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Mean and lowly things : snakes, science, and survival in the Congo

Author: Kate Jackson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In 2005 Kate Jackson ventured into the remote swamp forests of the northern Congo to collect reptiles and amphibians. Her camping equipment was rudimentary, her knowledge of Congolese customs even more so. She knew how to string a net and set a pitfall trap, but she never imagined the physical and cultural difficulties that awaited her."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biography
Autobiographies
Named Person: Kate Jackson; Kate Jackson; Kate Jackson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Jackson
ISBN: 9780674029743 0674029747
OCLC Number: 175217625
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vii, 328 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: How it all started --
Back to the Congo --
In limbo --
The flooded forest --
Neighbors, nets and nothing --
The red snake --
A bottle of snakes --
A day of monsters --
Time to go --
Red tape revisited.
Responsibility: Kate Jackson.
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