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
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.
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
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
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
Category: Sports & Recreation
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.
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,
Author: Edward R. Ricciuti
Publisher: Blackbirch Press, Incorporated
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Shows the top ten American rivers, monuments, skyscrapers, cities, construction projects, national parks, curiosities, mountains, bridges, and natural wonders
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
Lets be honestpeople are misled about the genuine use of marijuana for medicinal use.
Author: Ray Martinez
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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
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,
Author: Carl H. Ernst
Publisher: Fairfax, Va. : George Mason University Press
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
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 ...
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
Category: Social Science
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.
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
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 ...
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
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.
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 ...
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
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A visual and accessible science title explores the world of reptiles, discussing lizards, snakes, tortoises, turtles, alligators, crocodiles, and tuataras.
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 ,
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 ...
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
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
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