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The Red Hourglass

Author : Gordon Grice
ISBN : 9780307568144
Genre : Nature
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Snake venom that digests human flesh. A building cleared of every living thing by a band of tiny spiders. An infant insect eating its living prey from within, saving the vital organs for last. These are among the deadly feats of natural engineering you'll witness in The Red Hourglass, prize-winning author Gordon Grice's masterful, poetic, often dryly funny exploration of predators he has encountered around his rural Oklahoma home. Grice is a witty and intrepid guide through a world where mating ends in cannibalism, where killers possess toxins so lethal as to defy our ideas of a benevolent God, where spider remains, scattered like "the cast-off coats of untidy children," tell a quiet story of violent self-extermination. It's a world you'll recognize despite its exotic strangeness--the world in which we live. Unabashedly stepping into the mix, Grice abandons his role as objective observer with beguiling dark humor--collecting spiders and other vermin, decorating a tarantula's terrarium with dollhouse furniture, or forcing a battle between captive insects because he deems one "too stupid to live." Kill. Eat. Mate. Die. Charting the simple brutality of the lives of these predators, Grice's starkly graceful essays guide us toward startling truths about our own predatory nature. The Red Hourglass brings us face to fanged face with the inadequacy of our distinctions between normal and abnormal, dead and alive, innocent and evil. From the Hardcover edition.

The Beast In The Garden A Modern Parable Of Man And Nature

Author : David Baron
ISBN : 0393340309
Genre : Nature
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The true tale of an edenic Rocky Mountain town and what transpired when a predatory species returned to its ancestral home. When, in the late 1980s, residents of Boulder, Colorado, suddenly began to see mountain lions in their yards, it became clear that the cats had repopulated the land after decades of persecution. Here, in a riveting environmental fable that recalls Peter Benchley's thriller Jaws, journalist David Baron traces the history of the mountain lion and chronicles Boulder's effort to coexist with its new neighbors. A parable for our times, The Beast in the Garden is a scientific detective story and a real-life drama, a tragic tale of the struggle between two highly evolved predators: man and beast.

The Killing Kind

Author : John Connolly
ISBN : 9781416596004
Genre : Fiction
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While investigating the death of a senator's daughter, Charlie Parker lands himself in a dangerously gruesome situation after he discovers a mass grave and a shadowy religious organization. Reissue.

The American Biology Teacher

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ISBN : UOM:39015045913434
Genre : Biology
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ISBN : CHI:51507850
Genre : Science
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Shark Attacks

Author : Gordon Grice
ISBN : 9781426209819
Genre : Nature
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National Geographic pairs gripping and gruesome stories of shark attacks with cutting edge research to illuminate a fascinating underwater world that few truly understand. Sharks are the world's most fascinating predators—capable of detecting a single drop of blood in 25 million drops of ocean and sensing electricity emitted by their prey. This ebook short takes readers deep into the realm of the very latest shark science, including new insights into the nature of shark attacks around the world.

Magill S Encyclopedia Of Science Animal Life Lemurs Respiration In Birds

Author : Carl W. Hoagstrom
ISBN : 1587650223
Genre : Reference
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Covers various aspects of zoology in four volumes, including the behavior, class, evolution, and physiology of both wild and domestic animals.

Environmental Ethics

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Genre : Conservation of natural resources
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Senior High School Library Catalog

Author : H.W. Wilson Company
ISBN : UOM:39015054026037
Genre : Best books
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Each vol. is divided into 2 parts 1st-7th ed.: Dictionary catalog and Classified catalog; 8th-9th ed. have 3rd. part: Directory of publishers.

Book Review Digest

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