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Eyelids of Morning The Mingled Destinies of Crocodiles and Men

Graham, Alistair & Peter Beard

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ISBN 10: 0821204645 / ISBN 13: 9780821204641
Published by New York Graphic Society, Bx-23, 1973
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Hardcover. 4to. NYGS. 1973. 260 pgs. First Edition/Second Printing. Signed by Peter Beard on the FFEP. DJ in VG shape with light shelfwear present to the DJ (light chipping present to the endpapers). No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Photos sent upon request. Bx-23; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 260 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 36723

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Title: Eyelids of Morning The Mingled Destinies of ...

Publisher: New York Graphic Society, Bx-23

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing.

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This book documents the crocodile's profound influence on the native people of Africa as reflected in their myths, symbols, and everyday lives--and the devastating impact that these people, as well as hunters, explorers, and developers, have had on the crocodile's existence.

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Originally published in 1973 and long out of print, this is Graham's account of his expedition to Lake Rudolf in Kenya to study the remaining Nile crocodile population there. The author, a conservation consultant, has a peculiarly ambiguous attitude: although he opposes the traditional view of crocodiles as contemptible, he rails against the sentimentality of conservationists who "cherish a fantasy of communion with a mysterious nature." But Graham offers an impressive narrative of the arduous task of hunting down crocs for ecological analysis, of their feeding habits, and of the effects of overcrowding. He imparts a wealth of information about the mythology of crocodiles (such as a g tale of the Egyptian city of Crocodilopolis), their evolution, habitat and diet. We also learn much about the Turkana, natives who inhabit the west side of Lake Rudolf. Many of Beard's more than 200 photographs depict an entrancing beauty, but others unnecessarily unsettle the reader with images of piles of crocodiles that have been skinned, dissected for scientific observation and cast aside.
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