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The Resource America's snake : the rise and fall of the timber rattlesnake, Ted Levin ; illustrations by Alexandra Westrich

America's snake : the rise and fall of the timber rattlesnake, Ted Levin ; illustrations by Alexandra Westrich

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 ; illustrations by Alexandra Westrich
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
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/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Westrich, Alexandra
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Timber rattlesnake
  • Timber rattlesnake
  • Rattlesnakes
  • Rattlesnakes
Label
America's snake : the rise and fall of the timber rattlesnake, Ted Levin ; illustrations by Alexandra Westrich
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-464) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
An introduction to Crotalis horridus -- Part One. 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 : on the trail with timber rattlesnakes. The dangers of being male ; The dangers of being female ; A commodity of rattlesnakes : snakes today, Bibles tomorrow -- Part Two. Ingress : the dangers of coming home. Chaos of rocks ; Among rattlesnakes ; Into the abyss ; The very last rattlesnake -- Epilogue: The ambiguous world of the timber rattlesnake
Control code
ocn920017410
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 481 pages
Isbn
9780226040646
Lccn
2015037816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)920017410
Label
America's snake : the rise and fall of the timber rattlesnake, Ted Levin ; illustrations by Alexandra Westrich
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-464) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
An introduction to Crotalis horridus -- Part One. 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 : on the trail with timber rattlesnakes. The dangers of being male ; The dangers of being female ; A commodity of rattlesnakes : snakes today, Bibles tomorrow -- Part Two. Ingress : the dangers of coming home. Chaos of rocks ; Among rattlesnakes ; Into the abyss ; The very last rattlesnake -- Epilogue: The ambiguous world of the timber rattlesnake
Control code
ocn920017410
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 481 pages
Isbn
9780226040646
Lccn
2015037816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)920017410

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