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The Resource The last snake man : the remarkable true-life story of an Aussie legend and a century of snake shows, John Cann with Jimmy Thomson

The last snake man : the remarkable true-life story of an Aussie legend and a century of snake shows, John Cann with Jimmy Thomson

Label
The last snake man : the remarkable true-life story of an Aussie legend and a century of snake shows
Title
The last snake man
Title remainder
the remarkable true-life story of an Aussie legend and a century of snake shows
Statement of responsibility
John Cann with Jimmy Thomson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Wildlife warrior, professor of snakes, entertainer, Olympian. John Cann is a truly remarkable Australian. Written in John's engaging and affable voice, The Last Snake Man tells the story of John and his fascinating family, who entertained Australians for nearly a century with their incredible snake shows. By the time John retired in 2010, he'd survived five venomous snake bites. Many of those familiar with John and his shows wouldn't know that he was also an Olympic athlete, a top state rugby league player who played alongside some of the legends of the game, a state champion boxer, an adventurer and a world authority on turtles. From wrangling snakes to chasing turtles, from remote country towns to the impenetrable jungles of New Guinea, this is the story of an amazing Australian and his never-ending search for fascinating animals and adventure
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cann, John
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Thomson, Jimmy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cann, John
  • Entertainers
  • Snakes
  • Snakes
  • Snakes as pets
  • Autobiographies
  • Herpetologists
  • Athletes
Target audience
adult
Label
The last snake man : the remarkable true-life story of an Aussie legend and a century of snake shows, John Cann with Jimmy Thomson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061238348
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 306 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760630515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1014018699
Label
The last snake man : the remarkable true-life story of an Aussie legend and a century of snake shows, John Cann with Jimmy Thomson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061238348
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 306 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760630515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1014018699

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