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Snake

Author : Christopher Mattison
ISBN : 0751306584
Genre : Snakes
File Size : 39. 54 MB
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This is a guide to more than 2700 snakes from around the world featuring their behaviour, breeding patterns, habitat, venomous and constructive attack methods, camouflage and feeding. It is organised into 17 snake families, focuses on close-up detail and draws attention to endangered species.

Snakes

Author : Lenny Flank
ISBN : 0876056354
Genre : Pets
File Size : 55. 91 MB
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Everything there is to know about keeping snakes in captivity, with an amazing full-color insert. The new authoritative resource for any level of snake keeper.

Snake Pilot

Author : Randy R. Zahn
ISBN : 9781597973243
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 30. 87 MB
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Based on audiotapes he recorded during the war and sent home to his family, Randy Zahn's Snake Pilot recounts his experiences flying AH-1 Cobra helicopters during the Vietnam War. First deployed in Vietnam in 1967 and loaded with a formidable arsenal of weaponry, the Cobra was the first helicopter designed from inception as an attack aircraft. It dramatically changed the nature of the war in Vietnam by offering the Army, for the first time, its own powerful and highly accurate weapons platform for close-air-support missions. Randy Zahn arrived in Vietnam shortly before the 1970 U.S. invasion of Cambodia, one of the most impressive demonstrations by the Cobra in the war. He describes his stunning transformation from a naive, middle-class teenager from southern California to a hardened killer during his tour in Vietnam. Unlike the pilots who flew the fast-moving strike jets, Zahn experienced the war "up close and personal," witnessing the grisly effects of the Cobra's firepower on enemy soldiers. The author does not glorify killing but rather explains in sharp relief the kaleidoscope of emotions associated with combat: fear, revenge, hate, remorse, pity, and even ecstasy. He captures many of the ironies and nuances inherent in Vietnam, especially during the final years of the conflict. Zahn displays a sensitivity rarely found in memoirs written by battle-hardened warriors. This human element, combined with the vast amount of archival research and interviews with members of his former unit, ensures that Snake Pilot will become the definitive account of the role helicopters played in Vietnam.

A Snake At My Shoulder

Author : Joan Kenny
ISBN : 9780595465392
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 57. 1 MB
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I refused to lay down with my fears and in a way, it might have been running away but along with leaving the fears, I brought a dream with me instead. Audrey drives slowly into the Canadian countryside, the haven and haunt of her youth. With the death of her brother James, she returns to scatter his ashes in the river of their lazy summer days. During a terrible storm, Audrey's car crashes through the town bridge. Pulled from the wreckage, Audrey is hospitalized, where she weaves the threads of her tortured childhood with the trials and triumphs of her new life into a soulful narrative. Audrey presents the blended fabric of her life to a childhood friend, Frank, in a fitful and imagined conversation. Audrey recounts both the ghosts and comforts of her fraught past to Frank, from her distant father and two stepmothers to her dark and dangerous cousin Struan, who thrust himself upon her and James with unspeakably horror. By retelling her stories, Audrey confronts her troubled home life. She tells Frank, too, of the film company she and James created in London and their home in exotic and bustling Cairo. Through Audrey's lyrical reminisces, Frank becomes an invisible vessel for her ravings, where she ultimately finds peace in her tumultuous life.

Snakes

Author : Johan Marais
ISBN : 0760704171
Genre : Snakes
File Size : 20. 40 MB
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Snake

Author : Mike Freeman
ISBN : 9780062484277
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 60. 28 MB
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The first in-depth biography of one of the most talented and infamous legends to play in the National Football League—the life and times of pro football’s first bad boy, famed Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler. Ken "The Snake" Stabler was the embodiment of the original Men in Black—the freewheeling, hard-hitting Oakland Raiders. The league’s first swashbuckling pass thrower, the mythical southpaw Southerner famous for come-from-behind drives late in the game, Stabler led the Raiders to their first Super Bowl championship in 1977. In an era dominated by gentleman quarterbacks like Roger Staubach and Bob Griese, this 1974 NFL MVP, four-time Pro-bowler, and Super Bowl champion was an iconoclast who partied as hard as he played and lived life unapologetically on his own—not the NFL’s—terms. Though Stabler’s legacy is larger-than-life, there has never before been an exclusive account of him, until now. Snake goes deep under the surface of Stabler’s persona to reveal a man who, despite his penchant for partying and debauchery, was committed to winning and being the best player he could be. From his college days playing for Bear Bryant at Alabama to his years with the Raiders under coach John Madden, his broadcasting career to his death in 2015 and the revelation that he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as C.T.E., Snake probes the myriad facets of Stabler’s life on and off the field to tell his complete story, and explores how his legacy and the culture and times that pivotally shaped it, continues to impact football today.

The Snakes Of Trinidad And Tobago

Author : Hans E. A. Boos
ISBN : 1585441163
Genre : Nature
File Size : 30. 25 MB
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Scientific fact meets island folklore as Hans Boos presents more than sixty species of snakes found in the twin-island independent Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago. The culmination of thirty years of collecting and observing the snakes of these islands, The Snakes of Trinidad and Tobago engagingly informs readers about these often feared and misunderstood creatures. Tracing the contributions of scientists to the evolving taxonomy of the islands' reptiles, Boos describes each unique species of snake found on the two islands, including local names from two centuries back. Species accounts come complete with tales—both documented and apocryphal—of human encounters with the more dangerous island snakes. Forty-eight color photographs and fifty black-and-white photographs and pieces of line art, most by the author, illustrate the text and aid in identification. While tiny Tobago is mercifully devoid of poisonous snakes, Trinidad hosts four venomous species, including coral snakes and the notorious bushmaster. Boos refutes many of the myths about these deadly but usually nonaggressive snakes with information about their habits and behavior. He also writes about the giant anaconda and the boa constrictor, about which many half-truths and fictions abound. All snakes bite, but only a few species are venomous. Boos gives information about what to do—and what not to do—in the event of a bite and discusses intriguing folk medicine cures, such as the Belgian Black Stone, sure to work only if a bite was harmless to begin with. The Snakes of Trinidad and Tobago will find an enthusiastic audience among herpetologists, ecologists, and other scientists concerned about the snakes and wildlife of Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean, and South America. It will also appeal to general readers interested in snakes and in Caribbean folklore.

Snakes

Author : Sandra Markle
ISBN : 1590788745
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 74. 3 MB
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Contrasts the similarities and differences among the world's snake population, enhanced with photographs which show not only the features which all snakes share, but also those features which make these animals uniquely snakes.

Snakes

Author : John Netherton
ISBN : 1610605055
Genre :
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Snakes

Author : Harry W. Greene
ISBN : 0520224876
Genre : Nature
File Size : 71. 14 MB
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"A marvelous, well-written account of the science, natural history, lore, and poetry of snakes by a world authority. Greene has the valuable gift of sharing his own many field adventures with the reader."--Edward O. Wilson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Pellegrino University Professor, Harvard University

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