Snake

Südafrika-Thriller. Kramer & Zondi ermitteln (5)

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Author: James McClure

Publisher: Unionsverlag

ISBN: 329330964X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Eves sinnlichste Darbietung ist der Tanz mit ihrem Partner Clint, einem Python. Eines Morgens wird sie tot im Nachtclub aufgefunden – stranguliert von Clint. Der Kopf der Schlange ist eingeschlagen. Hat etwa jemand noch versucht, Eve vor der Erwürgung durch die Python zu retten? Als hätten Lieutenant Tromp Kramer und Sergeant Michael Zondi damit noch nicht genug zu tun, häufen sich derweil Raubüberfälle auf kleine Läden in und rund um Peacevale. Die Räuber bedienen sich kaum an der Kasse, aber immer am Leben der Besitzer: Sie werden regelrecht hingerichtet. Sind da Gangster am Werk, die sich auf etwas Größeres vorbereiten? Die Ermittlungen laufen auf Hochtouren, und Kramer begibt sich in höchste Gefahr. Gut, dass da noch Zondi ist, der seinem weißen Kollegen das Leben rettet ...

SNAKE 02: Hexenkessel Ukraine

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Author: G.G. Grandt

Publisher: BLITZ-Verlag

ISBN: 3957193524

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Malaysia-Airlines-Flug MH17 von Amsterdam nach Kuala Lumpur. Knapp drei Stunden nach dem Start geschieht die Katastrophe: Die Boeing 777 stürzt in der Nähe der ostukrainischen Stadt Tores ab. Alle Insassen sterben. Prinz Silko von Nake, der beste Agent des Global Diplomatic Bureau, geht im Hexenkessel Ukraine auf Spurensuche. Bei seinen Ermittlungen wird schnell klar, dass die Hintergründe der Maidan-Aufstände und die des Brandanschlags auf das Gewerkschaftshaus in Odessa nicht der offiziellen Version entsprechen. Die Printausgabe umfasst 160 Buchseiten.

SNAKE 01: Terror-Hölle Kenia

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Author: G.G. Grandt

Publisher: BLITZ-Verlag

ISBN: 3957193516

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Seit Jahren überziehen die islamistischen al-Shabaab-Milizen Ostafrika mit blutigem Terror. Am Horn von Afrika will der al-Quaida-Ableger einen Gottesstaat errichten. Sein Kampf gilt aber nicht nur der schwachen somalischen Übergangsregierung und den afrikanischen Friedenstruppen, sondern vor allem den westlichen Ungläubigen. Als Mohammed Abdirahman, einer der Militär-Kommandeure der Terror-Organisation, nur mit Glück einem Drohnenangriff der US-Streitkräfte entkommt, übt die al-Shabaab grausame Vergeltung. Im Ferienparadies Kenia explodiert die Gewalt gegen Ausländer. So verübt der deutsche Dschihadist Andreas Maier alias Ahmed Kalif einen verheerenden Selbstmordanschlag in einem beliebten Ferienhotel an der Diani Beach. Dabei kommen dutzende unschuldige Urlauber ums Leben. Unter ihnen auch der deutsche Hoteldirektor Carsten Heiniger. Die Amerikaner beauftragen das Global Diplomatic Bureau (GDB) den Milizenführer der al-Shabaab aufzuspüren und zu liquideren. Seit dem letzten Drohnenangriff, bei dem auch unbeteiligte Hirtennomaden getötet wurden, können weder das US-Militär noch die CIA offiziell in Kenia agieren. Weitere Kollateralopfer darf es aus politischen Gründen nicht mehr geben. So macht sich der beste Agent des GDB, Prinz Silko von Nake, genannt SNAKE, in die Terror-Hölle Kenias auf, um Mohammed Abdirahman ausfindig zu machen. Dabei geht es für ihn nicht nur um einen geheimen Auftrag, sondern auch um persönliche Rache. Denn der bei dem Sprengstoffanschlag ermordete Hoteldirektor Carsten Heiniger war sein bester Freund. Allerdings erweist sich Snakes Jagd auf den somalischen Milizenführer als wahrer Höllentrip, bei dem ihm sein Gegner immer einen Schritt voraus ist. Der GDB-Agent und seine kenianische Informantin Nahla werden von den Terroristen in eine der gefährlichsten Städte der Welt verschleppt - nach Mogadischu. In einem verlassenen Militärbunker werden sie gefoltert. Snakes Mission scheint gescheitert....

What's Wrong With My Snake

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Author: John Rossi,Roxanne Rossi

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1620080427

Category: Pets

Page: 160

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What's Wong with My Snake? is one reptile care book from the highly acclaimed Advanced Vivarium Systems series. The AVS series, founded and guided by herpetocultural pioneer Philippe de Vosjoli, is the #1 series on reptile care. From choosing a pet to selecting a veterinarian to feeding, housing, breeding, and more, these books deliver the most helpful and up-to-date information available on popular reptiles and amphibians kept as pets.

Snakes of the Southeast

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Author: J. Whitfield Gibbons,Michael E. Dorcas

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820326528

Category: Nature

Page: 253

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Featuring more than three hundred color photographs and nearly fifty distribution maps, Snakes of the Southeast is stuffed with both entertaining and detailed, in-depth information. Includes and explores size charts, key identifiers (scales, body shape, patterns, and color), descriptions of habitat, behavior and activity, food and feeding, reproduction, predators and defense, and conservation.

Sea Snake Toxinology

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Author: P. Gopalakrishnakone

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9789971691936

Category: Science

Page: 251

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This is the latest book in the Venom and Toxin Series of publications produced by the Venom and Toxin Research Group, National University of Singapore. Containing chapter contributions by international authorities in the field covering some 13 countries in the Asia-Pacific region and lavishly illustrated, the work represents perhaps the most comprehensive and up-to-date material published on the subject in the last 15 years.

The Life Cycle of a Snake

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Author: John Crossingham,Bobbie Kalman

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778706601

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Describes how snakes develop from eggs to adults, why they hibernate, the differences between poisonous and non-poisonous species, how snakes capture prey, and how individuals can protect them.

Garter Snakes

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Author: Doug Wechsler

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823956012

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Briefly describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of garter snakes, along with some interesting facts about these snakes.

Texas Snakes

Identification, Distribution, and Natural History

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Author: John E. Werler,James R. Dixon

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292793316

Category: Nature

Page: 519

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From the legendary, fear-inspiring Western Diamondback rattlesnake to the tiny, harmless Plains blind snake, Texas has a greater diversity of snake species than any other state in the country. Recognizing the public's need for a complete guide to identifying and understanding Texas' snakes, two of the state's most respected herpetologists have joined forces to create this definitive reference to all 109 species and sub-species of Texas snakes. Well-written species accounts describe each snake's appearance, lookalikes, size, habitat, behavior, feeding, and reproduction. The authors also include color photos and finely detailed line drawings to aid field identification, along with accurate range maps, a checklist of Texas snakes, a key to the species, and a brief discussion of classification and taxonomy. The authors round out this volume with essays on snake myths and misinformation, snakebite and its prevention, conservation, Texas biotic provinces, and a brief history of Texas herpetology.

The White Snake and Her Son

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Author: Wilt L. Idema

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603843752

Category:

Page: 208

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A cornerstone of Chinese popular culture, the legend of the White Snake the admirable demon who loves her victim has been continually rewritten, reinterpreted, and readapted for over five hundred years. The Precious Scroll of Thunder Peak was one of the most popular nineteenth-century versions of the legend. In bringing together translations of the Scroll, four anonymous "youth books," and other texts related to the development of the White Snake legend, this volume opens a window into the richness and variety of pre-modern Chinese popular literature. It also illustrates the ways in which traditional and modern Chinese societies have treated a host of vital cultural issues, including the role of women in society, perceptions of sexuality, and folk religion. Wilt L Idema's Introduction traces the evolution of the legend and places the translated texts in the history of Chinese popular literature and culture. Annotations explaining terms and references that may be unfamiliar to Western readers, a glossary, and a thorough bibliography further enhance the value of this book for both scholars and students.

