200 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour distribution maps, colour tables
Snake: The Essential Visual Guide is the essential visual guide to the world of serpents, featuring more than 3,000 species. With a fresh new look, updated classifications, stunning photography and amazing artworks, Snake is the most up-to-date reference for all herpetologists. Packed with fascinating facts such as physical and behavioural characteristics, with information about snake evolution, habitats, reproductive behaviour, feeding, defence and much more on 60 snakes, from the Rainbow Boa to the Tropical Rattlesnake. Plus a complete directory lists all 3,000 known species of these fascinating reptiles, including venomous snakes such as cobras. Plus in each profile a 'Fact File' gives at-a-glance information for every snake. Snake is a beautiful and comprehensive guide to some of nature's most compelling animals.
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Chris Mattison is a zoologist who specializes in herpetology. He has written more than 20 reptile books and contributed to a number of magazines and journals. Travelling widely in search of reptiles, he has made research trips to many parts of the world, including the West Indies, North and South America, Africa and Cuba.