The Hunt for the Golden Mole review ☆ 3

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The Hunt for the Golden MoleThis story is for the PDF #10003 a uest for an animal so rare that a sighting has never been recordedThe Somali golden mole was first described in but the sole evidence for its existence is a tiny fragment of jawbone found in an owl pellet Intrigued by this elusive. This book is one man's opinion and ideas surrounding natural history and wildlife conservation covering widely disparate topics from trophy hunting to poaching taxonomy and the history and practice of conservation And oh there is the uest to find the few pieces of skull of the only specimen of the Somali golden mole ever to have been collected but that is only an excuse to launch into lengthy discussions of the aforementioned topics To say the book lacks focus is a huge understatement I found it to be rambling and directionless going off on various subjects seemingly at random The reader will likely find a few of these interesting enough if encountered for the first time such as the history of big game and ivory hunting in Africa or how community run nature conservancies work in practice As a whole though it was tough slogging through the long chapters with no ultimate conclusion other than the author's final pilgrimage to a museum in Italy to meet the titular subject

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E Hunt Epubreconsider 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. Girling’s description of his search for bones of the Somali golden mole bones that were found only once in an owl pellet in 1964 makes for a powerful metaphor but his freuent lengthy digressions about extinct and endangered species are far interesting and compelling A thoughtful and provocative elegy to living things

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The Hunt for the Golden Mole review ☆ 3 ô [PDF / Epub] ★ The Hunt for the Golden Mole Author Richard Girling – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk This story is a uest for an animal so rare that a sighting has never been recordedThe Somali golden mole was first described in 1964 but the sole evidence for its existence is a tiny fragment 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 Th. Like a lot of books hung on a 'hook' in this case the author's 'search' for a species of mole only known from a couple of bits of bone in an owl pellet there is a vague sense here that the thing isn't uite a cohesive whole nor a collection of linked essays There are some splendid gems like the beeswax eating bird whose stomach enzymes break down tuberculosis but sadly what will linger is the 'howl of despair' against a world in which species are being wiped out by mankind's seething stupidity