America s Snake

America s Snake

Levin takes us from labs where the secrets of the snake's evolutionary history are being unlocked to far-flung habitats to explore the painful struggles involved in protecting and preserving its natural world.

Author: Ted Levin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226040646

Category: Nature

Page: 481

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The ominous rattle of the timber rattlesnake is a chilling shorthand for imminent danger, and a reminder of the countless ways that nature can suddenly snuff us out. Though they're found in thirty-one states, and near many major cities, in contemporary America timber rattlesnakes are creatures mostly of imagination and innate fear. Levin takes us from labs where the secrets of the snake's evolutionary history are being unlocked to far-flung habitats to explore the painful struggles involved in protecting and preserving its natural world.
Categories: Nature

America s Snake

America s Snake

the rocks, unblemished, and on their way back down the mountain, they found the quilled snake, coiled loosely in a small rockpile one hundred fifty feet ...

Author: Ted Levin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226040783

Category: Science

Page: 520

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The acclaimed naturalist offers an in-depth profile of the timber rattlesnake, from its unique biological adaptations to its role in American history. The ominous rattle of the timber rattlesnake is one of the most famous—and terrifying—sounds in nature. Today, they are found in thirty-one states and many major cities. Yet most Americans have never seen a timber rattler, and only know them from movies or our frightened imaginations. Ted Levin aims to change that with America’s Snake. This portrait of the timber rattler explores its significance in American frontier history, and sheds light on the heroic efforts to protect the species against habitat loss, climate change, and the human tendency to kill what we fear. Taking us from labs where the secrets of the snake’s evolutionary adaptations are being unlocked to far-flung habitats that are protected by dedicated herpetologists, Levin paints a picture of a fascinating creature: peaceable, social, long-lived, and, despite our phobias, not inclined to bite. The timber rattler emerges here as an emblem of America, but also of the struggles involved in protecting the natural world. A wonderful mix of natural history, travel writing, and exemplary journalism, America’s Snake is loaded with remarkable characters—none more so than the snake itself: frightening, fascinating, and unforgettable. A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award-winner
Categories: Science

Snakes of North America

Snakes of North America

Providing thorough descriptions of almost 200 species, this guide presents thousands of facts and figures that will help you identify, understand, and appreciate these important and remarkable animals.

Author: Alan Tennant

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 9781461662198

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 614

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Providing thorough descriptions of almost 200 species, this guide presents thousands of facts and figures that will help you identify, understand, and appreciate these important and remarkable animals. Each species and subspecies account includes the latest findings on abundance, size, reproductive habits, prey, habitat, behavior and venomous/nonvenomous status.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

America s Top 100

America s Top 100

One Snake River One Yukon River America's Top 10 Rivers are the longest. he
Snake River originates in Yellowstone National Park. From there, it twists and
turns through Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Wash- ington. Near Pasco,
Washington ...

Author: Edward R. Ricciuti

Publisher: Blackbirch Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 1567111513

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

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Shows the top ten American rivers, monuments, skyscrapers, cities, construction projects, national parks, curiosities, mountains, bridges, and natural wonders
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

America s Camping Book

America s Camping Book

tors . Unfortunately , there is no sure short - cut to this . Folklore contains several
commonly accepted methods to use in distinguishing poisonous from non -
poisonous snakes by just a few features . Like most of folklore , they are a mixture
of ...

Author: Paul Cardwell

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: UVA:X000034617

Category: Camping

Page: 590

View: 116

Categories: Camping

The Truth About Marijuana

The Truth About Marijuana

Lets be honestpeople are misled about the genuine use of marijuana for medicinal use.

Author: Ray Martinez

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477105344

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 242

Lets be honestpeople are misled about the genuine use of marijuana for medicinal use. There was a point and time where our society used to believe that cigarettes were safe and harmless, and some of the tobacco industry led us to believe it was healthy for us to smoke. Sounds familiar with marijuana today? Many years ago, people would sell bottles of drinks that were supposed to cure everything, better known as snake oil. Today we are faced with the twenty-first century snake oil that proponents want you to believe that marijuana cures everything from minor pains to cancer. Snake oil never lives up to the sellers hype. The great news is that most of our youth do not use marijuana; that in itself is refreshing
Categories: Education

Snakes of Eastern North America

Snakes of Eastern North America

rtgtda, Regina, 10, 135, 139-140 rigida, Regina rigida, 139 rim rock crowned
snake, 49 ringneck snake, 19 rosacea, Elaphe guttata, 74 rossalleni, Elaphe
obsoleta, 78 rough earth snake, 181 rough green snake, 65 sackeni,
Thamnophis ...

