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The Resource Alligators : prehistoric presence in the American landscape, Martha A. Strawn ; with essays by LeRoy Overstreet, Jane Gibson, J. Whitfield Gibbons

Alligators : prehistoric presence in the American landscape, Martha A. Strawn ; with essays by LeRoy Overstreet, Jane Gibson, J. Whitfield Gibbons

Label
Alligators : prehistoric presence in the American landscape
Title
Alligators
Title remainder
prehistoric presence in the American landscape
Statement of responsibility
Martha A. Strawn ; with essays by LeRoy Overstreet, Jane Gibson, J. Whitfield Gibbons
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the past nine years, photographer Martha Strawn has taken more than 40,000 photographs of the alligator - in freshwater marshes and swamps, lakes and ponds, rivers, bayous, brackish estuaries, and saltwater coastal marshes and backwaters, from Texas to North Carolina. Alligators, Prehistoric Presence in the American Landscape offers a selection of 151 of Strawn's photographs in a unique book that combines art, science, history, folklore, land ethics, and literature to tell the story of America's southern landscape and one of its most evocative creatures. Strawn covers such topics as mating and reproduction, hunting, loss of habitat, resource management, and the commercial mean and skin industries. Three personal essays bring home the relationship between alligators and humans: "Memories of Gator Hunts," by alligator hunter LeRoy Overstreet; "Living by the Wetlands," by Jane Gibson, a conservation anthropologist; and "Living with Alligators," by ecologist J. Whitfield Gibbons. These stories give voice to the people - hunters, alligator farmers, meat and skin processors, scientists, and wildlife managers - who spend their days and nights with this noble member of the order Crocodilia
Member of
Cataloging source
  • DLC
  • DLC
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Strawn, Martha
Dewey number
597.98/0975
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL666.C925
LC item number
S82 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Creating the North American landscape
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American alligator
  • American alligator
  • American alligator
Label
Alligators : prehistoric presence in the American landscape, Martha A. Strawn ; with essays by LeRoy Overstreet, Jane Gibson, J. Whitfield Gibbons
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Alligators in the American Landscape -- Mysterious Crocodilia -- Wetlands and Deepwaters -- Alligator Management -- Destruction -- Animals and Habitat -- Eyeshine -- Memories of Gator Hunts / LeRoy Overstreet -- The Hunt -- The Catch -- The Weigh-in -- Products -- Mating -- Baby Gators -- Resource Management -- Effects of Human Population -- "Water" / Gill Holland -- Pollution -- Fire and Fertility -- Sustainable Use of Natural Resources -- "The Alligator and the Hunter" -- The Land -- "Marsh" / Kevin Bezner -- The Land as Habitat -- Alligator Research -- Ranching and Farming -- Living by the Wetlands / Jane Gibson -- Processing -- Alligator -- "Big Alligator" / James E. Billie -- A Different Way -- "Fire in the Swamp" -- Prehistoric Presence -- "Guessing the Alligators at the Charles Towne Landing" / Gill Holland -- Mutuality -- Deepwaters -- "Florida" / Elizabeth Bishop -- Living with Alligators / J. Whitfield Gibbons -- Four Views of the Everglades -- Blackwater -- "Eyeshine" / Martha A. Strawn -- Wetlands and Deepwaters -- "Meditation" / Diane Ackerman -- Wetlands -- Coda
Control code
34409952
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780801852893
Lccn
96013762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34409952
Label
Alligators : prehistoric presence in the American landscape, Martha A. Strawn ; with essays by LeRoy Overstreet, Jane Gibson, J. Whitfield Gibbons
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Alligators in the American Landscape -- Mysterious Crocodilia -- Wetlands and Deepwaters -- Alligator Management -- Destruction -- Animals and Habitat -- Eyeshine -- Memories of Gator Hunts / LeRoy Overstreet -- The Hunt -- The Catch -- The Weigh-in -- Products -- Mating -- Baby Gators -- Resource Management -- Effects of Human Population -- "Water" / Gill Holland -- Pollution -- Fire and Fertility -- Sustainable Use of Natural Resources -- "The Alligator and the Hunter" -- The Land -- "Marsh" / Kevin Bezner -- The Land as Habitat -- Alligator Research -- Ranching and Farming -- Living by the Wetlands / Jane Gibson -- Processing -- Alligator -- "Big Alligator" / James E. Billie -- A Different Way -- "Fire in the Swamp" -- Prehistoric Presence -- "Guessing the Alligators at the Charles Towne Landing" / Gill Holland -- Mutuality -- Deepwaters -- "Florida" / Elizabeth Bishop -- Living with Alligators / J. Whitfield Gibbons -- Four Views of the Everglades -- Blackwater -- "Eyeshine" / Martha A. Strawn -- Wetlands and Deepwaters -- "Meditation" / Diane Ackerman -- Wetlands -- Coda
Control code
34409952
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780801852893
Lccn
96013762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34409952

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