The Shape of Snakes

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The Shape of Snakes

Author: Minette Walters

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 033052884X

Page: 500

View: 439

Exposing the horrifying consequences when communities ignore the people who need them the most, The Shape of Snakes is the psychological mystery from crime queen Minette Walters. November 1978. Britain is on strike. The dead lie unburied, rubbish piles in the streets – and somewhere in West London a black woman dies in a rain-soaked gutter. Her passing would have gone unmourned but for the young woman who finds her and who believes - apparently against reason – that Annie was murdered. But whatever the truth about Annie – whether she was as mad as her neighbours claimed, whether she lived in squalor as the police said – something passed between her and Mrs Ranelagh in the moment of death which binds this one woman to her cause for the next twenty years. But why is Mrs Ranelagh so convinced it was murder when by her own account Annie died without speaking? And why would any woman spend twenty painstaking years uncovering the truth – unless her reasons are personal . . . ?

Shapes with Snakes

Tracey Steffora. We can see many shapes when we look at snakes. Let's take a
look! This snake has coiled its body into the shape of. 5.

Shapes with Snakes

Author: Tracey Steffora

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406260606

Page: 24

View: 261

It's time to improve your maths ssssskills! Books in this fun series use cute or high-interest animals to teach key maths concepts while retaining reluctant mathematicians' interest. Illustrated with cut-out photos on striking, colourful backgrounds, this book looks at shapes with snakes!

How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls

Moreover, the flexible body of the snake allowed it to contort itself dynamically
into a number of configurations as it flew through the air. Imagine trying to follow
the shape of a kite's fluttering tail as it is blows across the sky. To understand how
 ...

How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls

Author: David Hu

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691169861

Page: 240

View: 735

Discovering the secrets of animal movement and what they can teach us Insects walk on water, snakes slither, and fish swim. Animals move with astounding grace, speed, and versatility: how do they do it, and what can we learn from them? In How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls, David Hu takes readers on an accessible, wondrous journey into the world of animal motion. From basement labs at MIT to the rain forests of Panama, Hu shows how animals have adapted and evolved to traverse their environments, taking advantage of physical laws with results that are startling and ingenious. In turn, the latest discoveries about animal mechanics are inspiring scientists to invent robots and devices that move with similar elegance and efficiency. Hu follows scientists as they investigate a multitude of animal movements, from the undulations of sandfish and the way that dogs shake off water in fractions of a second to the seemingly crash-resistant characteristics of insect flight. Not limiting his exploration to individual organisms, Hu describes the ways animals enact swarm intelligence, such as when army ants cooperate and link their bodies to create bridges that span ravines. He also looks at what scientists learn from nature’s unexpected feats—such as snakes that fly, mosquitoes that survive rainstorms, and dead fish that swim upstream. As researchers better understand such issues as energy, flexibility, and water repellency in animal movement, they are applying this knowledge to the development of cutting-edge technology. Integrating biology, engineering, physics, and robotics, How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls demystifies the remarkable mechanics behind animal locomotion.

Indian Snakes

The pupil varies in shape and size; in most snakes it is round, but it is elliptical
and erect in the vipers and some of the tree-snakes, whilst in other genera of the
latter it is horizontal. The iris is often tinged with various colours, yellow and
green ...

Indian Snakes

Author: Edward Nicholson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 118

View: 663

Snakes of Central and Western Africa

This procedure requires considerable skill and practice to do well, and,
consequently, most snakes in museum collections have been fixed without first
having sulcus may extend up just one side of a bilobed hemipenis. Beyond the
shape of ...

Snakes of Central and Western Africa

Author: Jean-Philippe Chippaux

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 1421427192

Page: 448

View: 263

Snakes of Central and Western Africa illuminates a previously little-known part of the natural world, provides vital information that could save many lives, and will make an excellent addition to any herpetology library.

Snakes of the American West

dead snake. When the male attempted defense, the observer interpreted it as a
gallant stand over the dead mate. ... of the terrestrial group differed markedly from
those of the aquatic group in overall shape and in the shape and proportions of ...

Snakes of the American West

Author: Charles E. Shaw

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN:

Page: 328

View: 711

A Field Guide to the Snakes of Belize

Snakes are carnivores feeding on birds , rodents , lizards , other snakes and , in
some cases , insects and snails . Snakes have no ... Snakes possess internal
organs which have adapted to their elongated shapes ( Fig . 7 ) . For instance ...

A Field Guide to the Snakes of Belize

Author: Tony Garel

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 147

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Snakes ecology and Evolutionary Biology

In reference to behavior , the length and shape of snakes determine their mode of
locomotion , set limits for predation tactics , and allow access to crevices and
other spaces used for short - or long - term reclusion . Like other reptiles , snakes
 ...

Snakes  ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Author: Richard A. Seigel

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN:

Page: 529

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Antique bronze from Singidunum

Type 1 Armbands in the shape of snake ( cat . 131 - 137 ) . During Roman period
the most popular and at the same time most frequent shape of armbands were
specimens of open type , manufac| tured in the shape of snake , or both ends ...

Antique bronze from Singidunum

Author: Slavica Krunić

Publisher: Muzej Grada Beograda

ISBN:

Page: 415

View: 712

The Shape of Wilderness

She eats and throws up snakes , eats and throws up snakes for days until the
mound of regurgitation provides her with a store ... The color of the sun is a
serpent ' s tongue , the foothills and mountains follow the slithering shape of a
snake ' s ...

The Shape of Wilderness

Author: Shelley Berc

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 279

View: 578

A coming-of-age story set in a prophetic American wilderness, by an award-winning playwright.

Snakes

Other differences in body shape between male and female snakes may be
maintained outside of the reproductive season . For example , female Arafura File
Snakes ( Acrochordus arafurae ) are much more heavy - bodied than their
brothers at ...

Snakes

Author: Richard A. Seigel

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN:

Page: 414

View: 167

A comprehensive reference for herpetologists, biologists, and others interested in such aspects of snakes as their population genetics, neurobiology, functional morphology, behavioral ecology, and evolution. Also includes a chapter on strategies for conservation. Acidic paper. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

A Revision of the King Snakes

On the east coast it is square or decidedly higher than long , while on the west
coast it is usually longer than high , the dimensions here rarely approaching
equality . The intermediate forms are intermediate in respect to the shape of the
loreal ...

A Revision of the King Snakes

Author: Frank Nelson Blanchard

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 260

View: 432

The snakes of the genus Lampropeltis have long been in a state of great confusion from the systematic standpoint. Only about one-third of the forms now recognized have been at all clearly defined; of the rest some have been known from only a few specimens each, some have been unnaturally divided among several forms, and others have been included under a single name.

A Complete Introduction to Snakes

Small frogs are suitable food for many common snakes , including garter snakes
and water snakes . Hyla arborea . Photo by ... The shape of a snake makes a
convenient fit for the shape of the stomach of another snake . After all that listing
of ...

A Complete Introduction to Snakes

Author: Mervin F. Roberts

Publisher: TFH Publications

ISBN: 9780866222723

Page: 128

View: 852

The Snakes of South Africa

Their Venom and the Treatment of Snake Bite Frederick William Fitzsimons ...
The belief in winged snakes probably arose from eels , which are snake - like in
shape and possess fins , which would on drawings and carvings take the shape
of ...

The Snakes of South Africa

Author: Frederick William Fitzsimons

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 547

View: 399