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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

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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
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Contributor
Author
Subject
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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. Every Sunday for almost a century John Cann's family ran the famous snake show in a pit at La Perouse - an area once alive with tiger, brown and black snakes. After growing up with over 300 'pet' snakes in their backyard, John and his brother George took over the snake show from their parents in 1965. 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. The Last Snake Man chronicles John's extraordinary life and times. 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
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TSL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
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Cann, John
Dewey number
597.96092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Thomson, Jimmy
  • French, Amanda
Series statement
Read how you want 16
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  • Cann, John
  • Entertainers
  • Snakes
  • Snakes
  • Snakes as pets
  • Herpetologists
  • Athletes
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
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published by: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2018
  • Copyright page from original book
  • Set in 16 point Verdana
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.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition
Extent
viii, 378 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781525267888
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
large print
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
  • Originally published by: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2018
  • Copyright page from original book
  • Set in 16 point Verdana
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.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition
Extent
viii, 378 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781525267888
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
large print

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