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Snakes of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. An illustrated field guide for the Serra do Mar range

Otavio A. V. Marques, André Eterovic, Ivan Sazima

ISBN 10: 8586699454 / ISBN 13: 9788586699450
Published by Holos Editora, 2004
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205p. This excellent field guide makes it possible for one to answer the most basic and important questions about a snake in the Atlantic forests of Brazil. What kind is it? Can it hurt a person? Where does it live? What does it do? Why is it special? The three authors are respected scholars and educators, and many of the facts presented here were first discovered by them and their students. After a general survey of the biology of snakes, Marques, Eterovic and Sazima use their outstanding color photographs to show key features for the identification of each species, as well as to portray fascinating aspects of anatomy, behavior, and ecology. For each species they also convey a lot of information about natural history in a compact, convenient format by using a clever system of symbolic icons. Throughout the world snakes are often persecuted, and indeed some of them are potentially very dangerous. The risk of snakebite, however, can be greatly reduced by some simple precautions, and there is much to appreciate about these limbless creature: their marvelous array of shape and colors, their important ecological roles as predators and prey, and the fact that they are so profoundly different from us in so many ways. Snakes of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest gives the reader a feel for these wonderful animals in nature, and I hope it will help people to understand, love, and preserve the biological diversity of a very special place. Harry W Greene. Bookseller Inventory # HE01

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Title: Snakes of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. An ...

Publisher: Holos Editora

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

Edition: 1st Edition

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Snakes of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest: An illustrated field guide for the Serra do Mar range contains photographs of all known species of the region. Furthermore, it provides information on aspects such as the size of the species, feeding habits,re production, and defensive strategies, as well as the geographic distribution of each species. Part of the symbolic imagery of all cultures, representing evil within some traditions, and revered as representing renewal in others, snakes have always fa scinated people. This guide, owing to the large number of illustrations and to its graphical quality, will achieve its aim of reaching people, be they lovers of the outdoors, or people who would never come close to a snake except through the pages of a book.

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