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The Resource American snakes, Sean P. Graham ; foreword by Rick Shine

American snakes, Sean P. Graham ; foreword by Rick Shine

Label
American snakes
Title
American snakes
Statement of responsibility
Sean P. Graham ; foreword by Rick Shine
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
125 million years ago on the floodplains of North America, a burrowing lizard started down the long evolutionary path of shedding its limbs. The 60-plus species of snakes found in Sean P. Graham's American Snakes have this ancestral journey to thank for their ubiquity, diversity, and beauty. Although many people fear them, snakes are as much a part of America's rich natural heritage as redwoods, bald eagles, and grizzly bears. Neither a typical field guide nor an exhaustive reference, American Snakes is instead a fascinating study of the suborder Serpentes. Brimming with intriguing and unusual stories- of hognose snakes that roll over and play dead, blindsnakes with tiny vestigial lungs, rainbow-hued dipsadines, and wave-surfing sea-snakes- the text is interspersed with scores of gorgeous full-color images of snakes, from the scary to the sublime
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Graham, Sean P
Dewey number
597.96
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QL666.O6
NAL item number
G73 2018
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Shine, Richard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Snakes
  • Snakes
  • United States
  • Snakes
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/writerofforeword
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Label
American snakes, Sean P. Graham ; foreword by Rick Shine
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
1. Introduction -- 2. Form and function -- 3. A day in the life of a snake -- 4. A year in the life of a snake -- 5. Snake sex -- 6. Snake food -- 7. Snake eaters -- 8. Snake defenses -- 9. Dangerous snakes -- 10. Snake invaders -- 11. Snake conservation -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn994263218
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xiii, 293 pages
Isbn
9781421423593
Lccn
2017004273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)994263218
Label
American snakes, Sean P. Graham ; foreword by Rick Shine
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
1. Introduction -- 2. Form and function -- 3. A day in the life of a snake -- 4. A year in the life of a snake -- 5. Snake sex -- 6. Snake food -- 7. Snake eaters -- 8. Snake defenses -- 9. Dangerous snakes -- 10. Snake invaders -- 11. Snake conservation -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn994263218
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xiii, 293 pages
Isbn
9781421423593
Lccn
2017004273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)994263218

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