In Daniel Curley's stories, passionate rage and cool, clear hatred alter the terms of even the most basic human relationships, etching odd patterns on the surface of the natural world—a man applies the methods of Mata-Hari to the task of keeping track of his ex-wife; the victim of a pickpocket plots psychological revenge on the criminal population of a Mexico City bus line; a spurned lover summons all his strength and courage to liberate a roomful of snakes held captive by his rival. For the most part, the figures in the landscape of these stories are men and women performing the rituals that lead to and away from marriage. In "The First Baseman," a man in the process of getting a divorce falls in love with a player on a woman's softball team, but their conversation never goes far beyond the subject of her batting average. In "Trinity," an estranged couple brought together again by the death of their daughter finds that they cannot recreate either their love or their child. And in "Wild Geese," a man's dream about his childhood, when flocks of geese patterned the sky, is interrupted and finally shot-through by fevered images of a tedious dinner party. Nature exists as a refuge in these stories, but it is a refuge mostly to be found in the shadow of the fear of death; in the recesses of memory; beyond the bars that isolate zoo animals from an unruly world. Demonically honest and sometimes violently funny, Living with Snakes tells of a world where love is at best a touch-and-go sort of thing, where sometimes men and women are bound together not so much by affection as by mutual loss, mutual pain.
Peter was never able to determine if Indiana knew about the snakes in advance. A Dutch woman from Java once told Peter that when she was a child cobras lived under the veranda. It was bad luck to kill them. He shuddered and supposed it ...
Author: Daniel Curley
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Explains how to deal with these much-maligned creatures in a smart and risk-free manner.
It is rare, except with pythons, to find adult snakes with young snakes. Mostjuvenile snakes often hatch from eggs and disperse quickly. Live-bearing snakes are born and then are abandoned by the mother snake to fend for themselves.
Author: Simon Watharow
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
The pastor went on to say that when the early settlers who first came to America chose a place to live, they chose the fertile valleys to set up their homes. But they found that they were plagued with snakes everywhere.
Author: Delores Harvey
Publisher: Xulon Press
Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species-the first catalogue of its kind-covers all living and fossil snakes described between 1758 and 2012, comprising 3,509 living and 274 extinct species allocated to 539 living and 112 extinct genera. Also included are 54 genera and 302 species that are dubious or invalid, resulting in reco
Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species-the first catalogue of its kind-covers all living and fossil snakes described between 1758 and 2012, comprising 3,509 living and 274 extinct species allocated to 539 living and ...
Author: Van Wallach
Publisher: CRC Press
Can you tell if a snake is venomous by its colour? What is the real chance of being bitten by a snake? Can you really die in 30 seconds? Many of us have an instinctive fear of snakes and other reptiles. Over the last 200 years, we have built up a strong negative image of them, especially snakes. It is an image that has been reinforced by many fallacies and misconceptions. Living with Snakes and Other Reptiles provides a layperson’s account of why these creatures behave the way they do and what makes people get into trouble. The book sheds new light on snakes, lizards and crocodiles, helps you to identify them and dispels some common myths and fallacies. In revealing the fascinating world of reptiles, the book provides the reader with the knowledge to better cope with them at home and in the workplace.
The book sheds new light on snakes, lizards and crocodiles, helps you to identify them and dispels some common myths and fallacies.
Author: Simon Watharow
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
There is a narrow path on the journey through life that leads to a secret place in God where our adversary cannot find us—a place where we are so hidden in Jesus Christ that we are “off the map” and preserved from the daily struggles and vexations of the enemy of our souls. This Highway of Holiness is only found in abiding intimately with our Lord, and James Maloney has endeavored to highlight a few keys that provide a unique perspective on the present-day deliverance ministry of Jesus. We all must come up higher in our walk with the Lord if we desire to truly live above the Snake Line.
However, I never encountered a snake at the tree line, nor have I ever met anyone who lives there who did. To the best of my knowledge, there are no poisonous snakes at the top of the mountain. How does this tie in spiritually?
Author: James Maloney
Publisher: WestBow Press
How Do We Live Together: Snakes, opens young eyes to the bustling world around them and gently encourages early learning. Boys and girls will see how snakes care for their young, and find out where they live, what they eat and how they behave. Readers are encouraged to think critically about how we share our backyards with these wonderful creatures.
Snakes shed their skin each year. They often do this several times. You might be surprised that snakes are not slimy. Their skin is smooth and dry. A CLOSER LOOK AT SNAKES Snakes are reptiles. They live.
Author: Lucia Raatma
Publisher: Cherry Lake
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Category: Poisonous snakes
SOJOURNER Catching the Season by Annie Dillard LIVING WILDERNESS PUBUSHED BY THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY 1801 PKNNSYLVANIA AVENUE. YESTERDAY I set out to catch the new season, and instead I found an old snake- skin.
Category: Natural history