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The Resource The last unicorn : a search for one of Earth's rarest creatures, William DeBuys

The last unicorn : a search for one of Earth's rarest creatures, William DeBuys

Label
The last unicorn : a search for one of Earth's rarest creatures
Title
The last unicorn
Title remainder
a search for one of Earth's rarest creatures
Statement of responsibility
William DeBuys
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1992, in a remote mountain range, a team of scientists discovered the remains of an unusual animal with beautiful long horns. It turned out to be a living species new to western science -- a saola, the first large land mammal discovered in 50 years. Rare then and rarer now, no westerner had glimpsed a live saola before Pulitzer Prize finalist and nature writer William deBuys and conservation biologist William Robichaud set off to search for it in the wilds of central Laos. The team endured a punishing trek, up and down whitewater rivers and through mountainous terrain ribboned with the snare lines of armed poachers. In the tradition of Bruce Chatwin, Colin Thubron, and Peter Matthiessen, THE LAST UNICORN is deBuys's look deep into one of the world's most remote places. As in the pursuit of the unicorn, the journey ultimately becomes a quest for the essence of wildness in nature, and an encounter with beauty"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DeBuys, William
Dewey number
591.6809594
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL737.U53
LC item number
D434 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Saola
  • Rare mammals
  • Endangered species
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Nakai-Nam Theun National Biodiversity Conservation Area (Laos)
  • NATURE / Animals / Wildlife
  • NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
  • NATURE / Endangered Species
  • Endangered species
  • Saola
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Laos
Label
The last unicorn : a search for one of Earth's rarest creatures, William DeBuys
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 336-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Entry -- To the Far Nam Nyang -- Circling back : Nakai, again -- Upriver : the Poung of the Nam Mon -- Appendix. Pronunciation, nomenclature, and acronyms
Control code
889005309
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780316232869
Lccn
2014020923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)889005309
Label
The last unicorn : a search for one of Earth's rarest creatures, William DeBuys
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 336-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Entry -- To the Far Nam Nyang -- Circling back : Nakai, again -- Upriver : the Poung of the Nam Mon -- Appendix. Pronunciation, nomenclature, and acronyms
Control code
889005309
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780316232869
Lccn
2014020923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)889005309

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