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Snakes: Silent Hunters

Snakes: Silent Hunters

by Claudia Schnieper, Sylvia A. Johnson (Adapted by), Max Meier (Photographer)

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Gr 4-6-Schnieper has a solid grasp of her sinuous subject. The concise text describes the physical characteristics and behavior of snakes in general and special characteristics of a variety of world species. Profusely illustrated with excellent-quality, full-color photos, the book depicts approximately three dozen species, most of which are indentified in the captions. The text is clearly written and thorough. While reproduction is discussed, very little is said about courting behavior and it does not explain how snakes actually mate. Sandra Markle's Outside and Inside Snakes (Macmillan, 1995) has a narrower focus, concentrating on anatomy and various bodily functions. Seymour Simon's Snakes (HarperCollins, 1992) and Caroline Arnold's Snake (Morrow, 1991) cover much the same material, but Schnieper's title is better organized, better illustrated, and includes a greater number of species. Minor omissions aside, it compares favorably with the best of the books on the topic.-Karey Wehner, San Francisco Public Library

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Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
Carolrhoda Nature Watch Book Series
Product dimensions:
9.01(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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