ [EPUB] ✰ The Hunt for the Golden Mole By Richard Girling – Eyltransferservices.co.uk This story is a uest 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 TThis story is a uest for an animal for the MOBI #183 so rare that a sighting has never been recorded The Somali golden mole was first described in 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 R. 45Imagine a work colleague asking you what you were going to do for your summer holidays and you replied that you were off to Africa to shoot a few elephants tigers and possible even a rhino Ridiculous and appalling of course – but it wasn’t long ago that holiday snaps would feature ‘hunters’ standing proudly next to their killAnd not long ago that giraffes were shot purely because their tails made good fly swishesI wouldn’t classify myself as particularly animal loving but to read about the hundreds of species that are hurtling towards extinction is truly shocking Of course the public get behind campaigns to save the iconic and usually large creatures such as elephants and whales But Girling argues that everything from the tiniest shrew or insect is eually as importantHis book starts off with a mission to find out about the Somali Golden Mole This creature’s very existence is to be found purely down to a fragment of jawbone found in an owl pelletGirling is a wonderful story teller with a passionate belief in the importance of every living thing however big or small His voice remains steady until we reach the chapter on ivory a chapter that made me want to weep He apologises at the end – “I’m afraid that my voice in this chapter may have become somewhat shrill” This book made a huge impact on me I finish some books and instantly forget them as I move onto the next But this one will stay with me

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Xplores the science of collecting and naming specimens traces the development of the conservation movement and addresses the central issues of extinction and biodiversity The Hunt for the Golden Mole is an engaging story which illustrates the importance of every living creature no matter how small strange or rare It is a thoughtful shocking inspiring and important book. While this book makes some very good points I was really hoping for something that focused on living golden moles and other animals rather than the history of killing animals for science However books that bring awareness to little known animals such as golden moles are generally helpful in their conservation so I would still recommend this

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The Hunt for the Golden MoleIchard Girling embarks on a hunt to find the animal and its discoverer an Italian professor who he thinks might still be aliveRichard's journey comes at a The Hunt PDF time when one species our own is having to reconsider its relationship with every other It is also a uest for knowledge He delves into the history of exploration and the tall tales of the great hunters e. Picked this up at the library without ever having heard of it The novel concerns the author's search for the rare golden mole which has never been observed but parts of which had been previously found in an owl pellet More than that however the book concerns itself with the history of hunting issues of biodiversity and humanity's challenging relationship with animals I found the information interesting and it did give me pause to think about the need to biodiversity in general This book read very much like an extended magazine article which makes sense because the author is a journalist