The Shape of Snakes

The Shape of Snakes

Exposing the horrifying consequences when communities ignore the people who need them the most, The Shape of Snakes is the psychological mystery from crime queen Minette Walters.

Author: Minette Walters

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330528849

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

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Exposing the horrifying consequences when communities ignore the people who need them the most, The Shape of Snakes is the psychological mystery from crime queen Minette Walters. November 1978. Britain is on strike. The dead lie unburied, rubbish piles in the streets – and somewhere in West London a black woman dies in a rain-soaked gutter. Her passing would have gone unmourned but for the young woman who finds her and who believes - apparently against reason – that Annie was murdered. But whatever the truth about Annie – whether she was as mad as her neighbours claimed, whether she lived in squalor as the police said – something passed between her and Mrs Ranelagh in the moment of death which binds this one woman to her cause for the next twenty years. But why is Mrs Ranelagh so convinced it was murder when by her own account Annie died without speaking? And why would any woman spend twenty painstaking years uncovering the truth – unless her reasons are personal . . . ?
Categories: Fiction

The Shape of Snakes and Acid Row

The Shape of Snakes and Acid Row

This omnibus contains two of Minette Walters' crime novels - 'The Shape of Snakes' and 'Acid Row'.

Author: Minette Walters

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 0330452363

Category: Alienation (Social psychology)

Page: 442

View: 280

This omnibus contains two of Minette Walters' crime novels - 'The Shape of Snakes' and 'Acid Row'.
Categories: Alienation (Social psychology)

Shapes with Snakes

Shapes with Snakes

Snake. facts. • Snakes are reptiles. • There are over 2,500 types of snakes. • Snakes are found on every continent except Antarctica. • The “S” shape snakes make helps them to move on land and in water. • Instead of eyelids, snakes have ...

Author: Tracey Steffora

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 9781406260601

Category:

Page: 24

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It's time to improve your maths ssssskills! Books in this fun series use cute or high-interest animals to teach key maths concepts while retaining reluctant mathematicians' interest. Illustrated with cut-out photos on striking, colourful backgrounds, this book looks at shapes with snakes!
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Minette Walters and the Meaning of Justice

Minette Walters and the Meaning of Justice

The Impenetrable M and the Mysteries of Narration: Narrative in The Shape of Snakes TILDA MARIA FORSELIUS* It's odd. Some people have very dear memories oftheir early childhood, but I have none at all. I used to think the stories my ...

Author: Mary Hadley

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786451227

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Edgar Award–winning crime novelist Minette Walters is known for revitalizing the tradition of the stand-alone psychological thriller in books such as The Ice House, The Dark Room, Acid Row and Fox Evil. This book offers an in-depth analysis of Walters’ narrative technique and examines the major themes found throughout her work, including truth and justice, the treatment of children, patterns of victimization, British social issues, body image and body politics, the fashioning of identity, and heroism and evil in society. In addition, it includes a valuable interview with Walters.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Snake Shapes Book

The Snake Shapes Book

"Shaped snakes sparkle, roll, and eat ice cream!"--Page 4 of cover.

Author: Gene Yates

Publisher: Kidsbooks.com

ISBN: 158865365X

Category: Board books

Page:

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"Shaped snakes sparkle, roll, and eat ice cream!"--P. [4] of cover.
Categories: Board books

Land Snakes of Medical Significance in Malaysia

Land Snakes of Medical Significance in Malaysia

Look at the shape of snake's head and tail (size and arrangement of scales on the top of its head and under its tail are important for identification). 4. Observe and count the scales (on head/midbody/ anal/subcaudals) on dead snakes.

Author: Ahmad Khaldun Ismail

Publisher: Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS)

ISBN: 9789670250267

Category:

Page: 80

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The purpose of this book is to highlight the potentially dangerous species to humans, with a list of the main potentially medically significant snakes. It is important to note that if a species is not listed below, it does not necessarily mean that it does not exist in Malaysia nor that its bite cannot cause harmful effects in humans. In particular, the list of colubrid (non-front-fanged) snakes has been selective, to include only a number known to be of potential medical significance. It is also important to note that a poor surveillance of the pet trade and irresponsible importation of exotic snakes may introduce a medically significant species, which is not indigenous to Malaysia. This may add to the complexity of managing envenomings in this country.
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Vertebrate Zoology

Vertebrate Zoology

snake . Mongooses are quick enough to avoid the strike of a cobra , but not quick enough to cause a pit viper to miss . ... The remaining special shape is that of the sea snakes , which have flattened , oar - shaped tails .