Author: Carl H. Ernst

Publisher: Fairfax, Va. : George Mason University Press

ISBN: UOM:49015000888314

Category: Nature

Page: 282

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The first treatise to be published in thirty years on the 58 snakes found in eastern North America, Snakes of Eastern North America provides a current summary of the taxonomy, ecology, and behavior of each species. Selected by CHOICE as Outstanding Academic book of 1989. Table of Contents: Preface; Introduction; Identification of Snakes; Typhlopidae: Blind Snakes; Colubridae: Colubrid Snakes; Glossary of Scientific Names; Bibliography; Index
Categories: Nature

Snake Toxins

Snake Toxins

Author: Alan L. Harvey

Publisher: Pergamon

ISBN: UOM:39015024802905

Category: Medical

Page: 460

View: 897

Hardbound. Encyclopedia volume on the human physiology and pharmacology of toxins in snake venom.
Categories: Medical

Treatment in Internal Medicine

Treatment in Internal Medicine

Venomous Snakes. Of the snake population, relatively few are venomous. In
North America, the poisonous element is represented by corals, copperheads,
water moccasins and rattlers. In South and Latin Americas, snake populations
are very ...

Author: Harold Thomas Hyman

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015003775924

Category: Medicine

Page: 609

View: 966

Categories: Medicine

America s Back Porch

America s Back Porch

presents , Wayne dips into the snake chests and comes up with bunches of
coiled serpents that are tossed to the nearest hands . Soon the whole
congregation is handling and passing around snakes . One woman wraps
snakes around her ...

Author: Daniel Jeffreys

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89071520886

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 571

Takes the reader on a rarely seen tour of the underbelly of our culture, recording the colorful and grotesque, from Jesus-worshipping rattlesnake handlers in the Appalachains, to cosmetic surgeons giving face-lifts to dogs in Hollywood.
Categories: Social Science

Liberia America s African Friend

Liberia  America s African Friend

Somewhat like the Leopard Society was the Snake Society , formed near the
coast . There were , in fact , two quite distinct snake societies . One was entirely
benevolent , having for its object the control and cure of snake bites . This society
 ...

Author: Robert Earle Anderson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058018691

Category: Liberia

Page: 305

View: 324

Categories: Liberia

Snakes of South America

Snakes of South America

Dr. Marcos Freiberg Few areas have a snake fauna as diversified as that of South
America yet so poorly known. This book serves not only as an introduction to the
fauna of the continent, but also as a handy reference sure to be of use to novice ...

Author: Marcos A. Freiberg

Publisher: Tfh Publications Incorporated

ISBN: CORNELL:31924002093908

Category: Pets

Page: 189

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Categories: Pets

Familiar Reptiles and Amphibians of America

Familiar Reptiles and Amphibians of America

a snake that upon full growth is one of the four largest in North America. For the
pine snake, a heavy-bodied species, may measure 5 to 8 feet. The western form
of this snake, P. melanoleucus catenifer, is known as the Pacific gopher or bull ...

Author: Will Barker

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951000011231B

Category: Amphibians

Page: 220

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Examines the habitat and characteristics of several snakes, lizards, turtles and tortoises, and crocodilians in the reptile class; and describes the range, traits, and behavior of frogs and toads, newts and salamanders of the amphibian class.
Categories: Amphibians

Volcanism and Plutonism of Western North America

Volcanism and Plutonism of Western North America

Lawrence , R. D. , Stike - slip faulting terminates the Basin and Range province in
Oregon , Geological Society of America Bulletin , 87 , 846-850 , 1976 . Leeman ,
W. P. , Petrology of basaltic lavas from the Snake River Plain , Idaho , Part 1 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 0875906826

Category: Intrusions (Geology)

Page:

View: 612

Categories: Intrusions (Geology)

Reptiles

Reptiles

Alligator African egg - eating snake pg . 11 lost habitats in central and southern |
frica , south of the Sahara Desert . merican alligator pgs . 22 , 37 , 47 reshwater
swamps , lakes , and rivers southeastern North America . Irmadillo girdled lizard ...

Author: Simon Holland

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 0789485540

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

View: 736

A visual and accessible science title explores the world of reptiles, discussing lizards, snakes, tortoises, turtles, alligators, crocodiles, and tuataras.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Ceramics in Archaeological Cultures in South America

Ceramics in Archaeological Cultures in South America

snakes seems tg . 198 . with sent . If one assumes that important symbols were
kept in the final more decadent Nasca period , then clearly the head with the
mouth and tongue are evidence of this . But one has next to analyze the snake ,
trophy ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015018479744

Category: Indian pottery

Page: 151

View: 780

Categories: Indian pottery

America s Fascination with Astrology

America s Fascination with Astrology

We have , then , in Genesis 3 , not only a literal snake but also a spirit being , a
spirit who is demonic because he contradicts ... Most ancient eastern cultures
besides the ancient llebrew one also believed this to be true , that the serpent
was a ...

Author: Charles Strohmer

Publisher: Emerald House Group

ISBN: IND:30000055917763

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 179

View: 810

Tells the background and dangers of Astrology.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

America s Quilts

America s Quilts

Helen's lively doodles , such as her quilt Snake , are often inspired by memories .
" I grew up in the south - central part of the country where there are always plenty
of snakes slithering around , ” she says . “ They mean a lot of different things to ...

Author: Smithmark Publishing

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: PSU:000021913686

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 762

Quilts by more than seventy-five of the country's best quilters and quilting collectives explore a variety of themes--architecture, humor, personal imagery, and others
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies