Snakes

Snakes

by John L. Behler, Deborah A. Behler
     
 

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Children's Literature
This 112-page, glossy volume, part of Benchmark's "AnimalWays" series, is written by a husband and wife team with extensive credentials in herpetology and wildlife research. The book opens with a mix of snake facts, such as habitats and classification, then moves on to cover myth and folklore of the snake, evolution, body and senses, habits, reproduction, and ecological topics such as the snake's loss of habitat. In chapter six, the authors offer a closer look at seven well-known species, including the water snake and the copperhead. A section entitled "Venomous Snakebite Do's and Don'ts" presents two pages of valuable information. The book concludes with a glossary, a species checklist, further research suggestions, a bibliography and an index. Accompanied by large, clear, color photos, the text of this book offers a fascinating, enlightened look at this much-maligned creature. 2002, Benchmark/Marshall Cavendish, $28.50. Ages 10 to 14. Reviewer: Kimberly Norman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761412656
Publisher:
Cavendish Square Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
Animal Ways Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

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