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Summary

An award-winning author's stirring quest to find and understand an elusive and exceptionally rare species in the heart of Southeast Asia's jungles.

In 1992, in a remote mountain range, a team of scientists discovered the remains of an unusual animal with beautiful, long horns. It turned out to be a living species new to Western science - a saola, the first large land mammal discovered in 50 years.

Rare then and rarer now, no Westerner had glimpsed a live saola in the wild before Pulitzer Prize finalist and nature writer William deBuys and conservation biologist William Robichaud set off to search for it in the wilds of central Laos. The team endured a punishing trek, up and down whitewater rivers and through mountainous terrain ribboned with the snare lines of armed poachers.

In the tradition of Bruce Chatwin, Colin Thubron, and Peter Matthiessen, The Last Unicorn is deBuys' look deep into one of the world's most remote places. As in the pursuit of the unicorn, the journey ultimately becomes a quest for the essence of wildness in nature and an encounter with beauty.

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©2015 William deBuys (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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  • Lesley
  • 08-05-16

Exciting title but that is all!

Tried to give this book a chance a listened to 3/4 waiting for some sort of quality story. I'm not even sure what to call. Rambling and mediocre come to mind. Don't waste your credit like I did!

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  • Paulina
  • 27-04-22

Wrong Author

Boring, unreal, I spent an hour trying to find something within the pages, but Sorry, it wasn't for me.
The worst? This is not the author of the book Last Unicorn book is Peter S. Beagle.

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  • C Gibson
  • 26-10-20

Beautifully written - imo

Wow, I’ve just finished The Last Unicorn and feel book withdrawal coming on. I thought it was written beautifully, the main adventure laced with lots of intertwining facts and side stories. I have learned a lot - about cultures, species, the environment and other ways of life. I would say: soothing and thought provoking. The accompanying PDF was awesome and helped me align myself. I felt part of the world that deBuys laid out, I will miss that.