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Dangerous Snakes of Australia A Guide to Their Identification, Ecology, and Conservation

Field / Identification Guide New
By: Mike Swan(Author)
254 pages, 208 colour photos, 3 illustrations, 155 colour distribution maps
Dangerous Snakes of Australia
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  • Dangerous Snakes of Australia ISBN: 9781501775499 Paperback Apr 2024 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
Price: £25.99
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About this book

Dangerous Snakes of Australia is an indispensable field guide to all 150 identified species of venomous elapid snakes on the continent. Through detailed species accounts, Mike Swan introduces readers to the physical features, habitat, behaviour, and other distinctive characteristics of some of the most charismatic – and deadly – snakes in the world. The book additionally aims to further conservation efforts through providing important conservation information.

This easy-to-use volume features:
- Over 350 colour photos, drawings, and range maps
- Coverage of both terrestrial and marine snakes
- Up-to-date descriptions of morphological features, habitats, behaviour, and other natural history information
- Information on lethality, antivenoms, and the first aid treatment of snake bites
- International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) ratings

Comprehensive and definitive, Dangerous Snakes of Australia is essential for both snake enthusiasts and professionals who are looking to learn more about and help protect these fascinating creatures.

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Mike Swan is an award-winning photographer and the author or coauthor of numerous publications about the herpetofauna of Australia, including Frogs and Reptiles of the Murray-Darling Basin and A Complete Guide to Frogs of Australia.

Field / Identification Guide New
By: Mike Swan(Author)
254 pages, 208 colour photos, 3 illustrations, 155 colour distribution maps
Media reviews

"This is a timely and welcome field guide, with up-to-date, fascinating information. Written by an author who is as passionate about his subject as he is knowledgeable – and with contributions from some of Australia's most skilled photographers – this book is sure to become a classic on Australia's wildlife"
– Steve K. Wilson, Queensland Museum

"With current information on the ecology and identification of dangerous Australian species, conservation, and first aid, Dangerous Snakes of Australia is a lovely addition to our collective knowledge of dangerous snakes. It is written for both the layperson and the professional biologist alike, combining the author's decades of experience with beautiful images."
– Scott and Tyese Eipper, authors of Australasian Elapids

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