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The Mole

£14.99

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The Mole is perhaps the most engaging of all our wild animals. He lives a largely solitary life, in tunnels up to a foot below the surface. These he builds with his massive fore-paws so that surprised worms (his chief food) may fall in through the roof. Given a good set of tunnels, a mole's life is almost uniquely easy, safe and cosy. If flooded out he will surface and swim off. If surprised above ground he can crash-dive with great speed.
Mole-hills are the spoil heaps he pushes up to the surface (not where he comes up for air). If you are lucky enough to find them on your lawn, just sweep them away. If you try to block up the run he will simply by-pass the obstruction. Do not try to kill the mole and with luck you may even see him. If you pick him up he will bite you. 

The book is in very good condition. The boards curve outwards slightly and top corners have a little fraying. Some foxing has affected inside pages, including several photographs, but content is fully legible. There are 18 b/w photographs and 35 text figures. Price clipped. The jacket appears fine as it has a protective cover, probably added by a former owner.

Item details

Author(s):
Kenneth Mellanby
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14.4cm x 20.6cm
Edition:
1974
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
159
Publisher:
William Collins Sons & Co
Title:
The Mole

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The Mole is perhaps the most engaging of all our wild animals. He lives a largely solitary life, in tunnels up to a foot below the surface. These he builds with his massive fore-paws so that surprised worms (his chief food) may fall in through the roof. Given a good set of tunnels, a mole's life is almost uniquely easy, safe and cosy. If flooded out he will surface and swim off. If surprised above ground he can crash-dive with great speed.
Mole-hills are the spoil heaps he pushes up to the surface (not where he comes up for air). If you are lucky enough to find them on your lawn, just sweep them away. If you try to block up the run he will simply by-pass the obstruction. Do not try to kill the mole and with luck you may even see him. If you pick him up he will bite you. 

The book is in very good condition. The boards curve outwards slightly and top corners have a little fraying. Some foxing has affected inside pages, including several photographs, but content is fully legible. There are 18 b/w photographs and 35 text figures. Price clipped. The jacket appears fine as it has a protective cover, probably added by a former owner.

Author(s):
Kenneth Mellanby
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14.4cm x 20.6cm
Edition:
1974
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
159
Publisher:
William Collins Sons & Co
Title:
The Mole

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