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Eyelids of Morning: Mingled Destinies of Crocodiles and Men: Alistair Graham; Peter Beard

Eyelids of Morning: Mingled Destinies of Crocodiles and Men

Alistair Graham; Peter Beard

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ISBN 10: 0821204645 / ISBN 13: 9780821204641
Published by New York Graphic Society, U.S.A., 1973
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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PUBLISHER: New York Graphic Society - Greenwich, CT DATE/EDITION: 1973, stated First Printing BINDING: Hardbound in purple cloth with silver lettering on the spine, 9" x 12", 260 pages. DUST JACKET: Jacket is price clipped and has a half inch blind tear at the top front corner otherwise it is in very good condition BOOK CONDITION: There is a small scuff in the cloth at the outside edge of the rear cover. The corners are sharp, the lettering is bright and the covers are clean. There is a four line gift message written on the first free end paper otherwise the interior is clean and unmarked and the binding is tight. DESCRIPTION: Photographs by Peter Beard. 16 color and 400 black and white illustrations. Zoologist Alistair Graham spent a year on the shores of Lake Rudolf in Kenya, one of the wildest regions on earth and one of the last great crocodile populations. Bookseller Inventory # 001810

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

Publisher: New York Graphic Society, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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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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