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The snake’s primordial method, functioning for good over 100 million years, is a surprise of genetic engineering. The snake smells with its tongue, hears with its flesh,and propels itself by way of a locomotion of rippling muscle mass. It sheds its dermis, has a removable tail, and mimics loss of life if afraid. It copulates for days with one snake or fifty instantaneously, and will even clone itself.With these kind of traits you could see why no different creature has encouraged such contradictory feelings or various symbolism. Snakes are celebrated in names, tattoos, logos, stories, mementos, and for his or her clinical merits in cultures in the course of the international. but whilst they're so universally feared that they suffer excessive persecution and, in contrast to different hunted animals, not often take pleasure in secure rights. almost so long as people have walked the earth, snakes were worshipped, reviled, prized, totemized, tortured and picked up, and invested with meanings starting from resurrection, knowledge and divine girl omniscience to global destruction, duplicity and male castration.Snake explores the animal’s traditional historical past, and the common snake symbolism, from Eve’s serpent within the Bible, to Kaa within the Jungle booklet; from the chinese language zodiac to Indian snake charmers and the Hollywood movie Anaconda. together with many illustrations and a variety of fabric, from snake cooking and using venom in medication, to the heritage of snake symbolism in paintings, structure and garments, this e-book will curiosity snake fans and experts, in addition to all those that love, appreciate or worry this awesome and sturdy animal.

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