By Daneet Steffens
Updated October 04, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Search for the Golden Moon Bear: Science and Adventure in Pursuit of a New Species

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Science writer Montgomery and evolutionary biologist Dr. Gary Galbreath explore Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia, all in the hopes of documenting ”a beautiful new bear.” Skipping the standard tourist attractions, they brave bandits, giant leeches, land mines, and remote dirt roads that give the word bumpy new meaning. While the golden moon bear is the holy grail of their quest, their search introduces them to ethnic groups teetering on the brink of disappearance and also leads them deep into the intricacies of molecular genetics. Despite a tendency toward purplish prose, Montgomery ties science, history, travelogue, and splashes of humor into a satisfying bundle.

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

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  • Sy Montgomery

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