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How to Catch a Mole: Wisdom from a Life Lived in Nature

How to Catch a Mole: Wisdom from a Life Lived in Nature (Hardback)

By Hamer, Marc

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Sometimes the two stories of mole and me seem inextricably intertwined. There are echoes and reflections. But the dance has become a way of living that I find simple and beautiful, and has given me everything that I could ever want. --Marc Hamer Kneeling in a muddy field, clutchi...ng something soft and blue-black, Marc Hamer vows he will stop trapping moles--forever. In this earnest, understated, and sublime work of nonfiction literature, the molecatcher shares what led him to this strange career: from sleeping among hedges as a homeless teen, to toiling on the railway, to weeding windswept gardens in Wales. Hamer infuses his wanderings with radiant poetry and stark, simple observations on nature's oft-ignored details. He also reveals how to catch a mole--a craft long kept secret by its masters--and burrows into the unusual lives of his muses. Moles, we learn, are colorblind. Their blood holds unusual amounts of carbon dioxide. Their vast tunnel networks are intricate and deceptive. And, like Hamer, they work alone.
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ISBN 9781771644792
Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
Publisher Greystone Books
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781771644792
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Greystone Books
Imprint Greystone Books
Released 1 Oct 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hamer, Marc
Category Biography & Autobiography: Science, Technology & Engineering
The Environment
Natural History, Country Life & Pets
Wild Animals
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 193mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code B
Weight 318g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Nature, Environmentalists, Hamer, Marc
NBS Text Natural History: Animal & Wildlife
ONIX Text General/trade