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The Missing Musk: A Casebook of Mysteries from the Natural World

Bob Gilbert

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Memoirs, British & Irish history, Natural history, The Earth: natural history general

Detective stories from the natural world, from the author of the Wainwright and Rathbones Folio Prize-longlisted Ghost Trees

'Utterly fascinating and intriguing'
NEIL ANSELL, author of The Last Wilderness

LEE SCHOFIELD, author of Wild Fell

'A joyful celebration'
LEV PARIKIAN, author of Into the Tangled Bank

'A perfect mix of whodunnit and wonder'
JAMES ALDRED, author of Goshawk Summer

To the Victorians, the musk plant was prized for its intoxicating perfume. Yet in 1913 all the musk plants in the world suddenly stopped smelling.

Unable to resist the lure of the mystery, Bob Gilbert turns detective. From the London Underground to Scotland's Pentland Hills, from uncovering a possible murder to confronting the unsettling silence of the yew tree, The Missing Musk mixes history, nature writing and science to uncover the truth behind six of nature's great enigmas.

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Praise for The Missing Musk: A Casebook of Mysteries from the Natural World

  • The Missing Musk is a joyful celebration of intelligent curiosity. Absorbing, fascinating, and a positive invitation to explore the natural world around us

  • Meticulously researched, thought provoking and enlightening, The Missing Musk is a perfect mix of whodunnit and wonder for the natural world. A truly unique, fun and inspirational book that dispels common myths without detracting from the wonder of its subject

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