The Encyclopedia of Snakes

The Encyclopedia of Snakes

by Chris Mattison
     
 

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This beautifully-illustrated volume covers the most popular aspects of snake biology and is the most informative and comprehensive book on the subject yet published. Chris Morrison, an authority in snake studies, reveals these fascinating reptiles in an array of images. Each chapter presents a main theme supported by text, photographs, and diagrams. Fact boxes within

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This beautifully-illustrated volume covers the most popular aspects of snake biology and is the most informative and comprehensive book on the subject yet published. Chris Morrison, an authority in snake studies, reveals these fascinating reptiles in an array of images. Each chapter presents a main theme supported by text, photographs, and diagrams. Fact boxes within each chapter focus attention on items of special interest, such as scale type, snake populations in the wild, and egg incubation.

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School Library Journal
YA-This fine resource is organized by broad themes that cover pertinent aspects of the life cycle of snakes-their biology, history, and taxonomy. Chapter topics include origin and evolution, morphology and function, feeding, defense, and reproduction. One especially interesting chapter highlights the tenuous relationship between snakes and humans. Fascinating sidebars offer tantalizing insights into research, history, and misconceptions. The book's organization encourages students to keep reading after locating specific answers to their questions. The detailed index includes both common and scientific names. Numerous colorful, closeup photographs call attention to the text and will attract browsers. An excellent addition to herpetology collections.-Gary Filmore, W.T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
Booknews
An illustrated encyclopedia covering the most popular aspects of snake biology, such as snake classification, evolution, coloration, physiology, feeding, defensive behavior, and breeding, as well as superstition and mythology regarding snakes. Fact boxes focus attention on items of special interest such as snake tracking and the effects of changing habitats. Contains some 200 color photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Northeastern Naturalist
This book is a virtual A-Z compendium of facts on snakes that will be of use to the amateur herpetologist and anyone curious about nature. . . . The photographs in this book are gorgeous. A page-turner. Enjoy!
Wildlife Activist
Among the most comprehensive books on snakes, and is full of scientific detail written in a very accessible style. . . . Anyone working with or interested in snakes will enjoy this excellent book, and it will prove to be a valuable reference work on the shelf of many naturalists and biologists as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816039319
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/1999
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.57(w) x 10.89(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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