We have some great new arrivals this week at the Naturalist Center! They’ve slithered in just in time for summer.

SSSS : Snake Art & Allegory / Gita Wolf and Ianna Andréadis. [Chennai] : Tara Books : [Paris] : Musée Du Quai Branly, c2010. Unpaged, color illustrations.
Naturalist Center GR740 .W65 2010

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This little book engages even the sense of touch, being printed on thick and slightly rough paper. Bold, swirling brush strokes, primarily in simple black, illustrate short Hindu and Buddhist tales about the place of snakes in the universe.

Stalking the Plumed Serpent and Other Adventures in Herpetology / D. Bruce Means. Sarasota, Fla. : Pineapple Press, c2008. 238 pages, 16 pages of plates.
Naturalist Center QL641 .M39 2008

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Herpetologist Bruce Means writes of his adventures studying the creepy, crawly and maligned creatures of this world. He travels in search of reptiles, going everywhere from his home in the Florida panhandle to Australia, Mexico and Costa Rica. Dr. Means will impart a little of his herpetophilia to the reader.

Check out these and other great new titles next time you stop by and see us!

At the Naturalist Center, Academy Members and California teachers can check out five books for three weeks and two DVDs or other media for one week, with one renewal possible.

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