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Author Dinets, Vladimir.

Title Dragon songs : love and adventure among crocodiles, alligators, and other dinosaur relations / Vladimir Dinets.

Publication Info. New York : Arcade Publishing, [2013]

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Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  597.98 DIN    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  597.982 DIN    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  597.982 D61    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  597.98 DINETS    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  597.98 DIN    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xvi, 318 pages, 24 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Summary With his artist's eye, scientist's precision, and explorer's free spirit, Dinets, a Russian immigrant and Louisiana State University professor, is no ordinary zoologist. Here, he leads readers on an intense and joyous global pursuit of the mating customs of crocodiles (as well as his own), chronicling the adventures in fieldwork that would inform his graduate thesis.
Contents Prologue -- The morning chorus : Alligator mississippiensis -- The night dance : Alligator mississippiensis -- Learning the basics : Alligator mississippiensis -- Dragon reborn : Alligator sinensis -- Missing a shot : Caiman yacare -- Honest courtship : Crocodylus palustris -- Hunting on shore : Crocodylus acutus -- Companions of the river : Gavialis gangeticus -- The numbers game : Alligator mississippiensis -- Crocodiles in permafrost : Tagarosuchus kulemzini -- River world : Caiman niger -- Vibrating toy : Paleosuchus palpebrosus -- Tales of love and friendship : Cayman yacare -- Help from the sky : Cayman yacare -- Logging observations : Crocodylus acutus -- Sadness and hope : Crocodylus intermedius -- Natural selection : Paleosuchus trigonatus -- Politics of extinction : Crocodylus moreletii -- Island romance : Crocodylus rhombifer -- Scientific testing : Alligator mississippiensis -- Navigating Africa : Crocodylus niloticus -- Masters of the Bush : Crocodylus niloticus -- Traps on trails : Crocodylus niloticus -- The rainy season : Crocodylus niloticus -- Dangerous crossings : Crocodylus acutus -- The place we are from : Crocodylus niloticus -- Paradise in hell : Crocodylus niloticus -- The land of lost opportunities : Osteolaemus tetraspis -- Dense woods : Mecistops cataphractus -- Shades and shadows : Osteolaemus tetraspis -- Moving home : Alligator mississippiensis -- Ghost hunt : Tomistoma schlegelii -- Island hopping : Crocodylus porosus -- Horror stories : Crocodylus porosus -- The wrong flood : Caiman latirostris -- Unsolved riddles : Alligator mississippiensis -- Finding answers : Caiman crocodilus -- Through the mist : Crocodylus acutus -- The last song : Crocodylus siamensis -- Epilogue.
Subject Crocodiles -- Behavior.
Alligators -- Behavior.
Animal communication.
Sexual behavior in animals.
Crocodiles -- Ecology.
Alligators -- Ecology.
Dinets, Vladimir -- Travel.
ISBN 9781611458930 hardback
1611458935 hardback
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