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.There was a time when a youngster could pick up a hoptoad or garter snake and take it home for a few days or longer. Now parents had better be aware of the rules. A book of 240 pages and entitled aquot;A Field Guide to Reptiles and the Law, aquot; by John P. Levell, was published in 1995 by the Serpenta#39;s Tale, Natural ... Also, bureaucrats have taken advantage of the situation. ... The following scenario usually prevailed: Natives of Africa, for example, caught live snakes, lizards, and frogs, andanbsp;...
|Title||:||A Field Guide to the Life and Times of Roger Conant|