The snake's reputation has never recovered from its infamous beginnings in the Garden of Eden, but in reality, many snakes are quite beautiful. This illustrated introduction provides detailed information about all speciesfrom the harmless grass snake to the mighty anaconda. There's complete coverage of anatomy, methods of feeding, reproduction, behavior, and defense. Spectacular photographs and intricate line drawings reveal the full lifestyle of these fascinating creatures. 192 pages, 40 color illus., 80 b/w illus., 6 X 9.