[Ebook] ↠ The Hunt for the Golden Mole Author Richard Girling – Tkcleaningservices.co.uk

The Hunt for the Golden Mole 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 AliveRichard 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. There needs to be a sixth star option Excellent on so many counts Review to follow. 4.5Imagine 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 kill.And not long ago that giraffes were shot purely because their tails made good fly swishes.I wouldn t classify myself as particularly animal loving but to read about th 4.5Imagine 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 kill.And not long ago that giraffes were shot purely because their tails made good fly swishes.I wouldn t classify myself as particularly animal loving but to read about the hundred From Victorian animal collecting to present day poaching, Girling surveys the contradictory human instincts toward exploitation and preservation of mammals The book is rather scattered, with too little about the actual quest for the mole, but the message about species extinction is powerful The Somali golden mole has never been seen in the wild, except as a few bones in an owl pellet found by an Italian zoologist in 1964 For some reason, it captured Girling s imagination, becoming a symb 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 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 pr

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