Mean and Lowly Things

Mean and Lowly Things

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In 2005 Jackson ventured into the remote swamp forests of the northern Congo to collect reptiles and amphibians. This book is Jackson's unvarnished account of her research on the front lines of the global biodiversity crisisa€”coping with interminable delays in obtaining permits, learning to outrun advancing army ants, subsisting on a diet of Spam and manioc, and ultimately falling in love with the strangely beautiful flooded forest.All the eyelets come out of their holes the first time I lace them up, and after only a couple of daysa#39; use, the toe starts to separate from the sole on one of them. Laurent is ... For 1, 000cfa he will bring his tools and repair the boots on Thursday. ... Ita#39;s a job that really requires an eyeglass-repair kit with a tiny screwdriver.

Title:Mean and Lowly Things
Author:Kate Jackson
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2009-06-30


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