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Author DeBuys, William, 1949- author.

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

Publication Info. New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  591.68 DEB    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  591.68 DEB    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description 354 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [336]-342) and index.
Contents Entry -- To the Far Nam Nyang -- Circling back : Nakai, again -- Upriver : the Poung of the Nam Mon -- Appendix. Pronunciation, nomenclature, and acronyms.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Saola -- Laos -- Nakai-Nam Theun National Biodiversity Conservation Area.
Endangered species -- Laos -- Nakai-Nam Theun National Biodiversity Conservation Area.
Wildlife conservation -- Laos -- Nakai-Nam Theun National Biodiversity Conservation Area.
NATURE / Animals / Wildlife.
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection.
NATURE / Endangered Species.
Endangered species. (OCoLC)fst00909658
Saola. (OCoLC)fst01105369
Wildlife conservation. (OCoLC)fst01175253
Nakai-Nam Theun National Biodiversity Conservation Area (Laos)
Laos -- Nakai-Nam Theun National Biodiversity Conservation Area. (OCoLC)fst01730981
ISBN 9780316232869 (hardback) $27.00
0316232866 (hardback)

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