[E–pub/Pdf] The Hunt for the Golden Mole Author Richard Girling

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The Hunt for the Golden Mole

Richard Girling Ï 0 Summary review à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ï Richard Girling Read & Download The Hunt for the Golden Mole Rd 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 It is also a uest for knowledge He delves into the history of exploration and the tall tales of the great hunters explores. 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

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Richard Girling Ï 0 Summary review à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ï Richard Girling Read & Download The Hunt for the Golden Mole 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 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 Richa. 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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Richard Girling Ï 0 Summary review à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ï Richard Girling Read & Download The Hunt for the Golden Mole 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 boo. 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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  1. says: [E–pub/Pdf] The Hunt for the Golden Mole Author Richard Girling

    [E–pub/Pdf] The Hunt for the Golden Mole Author Richard Girling review à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ï Richard Girling 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 wou

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Hunt for the Golden Mole Author Richard Girling Richard Girling Ï 0 Summary review à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ï Richard Girling 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 uest 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 captu

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    Richard Girling Ï 0 Summary review à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ï Richard Girling Read & Download The Hunt for the Golden Mole 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 collecte

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Hunt for the Golden Mole Author Richard Girling review à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ï Richard Girling I suspected that this would not be terribly scientific and I was right It was interesting but felt repetitive at times It took me a long time to finish this partly because it just felt like pages upon pages of the same points reiterated The descriptions of Ol Pejeta were great though and it is obvious that the

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Hunt for the Golden Mole Author Richard Girling 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

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    Read & Download The Hunt for the Golden Mole Richard Girling Ï 0 Summary [E–pub/Pdf] The Hunt for the Golden Mole Author Richard Girling 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 w

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Hunt for the Golden Mole Author Richard Girling review à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ï Richard Girling Richard Girling Ï 0 Summary While this book makes some very good points I was really hoping for something that focused on living golden moles and other animals rather th

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Hunt for the Golden Mole Author Richard Girling 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 a

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Hunt for the Golden Mole Author Richard Girling I really liked this book I loved Richard's historical look at how naturalists perceived the natural world around them and how they int

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Hunt for the Golden Mole Author Richard Girling Richard Girling Ï 0 Summary review à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ï Richard Girling I really enjoyed the author's writing style it felt like I was along for the ride down a rabbit hole He provided a fascinating history of collecting specimens for research and taxonomy and managed to condense a pretty expansive way o

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