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How to catch a mole : wisdom from a life lived in nature

Author: Marc Hamer; Joe McLaren
Publisher: Vancouver ; Berkeley : Greystone Books, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hamer, Marc.
How to catch a mole.
Vancouver : Greystone Books, [2019]
(OCoLC)1122749876
Named Person: Marc Hamer; Marc Hamer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Hamer; Joe McLaren
ISBN: 9781771644792 1771644796
OCLC Number: 1089005838
Notes: "First published by Harvill Secker in 2019"--Title page verso.
Description: 206 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Daybreak p. 17 --
Scything a Meadow p. 25 --
Golden Moles, Star-nosed Moles and Famous Moles p. 41 --
Molehills --
Leaving Home p. 49 --
Earth p. 57 --
Tunnels and Sleeping p. 69 --
Getting Old and Walking p. 85 --
Reproduction p. 99 --
Oxygen p. 107 --
Gas and the Dead Past p. 119 --
Poison and Winter p. 129 --
Deterrents p. 135 --
Mole Traps and Breaking Things p. 143 --
Finding and Kneeling p. 149 --
Setting the Traps and Leaving p. 157 --
Killing p. 167 --
Fortress and the Worm Larder p. 173 --
History of Molecatching p. 179.
Responsibility: Marc Hamer ; jacket and interior illustrations by Joe McLaren.

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"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." -- Amazon.com

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