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LANDSCAPE WITH REPTILE : Rattlesnakes in an Urban World

Palmer, Thomas

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ISBN 10: 0395580846 / ISBN 13: 9780395580844
Editorial: Ticknor & Fields, New York, NY, 1992
Condición: Collectible - New Encuadernación de tapa dura
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BRAND NEW & Collectible. Illustrated endpapers.Natural history of the Timber Rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus, recluse of Blue Hills, Milton, MA. Interwoven with the story of the Cralus is that of Homo sapiens. Portions of the book first appeared in The Atlantic Monthly and Outside. N° de ref. de la librería 009837

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Título: LANDSCAPE WITH REPTILE : Rattlesnakes in an ...

Editorial: Ticknor & Fields, New York, NY

Año de publicación: 1992

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Ilustrador: Ann Powers (Illustrations and maps)

Condición del libro:Collectible - New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: New

Edición: First Edition, First Printing

Tipo de libro: First Edition, First Printing

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A look at a community of timber rattlesnakes examines their ecology, evolution, New England history, and American culture and offers a defense of this outlaw species. 10,000 first printing.

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In this marvelously original and authoritative book, Thomas Palmer introduces us to a community of rattlesnakes nestled in the heart of the urban Northeast, one of several such enclaves found across the country. From this unusual springboard, Palmer plunges into an examination not only of Crotalus horridus, but also of ecology, evolution, folklore, New England history, and American culture.
Just south of Boston, within view of the State House, a range of low, rugged hills interrupts the suburbs. In these Blue Hills lives one of the last populations of timber rattlesnakes - easy enough to find if you know where, and how, to look. Landscape with Reptile celebrates their survival with a kaleidoscopic journey through nature, literature, and history guided and informed by the snake's own serpentine passage through time. It includes a spirited defense of an outlaw species, a glance at the hazards of snakebite, an account of a multi-million-dollar development project halted by Crotalus, a travelogue, a collection of tall tales, and a meditation on the spectacle of life on earth. Like the best nature writers, Palmer lives and breathes with his landscape, but unlike them, he finds his landscape is his own backyard.
Rarely has a book of natural history moved out in such a manner from a focus so uniquely unexpected. A master craftsman, Thomas Palmer serves up a story with the authentic flavor of the woodlands it comes from, telling us everything we ever wanted to know about rattlesnakes - and much more we would never dream to ask.

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