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Snake (Reaktion Animal Series)

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A snake smells with its tongue, hears with its flesh, and breathes under the sand with one lung; it can copulate for days with one snake or with fifty at once; it has infrared radar; and it can induce spontaneous bleeding if threatened. With all these qualities, it is easy to see how snakes have such varied associations in cultures around the world: while celebrated in tat ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published November 15th 2005 by Reaktion Books
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An interesting look at snakes in cultural history that could have gone into far more depth about this fascinating topic. Writing a global cultural history of snakes is actually something I've thought about doing myself at some point so it's a topic I have pretty high standards about. While this book isn't bad, other writers could likely have done more with this subject matter.
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