Author: Nelson G. Hairston

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521417031

Category: Science

Page: 347

View: 843

This is a major new textbook that is intended to lead students away from purely descriptive zoology courses into an experimental approach that emphasizes asking and answering questions about nature. The book gives a panoramic view of vertebrate life, classification, ecology and behaviour. Section I of the book describes the major groups of vertebrates and their origins. The second section covers classification and its methodology. Section III describes the ecology of vertebrates from two standpoints: how individuals cope with environmental extremes, and principles of population and community ecology as illustrated by experiments carried out in the field. Section IV describes the geographic distribution of vertebrates. The fifth section discusses migration. Vertebrate behaviour is the subject of the final section and covers observations and the theories and experiments they have inspired.
Categories: Science

The Echo

The Echo

In this hypnotic novel of psychological suspense, a homeless man is found starved to death in the garage of a ritzy London home.

Author: Minette Walters

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 9780307494993

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 127

In this hypnotic novel of psychological suspense, a homeless man is found starved to death in the garage of a ritzy London home. The police chalk it up to an unfortunate accident, but a journalist, Michael Deacon, is intrigued. Amanda Powell, a socialite whose wealthy husband vanished five years ago after being accused of embezzlement, is just as interested as Michael in finding out who died in her garage. They have no idea that this simple story will unveil a web of deceit that is an appalling as the people behind it.
Categories: Fiction

How Snakes Work

How Snakes Work

It is possible for snakes to climb down trees using the same features of the tree surfaces that are used in upward ... The snake prepares for “take-off” by hanging from a branch with the anterior body looped into the shape of a J. It ...

Author: Harvey B. Lillywhite

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195380378

Category: Science

Page: 241

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A heavily illustrated and complete account of the functional biology of snakes, written for an audience of both scientists and a general readership.
Categories: Science

English Mythography in its European Context 1500 1650

English Mythography in its European Context  1500 1650

Also, certain people say that the reason why foreign nations, when peace is to be observed, make the caduceus in the shape of snakes, is as follows. When Mercury had made the lyre on the Mountain Cyllene in Arcadia, he made it with ...

Author: Anna-Maria Hartmann

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192534743

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Greco-Roman mythology and its reception are at the heart of the European Renaissance, and mythographies-texts that collected and explained ancient myths-were considered indispensable companions to any reader of literature. Despite the importance of this genre, English mythographies have not gained sustained critical attention, largely because they have been wrongly considered mere copies of their European counterparts. This volume focuses on the English mythographies written between 1577 and 1647 by Stephen Batman, Abraham Fraunce, Francis Bacon, Henry Reynolds, and Alexander Ross: it places their texts into a wider, European context to reveal their unique English take on the genre and also unfolds the significant role myth played in the broader culture of the period, influencing not only literary life, natural philosophy and poetics, but also religious conflicts and Civil War politics. In doing so it demonstrates, for the first time, the considerable explanatory value classical mythology holds for the study of the English Renaissance and its literary culture in particular, and how early modern England answered a question we still find fascinating today: what is myth?
Categories: Literary Criticism

Ovid s Metamorphoses

Ovid s Metamorphoses

Now when in strength too weake myself I found, I tooke mee to my slights, and slipt in shape of Snake away Of wondrous length. ... laughing them to scorne sayd thus: It is my Cradle game To vanquish Snakes, O Acheloy.

Author: Ovid

Publisher: Paul Dry Books

ISBN: 9780966491319

Category: Fiction

Page: 460

View: 165

"The most beautiful book in the English language." -- Ezra Pound
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The Fear of Snakes

The Fear of Snakes

In the “detection” of snakes, individual regions included in the SC-pulvinar system will play roles in recognizing the visual information characteristic of the snake and transmit ... The shape of snakes' heads is generally rhomboid.

