Download PDF by Ted Levin: America's Snake: The Rise and Fall of the Timber Rattlesnake

By Ted Levin

ISBN-10: 022604064X

ISBN-13: 9780226040646

There’s no sound particularly love it, or as viscerally terrifying: the ominous rattle of the trees rattlesnake. It’s a chilling shorthand for approaching threat, and a reminder of the numerous ways in which nature can without warning snuff us out.

 

Yet such a lot folks have by no means obvious a bushes rattler. even though they’re present in thirty-one states, and close to many significant towns, in modern the United States bushes rattlesnakes are creatures in general 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 historical past are being unlocked to far-flung habitats whose destinations are fiercely secure through biologists and devoted novice 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 the following as emblematic of the USA and likewise, regrettably, of the complex, painful struggles keen on keeping and protecting the typical world.

 

A excellent mixture of normal heritage, commute writing, and exemplary journalism, America’s Snake is loaded with notable characters—none extra so than the snake at its middle: scary, maybe; endangered, definitely; and certainly unforgettable.

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