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Mean and Lowly Things

Snakes, Science, and Survival in the Congo

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$23.00 • £18.95 • €20.50

ISBN 9780674048423

Publication Date: 05/01/2010

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336 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

49 color illustrations, 2 maps

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  • Prologue
  • 1. How It All Started
  • 2. Back to the Congo
  • 3. In Limbo
  • 4. The Flooded Forest
  • 5. Neighbors, Nets, and Nothing
  • 6. The Red Snake
  • 7. A Bottle of Snakes
  • 8. A Day of Monsters
  • 9. Time to Go
  • 10. Red Tape Revisited
  • 11. Planning My Return
  • 12. Back to the Likouala
  • 13. This Is Impongui
  • 14. Snake Medicine
  • 15. Making Herpetologists
  • 16. The Home Stretch
  • 17. A Stressful Day
  • 18. Kende Malamu
  • Epilogue
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • A Library Journal Best Science & Technology Book of 2008
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