Singing The Turtles To Sea: The Comcaac (Seri) Art and Science of Reptilesdetails how the Comcaac, or Seri Indians, are a native people living in the biologically rich desert of Sonora, Mexico. Reptiles of all kinds including lizards, crocodiles, snakes, and turtles play a large role in Seri culture. Unfortunately the long term survival of the Comcaac and the future of many of these animals are uncertain. Gary Nabhan describes the richness of Seri knowledge about reptiles with a combination of lyricism and scientific insight.
"Nabhan masterfully moves us to cross-cultural perspectives on the world's ecological issues. In addition to being a unique ethnozoological treatise, this book is about how 'native' cultures engage their natural worlds, of which they see themselves a part.'" - Wade C Sherbrooke, author of Horned Lizards of North America.
Gary Paul Nabhan. 317 pages. 2003. Hardcover. ISBN - 0520217314