The Resource The extinction club, Robert Twigger

The extinction club, Robert Twigger

Label
The extinction club
Title
The extinction club
Statement of responsibility
Robert Twigger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
" ... the brilliant, peculiar, and complex tale of the Milu. For one thousand years, the Milu, an exotic species of deer with the neck of a camel, the horns of a stag, the feet of a cow, and the tail of a donkey, existed only in the Chinese emperor's private park in Beijing. But in the second half of the nineteenth century a Basque missionary, Pére David, became the first Westerner ever to see a Milu. Transfixed by the strange beast, he risked his life to obtain a specimen, then embalmed it and sent it to Paris in a diplomatic bag. ... Within a very short time, every major nation in Europe possessed a Muli. But most failed to thrive and died quickly ... yet the exotic deer were able to survive in one place--Bedfordshire, England--due to the nurturing of a devoted caretaker, the 11th Duke of Bedford ..."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Twigger, Robert
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6120.W54
LC item number
E98 2001
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • David, Armand
  • Bedford, Herbrand Arthur Russell
  • Woburn Abbey
  • Père David's deer
  • Endangered species
  • Naturalists
  • Authorship
  • England
  • China
Label
The extinction club, Robert Twigger
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm48517155
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9780688175399
Lccn
2001057904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)48517155
Label
The extinction club, Robert Twigger
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm48517155
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9780688175399
Lccn
2001057904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)48517155

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