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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
  

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... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781771644792
Barcode 9781771644792
Release Date 1 October 2019 by Greystone Books
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hamer, Marc
Availability Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Oct 2019

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ISBN-13 9781771644792
ISBN-10 1771644796
Stock Release date is 1 October 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Oct 2019
Publisher Greystone Books
Imprint Greystone Books
Release Date 1 October 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hamer, Marc
Category Not specified
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 133mm
Height: 191mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
ONIX Text General/trade
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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, clutching 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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Author's Bio

Marc Hamer was born in the North of England and moved to Wales more than thirty years ago. After spending a period homeless, then working on the railway, he returned to education and studied fine art. He has worked in art galleries, marketing, graphic design, as a magazine editor and taught creative writing in a prison before becoming a gardener and mole-catcher.

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