Stalking the Plumed Serpent
And Other Adventures in Herpetology

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Based on his more than 40 years of field research, Means, an expert on the eastern diamondback rattlesnake, reveals the biological complexity and beauty of the animals he has studied. In Australia, Means searches for the fiercey, reputed to be the worlds deadliest terrestrial snake. In Mexico, he stalks the rattlesnake that might have served as the model for the mythical plumed serpent of Mayan art. In Florida, he is chased by cottonmouth moccasins. Through his experiences, Means hopes that readers will gain a new appreciation for animals called herps, or creepy-crawly things.

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  • Pages: 240

  • Dimensions: 6x9

  • Format:  Paperback
    ISBN: 9781561646227

    16.95
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“These captivating stories bring the many worlds of wonder found in wildlife adventures to a premier level.” —Whit Gibbons, author of Their Blood Runs Cold: Adventures with Reptiles and Amphibians “[Means] is a rare scientific spokesperson for the natural world, helping people care about its continued existence.” —Jim Fowler, former Co-Host of Mutual of Omaha?s Wild Kingdom “Means is more than a scientific natural historian. He is an adventurer of the old school.”—E. O. Wilson

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Based on his more than 40 years of field research, Means, an expert on the eastern diamondback rattlesnake, reveals the biological complexity and beauty of the animals he has studied. In Australia, Means searches for the fiercey, reputed to be the worlds deadliest terrestrial snake. In Mexico, he stalks the rattlesnake that might have served as the model for the mythical plumed serpent of Mayan art. In Florida, he is chased by cottonmouth moccasins. Through his experiences, Means hopes that readers will gain a new appreciation for animals called herps, or creepy-crawly things.

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