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Anaconda: The Secret Life of the World's Largest Snake

Jesús A. Rivas

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199732876
eISBN:
9780197521007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199732876.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Written by Jesús Rivas, the undisputed expert on the biology of anacondas, this is the first authoritative book on the biology of the green anaconda, the world’s largest snake. Rivas describes his ... More


The Civil War on the Mississippi: Union Sailors, Gunboat Captains, and the Campaign to Control the River

Barbara Brooks Tomblin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813167039
eISBN:
9780813167817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167039.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Following the fall of Fort Sumter, the Lincoln administration adopted General Winfield Scott’s strategy to win the war. Dubbed the Anaconda Plan, it called for a Union blockade of the southern coast ... More


The Largess of Motherhood: Fecundity and Female Reproductive Strategy

Jesús A. Rivas

in Anaconda: The Secret Life of the World's Largest Snake

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199732876
eISBN:
9780197521007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199732876.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

This chapter assesses the reasons and limitations for large size in female anacondas. Considering how large females are—nearly five times the size of males—it is obvious that the evolutionary ... More


Conservation of Anacondas and Beyond: The Interface of Biology, Politics, and Economics

Jesús A. Rivas

in Anaconda: The Secret Life of the World's Largest Snake

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199732876
eISBN:
9780197521007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199732876.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

This chapter focuses on environmental conservation, a relatively new branch of biology that has one foot firmly set in science and the other firmly set in economics and politics. It discusses the ... More


Tracing the Veins: Of Copper, Culture, and Community from Butte to Chuquicamata

Janet Finn

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211360
eISBN:
9780520920071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211360.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This tale of two cities—Butte, Montana, USA; and Chuquicamata, Chile—traces the relationship of capitalism and community across cultural, national, and geographic boundaries. Combining social history ... More


Anacondas’ Tales: Sickness and Health, Birth and Death in the Life of a Giant Snake

Jesús A. Rivas

in Anaconda: The Secret Life of the World's Largest Snake

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199732876
eISBN:
9780197521007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199732876.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

This chapter examines the lives and tribulations of anacondas. Anacondas, like humans, produce the same number of males and females because the sex ratio is determined by sexual chromosomes. If the ... More


How Big Can a Giant Be?

Jesús A. Rivas

in Anaconda: The Secret Life of the World's Largest Snake

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199732876
eISBN:
9780197521007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199732876.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

This chapter determines the maximum size that anacondas can reach, which has been the subject of long-standing debate among herpetologists. There are many accounts of snakes around 9 to 11 meters ... More


Tracing the Veins

Janet L. Finn

in Tracing the Veins: Of Copper, Culture, and Community from Butte to Chuquicamata

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211360
eISBN:
9780520920071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211360.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This is a tale of two cities—Butte, Montana, USA; and Chuquicamata, Chile—intimate strangers, linked through their histories as the copper-producing hubs of the Anaconda Company. Butte and ... More


Mining History: A Political Chronology

Janet L. Finn

in Tracing the Veins: Of Copper, Culture, and Community from Butte to Chuquicamata

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211360
eISBN:
9780520920071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211360.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter chronicles nearly a century of Anaconda Company operations, linking the histories of Butte and Chuquicamata and situating them in the larger story of transnational capitalism. It argues ... More


Mining Community

Janet L. Finn

in Tracing the Veins: Of Copper, Culture, and Community from Butte to Chuquicamata

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211360
eISBN:
9780520920071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211360.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the competing formations of community that linked and separated the people of Butte and Chuquicamata. Community is at once a negotiated reality in the making and an arena in ... More


Science, Love, and Anaconda Research

Jesús A. Rivas

in Anaconda: The Secret Life of the World's Largest Snake

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199732876
eISBN:
9780197521007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199732876.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

This introductory chapter provides an overview of anaconda research. It describes the author’s experience growing up as a herpetologist in Venezuela, which has both advantages and disadvantages. The ... More


The Anaconda Challenge: Learning How to Learn

Jesús A. Rivas

in Anaconda: The Secret Life of the World's Largest Snake

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199732876
eISBN:
9780197521007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199732876.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

This chapter focuses on the llanos, Venezuela’s natural floodplain, where the author decided to start his study of anacondas. The llanos is a flatland that comprises about a third of both Venezuela ... More


How Much Is Supper? Predator Diet and Prey Retaliation

Jesús A. Rivas

in Anaconda: The Secret Life of the World's Largest Snake

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199732876
eISBN:
9780197521007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199732876.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

This chapter focuses on the anaconda’s diet and the role it plays in the snake’s biology. Clearly, food intake is a critical aspect of any animal’s ecology for it determines how the animal obtains ... More


“Hey, It’s Me, It’s Me!” Courtship and Confusion in the Male Reproductive Strategy

Jesús A. Rivas

in Anaconda: The Secret Life of the World's Largest Snake

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199732876
eISBN:
9780197521007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199732876.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

This chapter addresses why male anacondas are so much smaller than females. There are a number of advantages for animals to be small. Small animals have lower metabolic costs since they need to ... More


Anaconda: “Husky Smeltermen” and “Company Boys”

Matthew L. Basso

in Meet Joe Copper: Masculinity and Race on Montana's World War II Home Front

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226038865
eISBN:
9780226044224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044224.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the relationship among racial-ethnic communities in Anaconda, Montana, focusing on how immigrants formed mini-enclaves in the town and at the smelter. By the 1930s, the plant ... More


Anaconda, 1944: White Women, Men of Color, and Cross-Class White Male Solidarity

Matthew L. Basso

in Meet Joe Copper: Masculinity and Race on Montana's World War II Home Front

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226038865
eISBN:
9780226044224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044224.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the last major home front crisis in Montana's copper towns, which occurred in Anaconda in the spring of 1944 when the local smeltermen tried to prevent local women and ... More


Introduction

Barbara Brooks Tomblin

in The Civil War on the Mississippi: Union Sailors, Gunboat Captains, and the Campaign to Control the River

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813167039
eISBN:
9780813167817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167039.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

When Fort Sumter surrendered, the Lincoln administration had to decide how to prosecute an open war with the Confederacy. Lincoln called for troops, and the Union adopted Winfield Scott’s strategy ... More


Conclusion

Barbara Brooks Tomblin

in The Civil War on the Mississippi: Union Sailors, Gunboat Captains, and the Campaign to Control the River

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813167039
eISBN:
9780813167817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167039.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Winfield Scott’s strategy to win the war, the Anaconda Plan, called for a Union blockade of the southern coast and for Union forces to seize New Orleans and push down the Mississippi River, capturing ... More


Chilean Copper and U.S. Companies

Sebastián Hurtado-Torres

in The Gathering Storm: Eduardo Frei's Revolution in Liberty and Chile's Cold War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747182
eISBN:
9781501747205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747182.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the role of copper policies in the relations between the United States and Chile during the Frei administration, especially as they relate to the developmental efforts of the ... More


What Is a Good Real Estate for an Anaconda?

Jesús A. Rivas

in Anaconda: The Secret Life of the World's Largest Snake

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199732876
eISBN:
9780197521007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199732876.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

This chapter discusses the process of tracking and tagging the anacondas. Trying to follow anacondas throughout the year gives one a new perspective about the differences between humans and snakes. ... More


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