Author: Nobuyuki Kawai

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811375309

Category: Science

Page: 187

View: 967

This book provides a series of compelling evidence that shows that humans have innate fear of snakes. Building on the previous studies on the Snake Detection Theory (SDT), the author presents a summary of psychological and neuropsychological experiments to explain the fear of snakes in humans and primates. Readers will come to understand why and how we are afraid of snakes from an evolutionary perspective. The first half of the book discusses the history of psychological behaviorism and neobehaviorism. The latter half of the book consists mainly of the experimental studies performed by the author with a focus on three key items: First, compared with other animals, snakes especially draw the attention of primates and humans. Second, the ability of primates and humans to recognize snakes with particular efficiency. Third, processing mechanisms within the brain for snake detection is discussed from a new viewpoint. The book offers a unique resource for all primatologists, psychologists, neuroscientists, anthropologists, herpetologists, and biologists who are interested in the evolution of visual and cognitive systems, mechanisms of fear, snakes or primates.
Categories: Science

Drawing Snakes How to Draw Snakes For the Beginner

Drawing Snakes   How to Draw Snakes For the Beginner

If your snake has a scale containing horizontal rows, you can just simply use a grid to properly establish their places. ... and should gradually become smaller as it moves further on the farthest area of the subject's shape structure.

Author: Adrian Sanqui

Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books

ISBN: 9781311261342

Category: Art

Page: 44

View: 295

Drawing Snakes - How to Draw Snakes For the Beginner TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Drawing tools Establishing the Form Starting with the Contour Figure Drawing a Black Mamba Applying the Details Common Snake Skin Patterns Reference Lines for Drawing the Scales Different Eyes of Snakes Drawing with Pencil Drawing a Cobra Drawing a Rattle Snake Drawing with pens Coloring Coloring a Scarlet King Snake Conclusion Author Bio Introduction First, thank you for picking up this book on how to draw snakes for the beginner. We will be going over a number of different things, so follow along closely and do each step before moving to the next one. At the end, I hope you will have learned the basics of how to draw snakes. Let’s get started!
Categories: Art

The Snake Book

The Snake Book

For those who are fascinated by snakes but too frightened to approach them, this book captures these incredible creatures.

Author: Mary Ling

Publisher:

ISBN: 0751355658

Category: Snakes

Page: 28

View: 714

For those who are fascinated by snakes but too frightened to approach them, this book captures these incredible creatures. Each spread is transformed into a box displaying the extraordinary colours, shapes and textures of a writhing, coiling snake. Snakes have a very simple design, yet their variety is immense. The reticulated python is heavy bodied, while the green cat snake is thread thin. The rainbow boa sparkles with iridescence and the mangrove snake flaunts startling warning colours. The text design works with the shape of each snake. By explaining its different features, the reader can discover how each snake is particularly suited for its habitat, lifestyle and method of hunting.
Categories: Snakes

Drawing Snakes and Lizards How to Draw Reptiles For the Beginner

Drawing Snakes and Lizards   How to Draw Reptiles For the Beginner

If your snake has a scale containing horizontal rows, you can just simply use a grid to properly establish their places. ... and should gradually become smaller as it moves further on the farthest area of the subject's shape structure.

Author: Adrian Sanqui

Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books

ISBN: 9781311091178

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 89

View: 991

2 Books Drawing Snakes How to Draw Snakes For the Beginner Drawing Lizards How to Draw Reptiles For the Beginner TABLE OF CONTENTS Drawing Snakes Introduction Drawing tools Establishing the Form Starting with the Contour Figure Drawing a Black Mamba Applying the Details Common Snake Skin Patterns Reference Lines for Drawing the Scales Different Eyes of Snakes Drawing with Pencil Drawing a Cobra Drawing a Rattle Snake Drawing with pens Coloring Coloring a Scarlet King Snake Conclusion Drawing Lizards Nose-horned Lizard Tuatara Casqued-headed Lizard Drawing with a Pen Frilled Lizard Double-crested Basilisk Coloring Armadillo Girdled Lizard Chameleon Conclusion Author Bio Publisher
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction