Mean and lowly things: snakes, science, and survival in the Congo.

Mean and lowly things: snakes, science, and survival in the Congo. Kate Jackson.

Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2008. Octavo, dustwrapper, colour photographs.

Harvard-educated herpetologist, Kate Jackson set up her tent in a pygmy village, and went to collect Central African snakes, lizards and frogs. This text describes her struggles to learn Central African customs, overcome labyrinthine bureaucracy there, fit cobras into small backpacks and convince locals that she is a scientist and not a witch. Also available in paperback [stock id 31356].

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