The Book of Snakes

The Book of Snakes

For millennia, humans have regarded snakes with an exceptional combination of fascination and revulsion. Some people recoil in fear at the very suggestion of these creatures, while others happily keep them as pets. Snakes can convey both beauty and menace in a single tongue flick and so these creatures have held a special place in our cultures. Yet, for as many meanings that we attribute to snakes—from fertility and birth to sin and death—the real-life species represent an even wider array of wonders. The Book of Snakes presents 600 species of snakes from around the world, covering nearly one in six of all snake species. It will bring greater understanding of a group of reptiles that have existed for more than 160 million years, and that now inhabit every continent except Antarctica, as well as two of the great oceans. This volume pairs spectacular photos with easy-to-digest text. It is the first book on these creatures that combines a broad, worldwide sample with full-color, life-size accounts. Entries include close-ups of the snake’s head and a section of the snake at actual size. The detailed images allow readers to examine the intricate scale patterns and rainbow of colors as well as special features like a cobra’s hood or a rattlesnake’s rattle. The text is written for laypeople and includes a glossary of frequently used terms. Herpetologists and herpetoculturists alike will delight in this collection, and even those with a more cautious stance on snakes will find themselves drawn in by the wild diversity of the suborder Serpentes.


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Publisher University of Chicago Press
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ISBN 022645939X
Pages 656 pages
The Book of Snakes
Language: en
Pages: 656
Authors: Mark O'Shea
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-22 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

For millennia, humans have regarded snakes with an exceptional combination of fascination and revulsion. Some people recoil in fear at the very suggestion of th
The Book of Snakes
Language: en
Pages: 656
Authors: Mark O'Shea
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-02 - Publisher: Ivy Press

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Language: en
Pages: 255
Authors: Barbara Taylor
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: John A. Burton
Categories: Snakes
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher: Gramercy

Complete guide to the snake, treats three major topics: evolution and physical characteristics, snake venom and defense and snakes of the world. Discusses snake
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Language: en
Pages: 255
Authors: Barbara Taylor
Categories: Reptiles
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: George R. Zug
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-10 - Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: K. P. Schmidt
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1970-10 - Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group

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Language: en
Pages: 185
Authors: Percy A. Morris
Categories: Serpents
Type: BOOK - Published: 1948 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 365
Authors: Stephen J. Mullin
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Cornell University Press

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Language: en
Pages: 80
Authors: John Woodward
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

A vibrantly illustrated tour through the world of snakes combines engaging species and behavioral facts with quizzes and recommendations for informative games.