Search for the Golden Moon Bear
Science and Adventure in Pursuit of a New Species

By Sy Montgomery

Search for the Golden Moon Bear
Paperback, 336 pages £15.95
Published: 1st September 2009
ISBN: 9781603580632


Sy Montgomery has already shared with readers her amazing encounters with great apes, man-eating tigers, and pink river dolphins, but her latest muse is an animal whose name and appearance evoke another world altogether.

Southeast Asia's golden moon bear, with its luminous coat, lionlike mane and Mickey Mouse ears, was unknown to science - until Montgomery and her colleagues got on the trail at the dawn of the new millennium. Search for the Golden Moon Bear recounts Montgomeryís quest - fraught with danger and mayhem - to reconstruct an evolutionary record and piece together a living portrait of her little-known subject.

This beautiful animal is not just a scientific eureka! It is also a powerful symbol of conservation. Search for the Golden Moon Bear is a field report from the frontiers of science and the ends of the earth, seamlessly weaving together folklore, natural history and contemporary research into fantastic travelogue.

Sy Montgomery

ìPart Indiana Jones, part Emily Dickinson,î as the Boston Globe describes her, Sy Montgomery is an author, naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, and radio commentator who has traveled to some of the worldís most remote wildernesses for her work. She has worked in a pit crawling with 18,000 snakes in Manitoba, been hunted by a tiger in India, swum with pink dolphins in the Amazon, and been undressed by an orangutan in Borneo. She is the author of 13 award-winning books, including her national best-selling memoir, The Good Good Pig. Montgomery lives in Hancock, New Hampshire.

Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 336 pages
ISBN: 9781603580632

BISAC Code:  NAT019000
Imprint: Chelsea Green Publishing

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