The Alligator Book

The Alligator Book

by C. C. Lockwood
     
 

The modern-day American alligator has existed for over two million years, a relic of nature's wildness. This complex creature with a constant crooked grin rules the swamps of the South, forms an integral part of wetland conservation, and thrills tourists to its natural habitat each year. Loved or feared, the alligator attracts the attention of anyone who encounters it… See more details below

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The modern-day American alligator has existed for over two million years, a relic of nature's wildness. This complex creature with a constant crooked grin rules the swamps of the South, forms an integral part of wetland conservation, and thrills tourists to its natural habitat each year. Loved or feared, the alligator attracts the attention of anyone who encounters it. But what do we really know about the fascinating reptile? Renowned wildlife photographer and naturalist C. C. Lockwood devotes himself to uncovering the latest facts about this ancient, dragon-like species in The Alligator Book.

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Awe-inspiring and astounding, the American alligator is the reptile that visitors to and natives of the southeastern United States love to fear. Lockwood (Still Waters: Images, 1971-1999), known for his marvelous photos of Southern swamps and their inhabitants (and voted a Louisiana Legend by Louisiana Public Broadcasting in 2000), toured the Gulf Coast, primarily of Louisiana and Florida, to capture the American alligator in all its prehistoric glory. In clear, lay reader terms, he provides basic information on "gator" natural history-there are a handful of pages on reproduction, food habits, taxonomy, and growth-but most of the text covers research, regulation, trapping, tourism, and alligator/human encounters. As solid as the information is, the 144 gorgeous color photographs are the true stars of the book. These images portray alligators in numerous environments, from the wild and wildlife refuges to alligator farms and theme parks. Recommended for natural history collections, especially those in the Southeast.-Lynn C. Badger, Univ. of Florida Lib., Gainesville Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807128282
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
10.54(w) x 11.24(h) x 0.86(d)

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