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Mole Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Reaktion Books Pages: 240 Illustrations and other contents: 107 illustrations, 102 in colour Language: English ISBN: 9781789142228 Categories: , ,

Though moles are rarely seen, they live in close proximity to humans around the world. Gardeners and farmers go to great lengths to remove molehills from their fields and gardens; mole-catching has been a profession for the past two millennia. Moles are also close to our imagination, appearing in myths, fairy tales and comic books as either wealthy, undesirable grooms or seekers of enlightenment. In Mole Steve Gronert Ellerhoff examines moles in nature, as well as their representation throughout history and across cultures. Balancing evolution and ecology with photographs and artworks, Ellerhoff provides new insight into this exceedingly private mammal.

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"A jaunty yet sensitive account of a much maligned and misunderstood species."--Sara Baume, author of A Line Made by Walking

Author Biography

Steve Gronert Ellerhoff is the author of many books including Post-Jungian Psychology and the Short Stories of Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut: Golden Apples of the Monkey House (2016). He lives in Eugene, Oregon.