New PDF release: America's Snake: The Rise and Fall of the Timber Rattlesnake

By Ted Levin

ISBN-10: 022604064X

ISBN-13: 9780226040646

There’s no sound rather love it, or as viscerally terrifying: the ominous rattle of the bushes rattlesnake. It’s a chilling shorthand for coming near near threat, and a reminder of the numerous ways in which nature can unexpectedly snuff us out.


Yet so much folks have by no means obvious a trees rattler. even though they’re present in thirty-one states, and close to many significant towns, in modern the US trees rattlesnakes are creatures quite often of mind's eye and innate fear.


Ted Levin goals to alter that with America’s Snake, a portrait of the trees rattlesnake, its position in America’s pantheon of creatures and in our personal frontier history—and of the heroic efforts to guard it opposed to habitat loss, weather swap, and the human tendency to kill what we worry. Taking us from labs the place the secrets and techniques of the snake’s evolutionary heritage are being unlocked to far-flung habitats whose destinations are fiercely secure via biologists and devoted beginner herpetologists alike, Levin paints an image of a desirable creature: peaceful, social, long-lived, and, regardless of our phobias, now not susceptible to chew. The trees rattler emerges right here as emblematic of the USA and in addition, regrettably, of the complex, painful struggles focused on holding and conserving the usual world.


A impressive mixture of usual background, go back and forth writing, and exemplary journalism, America’s Snake is loaded with extraordinary characters—none extra so than the snake at its middle: scary, probably; endangered, definitely; and surely unforgettable.

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