Pp. xlvi, 1-740; xix, 741-1533; 257 illustrations (line-drawings, black-and-white photos, halftones, cladograms, maps). Publisher's original tan cloth, lettered in brown the spine, color pictorial dust jacket, thick lg 8vo. This virtual encyclopedia of the rattlesnake became a natural history sensation when it was first published in 1956. This republication of the Second Edition, with a new foreword by Harry W. Greene, will give amateur and professional herpetologists alike reason to rejoice. Volume 1 covers taxonomy, physiology, and behavior; Volume 2 concentrates on the rattlesnake's interactions with other organisms, including humans. Klauber's detailed and thorough study is still one of the most complete rattlesnake references ever published. The new foreword to this work by Harry W. Greene's discusses the initial impact and continuing value of Klauber's work and recounts some of the advances in knowledge of rattlesnake biology during the past 25 years (from the publisher's promotional flyer). No ownership marks and no signs of use. A fine (new) set in fine dust jackets, still shrink-wrapped. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Rattlesnakes: Their Habits, Life Histories, ...
Publisher: Berkeley: University of California Press, . Second edition, revised.
Publication Date: 1997
Book Description University of California Press, 1956. Hardcover. Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Two thick volumes. Each volume is inscribed by Klauber on the front free endpaper and each is dated December 23, 1956. Each volume has a bookplate of a prominent San Diego philanthropist who did much for the San Diego Zoo. Each is in very good condition although there is foxing to the page edges. There is also some foxing to the endpapers and to the first and last few leaves. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 1476 pages; Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 66702