Snakes of Virginia

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Author: Donald W. Linzey,Michael J. Clifford

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813921549

Category: Nature

Page: 173

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Provides descriptions of snakes that are found in Virginia, including information on appearance, habitat, range, behavior, food, and natural predators.

Why the Snake Crawls on Its Belly

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Author: Eric A. Kimmel

Publisher: Devora Publishing

ISBN: 9781930143203

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Tells the story of why snakes have no legs, have a forked tongue and why they shed their skin.

Snake

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Author: Drake Stutesman

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861895011

Category: Pets

Page: 216

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A snake smells with its tongue, hears with its flesh, and breathes under the sand with one lung; it can copulate for days with one snake or with fifty at once; it has infrared radar; and it can induce spontaneous bleeding if threatened. With all these qualities, it is easy to see how snakes have such varied associations in cultures around the world: while celebrated in tattoos and tales, and for medicinal benefits, snakes are also so universally feared that they constantly endure intense persecution and rarely enjoy protected rights. Drake Stutesman explores here in Snake the fascinating natural history of the maligned serpentine. Stutesman examines a wide range of sources to investigate the complex and widespread symbolism the snake has inspired, including the serpent's temptation of Eve in the Bible, Kaa in The Jungle Book, the Chinese zodiac, Indian snake charmers, and the Hollywood film Anaconda. She looks at the role snakes have played in human culture and science, from snake cuisine and the use of venom in medicine to the intriguing history of snake symbolism in art, architecture, cinema, and even clothing. Richly illustrated and written in an engaging style, Snake is an invaluable resource for snake enthusiasts and scholars, as well as for all who love, admire, or fear this fascinating and enduring animal.

Snakes and Lizards in Your Pocket

A Guide to Reptiles of the Upper Midwest

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Author: Terry VanDeWalle,Suzanne L. Collins

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587299291

Category: Nature

Page: 16

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From the rare and docile massasauga, which relies on camouflage to remain unnoticed, to the more familiar bullsnake, which defends itself by hissing loudly and vibrating its tail from an S-shaped striking position, to the eastern racer, often seen crawling at more than three miles an hour during daytime, snakes are beautiful animals with habits both fascinating and beneficial to humans. Their relatives the lizards, most of which are more easily seen and identified, exhibit similarly fascinating behavior. This colorful addition to our series of laminated guides informs both amateur and professional herpetologists about twenty-seven species of snakes and six species of lizards in the Upper Midwest states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, South Dakota, North Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri. Terry VanDeWalle provides a complete description of each species, both adult and young, as well as distinguishing characteristics for thirty-two subspecies of snakes and two subspecies of lizards: length, color, head and neck patterns, scales, and so on. Also included is information about habitat preferences: forests, wet meadows, and sand prairies, for example. Most helpful for identifying snakes and lizards in the field are his comparisons of similar species and his comprehensive key. Superb photographs by Suzanne Collins of adult and, when needed for identification, young snakes and lizards make this guide the perfect companion for hikers in all kinds of environments whenever a snake ripples across your path or a lizard darts into the underbrush.

Snake

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Author: Caroline Arnold

Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media

ISBN: 1623345642

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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People have long been intrigued by snakes, and today they are one of the most popular attractions at any zoo. But in the wild, some species are now endangered-because the snakes are hunted for sport or profit, or because their habitats are being destroyed. Filled with forty intriguing photographs, Snake is a delightful first look at these slithery, scaly, limbless reptiles.