A Field Guide to the Life and Times of Roger Conant

A Field Guide to the Life and Times of Roger Conant

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Roger Conant was an author, educator, researcher, and conservationist with a dual career in zoos and in herpetology. His contribution to the Peterson Field Guide Series made him one of the most influential American herpetologists of the twentieth century. This in-depth autobiography is as much a history of American Zoos and North American Herpetology as it is an account of the diverse and exciting life of Roger Conant. Details included in this book make it a hidden treasure for twentieth century folklore as well. Conant also studied extensively in Mexico and offers detailed accounts of his several excursions which were spread throughout much of the twentieth century.The ball python. Python regius, that lived in the Philadelphia Zoo for nearly 47 and one-half years. ... It was important to our security because, in those days, many of the cages containing nonvenomous snakes had tight catches but no locks. ... I drove them downtown in my car, hunted up the city editor at each paper , and explained the circumstances. They all agreed that, since the boy was under 16, they would not use his name, nor would it be necessary to mention the name of theanbsp;...

Title:A Field Guide to the Life and Times of Roger Conant
Author: Roger Conant
Publisher: - 1997

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