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The Resource America's snake : the rise and fall of the timber rattlesnake, Ted Levin

America's snake : the rise and fall of the timber rattlesnake, Ted Levin

Label
America's snake : the rise and fall of the timber rattlesnake
Title
America's snake
Title remainder
the rise and fall of the timber rattlesnake
Statement of responsibility
Ted Levin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"There's no sound quite like it, or as viscerally terrifying: the ominous rattle of the timber rattlesnake. It's a chilling shorthand for imminent danger, and a reminder of the countless ways that nature can suddenly snuff us out. Yet most of us have never seen a timber rattler. 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. Ted Levin aims to change that with America's Snake, a portrait of the timber rattlesnake, its place in America's pantheon of creatures and in our own frontier history -- and of the heroic efforts to protect it 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 history are being unlocked to far-flung habitats whose locations are fiercely protected by biologists and dedicated amateur herpetologists alike, 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 emblematic of America and also, unfortunately, of the complicated, painful struggles involved in protecting and preserving 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 at its heart: frightening, perhaps; endangered, certainly; and unquestionably unforgettable." -- Amazon.com
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levin, Ted
Dewey number
597.96/38
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL666.O69
LC item number
L495 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Timber rattlesnake
  • Snakes
Label
America's snake : the rise and fall of the timber rattlesnake, Ted Levin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My life with timber rattlesnakes -- How cool is this: an introduction to timber rattlesnakes -- Egress: the dangers of leaving home -- A quirky subculture -- Quasimodo in the Blue Hills -- Live free or die -- Zero at the bone -- A long, muscular tube -- Interlude: high summer -- The dangers of being male -- The dangers of being female -- A commodity of rattlesnakes -- Ingress: the dangers of coming home -- Chaos of rocks -- Among rattlesnakes -- Into the abyss -- The last rattlesnake -- Epilogue: the ambiguous world of the timber rattlesnake
Control code
sky278171642
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
481 pages
Isbn
9780226040646
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015037816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
kp 05/16
Other physical details
ill.
Label
America's snake : the rise and fall of the timber rattlesnake, Ted Levin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My life with timber rattlesnakes -- How cool is this: an introduction to timber rattlesnakes -- Egress: the dangers of leaving home -- A quirky subculture -- Quasimodo in the Blue Hills -- Live free or die -- Zero at the bone -- A long, muscular tube -- Interlude: high summer -- The dangers of being male -- The dangers of being female -- A commodity of rattlesnakes -- Ingress: the dangers of coming home -- Chaos of rocks -- Among rattlesnakes -- Into the abyss -- The last rattlesnake -- Epilogue: the ambiguous world of the timber rattlesnake
Control code
sky278171642
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
481 pages
Isbn
9780226040646
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015037816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
kp 05/16
Other physical details
ill.

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