The Reptile Room

After narrowly escaping the menacing clutches of the dastardly Count Olaf, the three Baudelaire orphans are taken in by a kindly herpetologist with whom they live happily for an all-too-brief time.

Author: Lemony Snicket

Publisher: Galaxy Children's Large Print

ISBN: 9780754078234

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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After narrowly escaping the menacing clutches of the dastardly Count Olaf, the three Baudelaire orphans are taken in by a kindly herpetologist with whom they live happily for an all-too-brief time.


The Rooster Trapped in the Reptile Room

"Everything I have to say about race and religion and politics is in the novels," declares Barry Gifford.

Author: Barry Gifford

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609800923

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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"Everything I have to say about race and religion and politics is in the novels," declares Barry Gifford. The Rooster Trapped in the Reptile Room gathers generous portions of all thirteen novels and novellas, as well as first-person essays, generous helpings of poetry, journalism, and a new interview with the author. The broad contours of an episodic output emerge—a full-length view of the freaks and freakish incidents that populate Gifford’s unique human comedy. A world, as Lula, the author’s favorite of all his characters, reflects, "wild at heart and weird on top." The Rooster Trapped in the Reptile Room provides essential reading for anyone after the soul of American writing.


A Series of Unfortunate Events 2 The Reptile Room

In the first two books alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, a lumpy bed, a deadly serpent, a large brass reading lamp, a long knife, and a ...

Author: Lemony Snicket

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061757144

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky. In the first two books alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, a lumpy bed, a deadly serpent, a large brass reading lamp, a long knife, and a terrible odour. In the tradition of great storytellers, from Dickens to Dahl, comes an exquisitely dark comedy that is both literary and irreverent, hilarious and deftly crafted. Never before has a tale of three likeable and unfortunate children been quite so enchanting, or quite so uproariously unhappy.

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W ITH MATURE TINHO A VISIT TO A REPTILE - ROOM . It is seldom that in this
country opportunities have been presented of seeing , in Anecdotes of snakes
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Living Age

Before we leave this the reptile - house , their big brothers , the reptile - room , let
us peep for a moment into storks in the paddock , are reciprocating the the little
apartment opening from the corner , law of nature by eating snakes . As we pass
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The Leisure Hour

An apartment, designated the Reptile-room, has been erected, and furnished in a
manner which affords the visitor every opportunity of examining the properties
and habits of some of the deadliest species of snakes, with a feeling of perfect ...

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A Series of Unfortunate Events

Bringing together three adventures starring Klaus, Sunny and Violet, this book includes 'The Bad Beginning', 'The Reptile Room' and 'The Wide Window'.

Author: Lemony Snicket

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ISBN: 9781405217743

Category: Amusements

Page: 608

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Bringing together three adventures starring Klaus, Sunny and Violet, this book includes 'The Bad Beginning', 'The Reptile Room' and 'The Wide Window'.

The Quarterly Review

H the reptile springs , with inflated hood , into an S - like attitude , and darts
laterally at his enemy . ... Before we leave this reptile - room , let us peep for a
moment into the little apartment opening from the corner , where hanging from
the wall ...

Author: William Gifford

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The Quarterly review

the reptile springs , with inflated hood , into an S - like attitude , and darts laterally
at his enemy . It seems incapable of striking well ... Before we leave this reptile -
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American Zoo

I would try to give myself extra time when I would work in the reptile room,
because I would just sit up there with him.” “Which one is he?” I asked. “It's the
black-and-white one—so pretty. I would just sit up in the reptile room, with him on
my lap, ...

Author: David Grazian

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691178429

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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Orangutans swing from Kevlar-lined fire hoses. Giraffes feast on celebratory birthday cakes topped with carrots instead of candles. Hi-tech dinosaur robots growl among steel trees, while owls watch animated cartoons on old television sets. In American Zoo, sociologist David Grazian takes us on a safari through the contemporary zoo, alive with its many contradictions and strange wonders. Trading in his tweed jacket for a zoo uniform and a pair of muddy work boots, Grazian introduces us to zookeepers and animal rights activists, parents and toddlers, and the other human primates that make up the zoo's social world. He shows that in a major shift away from their unfortunate pasts, American zoos today emphasize naturalistic exhibits teeming with lush and immersive landscapes, breeding programs for endangered animals, and enrichment activities for their captive creatures. In doing so, zoos blur the imaginary boundaries we regularly use to separate culture from nature, humans from animals, and civilization from the wild. At the same time, zoos manage a wilderness of competing priorities—animal care, education, scientific research, and recreation—all while attempting to serve as centers for conservation in the wake of the current environmental and climate-change crisis. The world of the zoo reflects how we project our own prejudices and desires onto the animal kingdom, and invest nature with meaning and sentiment. A revealing portrayal of comic animals, delighted children, and feisty zookeepers, American Zoo is a remarkable close-up exploration of a classic cultural attraction.

The Leisure Hour Monthly Library

Now , however , type , so beautiful , so gentle , so little invested , all has been
altered . An apartment , designated apparently , with dangerous qualities . This
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Annual Report

The following statement regarding matters incident to the care of the collections is
taken from the curator's report : The former “ reptile room ” in the west basement
was reassigned to this department early in January . New and commodious ...

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Bulletin

... inches thick and reaching from the floor to the ceiling , subdivide it into four
rooms of unequal size , the subjects to which each is mainly allotted and their
measurements being as follows : Reptiles and batrachians , 55 feet 9 inches by
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Annual Report

5 will be given , will relieve the crowding unavoidable during the present year .
The number of students taking Nat . Hist . 23 was also larger than usual , and , it
being impossible to find places for them all in the Reptile Room , where the
course ...

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Annual Report of the Curator of the Museum of Comparative Zo logy at Harvard College to the President and Fellows of Harvard College for

Hist . 5 will be given , will relieve the crowding unavoidable during the present
year , The number of students taking Nat . Hist . 23 was also larger than usual ,
and , it being impossible to find places for them all in the Reptile Room ...

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... the Reptile Room , where the course had been given for the past few years , by
the kindness of the Director of the Museum the class was allowed to use
temporarily one of the new Geological Rooms , which was fitted up for the
purpose . 16.

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