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Snake
     

Snake

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by Chris Mattison
 

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With spectacular close-up photographs and astonishing illustrations, this extraordinary book is the guide to more than 3,000 snakes from around the world. Fascinating physical and behavioral characteristics of these creatures are presented, with the most up-to-date information available about snakes' habitats, reproductive behavior, feeding practices, defense

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With spectacular close-up photographs and astonishing illustrations, this extraordinary book is the guide to more than 3,000 snakes from around the world. Fascinating physical and behavioral characteristics of these creatures are presented, with the most up-to-date information available about snakes' habitats, reproductive behavior, feeding practices, defense mechanisms, and much more. A complete, detailed directory lists all species of the 18 snake families; the special "Fact Files" section gives at-a-glance information about every featured snake.

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Booknews
Explores the lives of these mysterious reptiles, featuring some 450 stunning color photos of snakes in action. Describes the evolution, anatomy, and behavior of snakes, revealing secrets of their feeding habits and defensive tactics, and lists all known snake species. An illustrated gallery of some 60 snake species from around the world highlights unique features and identification aids, and describes each snake in detail. Fact files give essential information for every snake. The author is a zoologist specializing in herpetology, and a wildlife photographer. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
"[T]his fascinating book provides a close-up look that is second only to what snake handlers at the zoo must experience." – Booklist

"An enjoyable book for browsing." – School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756613655
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
02/20/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,340,024
Product dimensions:
9.13(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Meet the Author

Chris Mattison has been photographing wildlife for over thirty years. He has won the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year award, and been a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.

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Snake 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everything about it from cover to cover will keep you wanting to read and learn more. It's awesome!