The Encyclopedia of Snakes

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9780713723809: The Encyclopedia of Snakes

Often the stuff of phobias, always the source of fascination, snakes have long charmed nature watchers of all stripes. This beautifully illustrated book covers the most popular aspects of snake biology and is intended to be "the" most informative and comprehensive title on the subject yet published.

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YA?This fine resource is organized by broad themes that cover pertinent aspects of the life cycle of snakes?their biology, history, and taxonomy. Chapter topics include origin and evolution, morphology and function, feeding, defense, and reproduction. One especially interesting chapter highlights the tenuous relationship between snakes and humans. Fascinating sidebars offer tantalizing insights into research, history, and misconceptions. The book's organization encourages students to keep reading after locating specific answers to their questions. The detailed index includes both common and scientific names. Numerous colorful, closeup photographs call attention to the text and will attract browsers. An excellent addition to herpetology collections.?Gary Filmore, W.T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Mattison opens his large-scale study of snakes (not an encyclopedia of snakes as the title suggests) with the scientific definition of the creature and how it differs from other reptiles. He then moves on to cover their taxonomy, morphology, habitats, diet, reproduction, and protective mechanisms. Especially interesting are the discussions of the snake's relationship with humans in myth and reality. Color photographs illustrate the discussion throughout. A field day for herpetologists and snake-loving readers. To be indexed, generally and by species. Denise Perry Donavin

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