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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:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Publication:HUP eBook Package Backlist 2000-2013 HUP eBook Package Backlist 2000-2014
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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: Electronic books
Anecdotes
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jackson, Kate, 1972-
Mean and lowly things.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007041327
(OCoLC)175217625
Named Person: Kate Jackson; Kate Jackson
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Jackson
ISBN: 9780674039025 0674039025 9783110442205 9783110459517
OCLC Number: 442778424
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 328 pages) : color illustrations, maps
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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