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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 Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    591.6809 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 exquisite long horns. It turned out to be a living species new to Western science -- a saola, the first large land mammal discovered in fifty years. Rare then and rarer now, a live saola had never been glimpsed by a Westerner in the wild when Pulitzer Prize finalist and nature writer William deBuys and conservation biologist William Robichaud set off to search for it in central Laos. The team endured a punishing trek up and down white-water rivers and through mountainous terrain ribboned with the snare lines of armed poachers who roamed the forest, stripping it of wildlife"--Dust jacket flap.
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.
Nakai-Nam Theun National Biodiversity Conservation Area (Laos)
ISBN 9780316232869 (hardback) : $27.00
0316232866 (hardback)

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