|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||174|
|LC Control Number||51013264|
Their Blood Runs Cold: Adventures with Reptiles and Amphibians: Gibbons, J. Whitfield, Odum, Eugene P.: : Books. Cited by: 2. Richard Kerridge has written a subtle and deceptively simple book about his life with British reptiles, toads, frogs and newts. Taking as his chapter headings Palmate Newts, Toads and so on, the author tells us a great deal about the particular animal in question in an informative and engaging manner, while weaving in his recollections and life as a child.4/5. Eugene P. Odum (Foreword) Rating details 30 ratings 5 reviews. The essays and stories assembled in this book are good reading and they contribute new insights into the ecology of a little known and much maligned group of animals. Each of the eleven chapters reveals the exciting as well as the endearing qualities of reptiles and amphibians, taking into account not only how they are in real /5. His book is a record of his adventures at this borderland, the wonderful precision of his writing about the animals which live there providing also a highly disciplined way of remembering his own life. All this is done with no strain: the connection between the wild and the human is achieved so effortlessly that the grief underlying the whole /5(19).
The gardens of Richard and his reptile-crazed friends filled up with old bath tubs containing lizards, toads, Marsh Frogs, newts, Grass Snakes and, once, an Adder. Besides capturing them, he . Adventures with reptiles; the story of Ross Allen. Illustrated About this Book. Hylander, Clarence J. (Clarence John), View full catalog record. Rights. Public Domain, Google-digitized. Snakemaster: Wildlife Adventures With the World's Most Dangerous Reptiles by Austin Stevens (Skyhorse Publishing ) (Biography). This volume consists mainly of stories of our intrepid author handling serpents – African and Australian vipers, cobras, mambas and the like/5(10). Get up close and personal and be an eyewitness to all kinds of reptiles from the start of life inside an egg to hunting skills and survival techniques with DK Eyewitness Books: Reptile. See snake anatomy from the skeleton to scaly skin; learn about the gripping feet of a lizard; discover the variety of shells found on turtles and tortoises; and stand a safe distance from crocodile jaws.
“Austin Stevens’s account of his adventures perfectly captures the thrill of hunting and handling snakes in the wild and will appeal to anyone who loves the outdoors and is fascinated by s: Cold Blood: Adventures with Reptiles and Amphibians – review Richard Kerridge's memoir finds wonder in the most unloved creatures 'Fascinating': the mechanics of toad sex. When Cold Blood: Adventures with Reptiles and Amphibians arrived, I did not have any background information such as listening to Radio 4 where this book was read on air. Therefore I was expecting a species specific book with detailed information on the native herpetofauna of the United Kingdom. However, the book turned out to be. Austin Stevens’s account of his adventures perfectly captures the thrill of hunting and handling snakes in the wild and will appeal to anyone who loves the outdoors and is fascinated by reptiles. It should inspire young naturalists to ‘get out more’ and follows in the tradition of books by herpetologists such as Raymond Ditmars and Carl.