All Creatures Great and Small, and Why They Matter
Chatto & Windus 2014
Hardback 320pp Illustrated
9780701187156   Product Code: 22339
The Somali golden mole is mentioned in textbooks, though the only evidence for its existence is a bone fragment in an owl pellet. When environmental journalist Richard Girling sets out to find this elusive creature and its discoverer, he is confronted by the big issues of our time. His account of the history of exploration and the development of the conservation movement raises questions about extinction, biodiversity and the survival of life on this planet.