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The New Encyclopedia of Snakes

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By: Chris Mattison
272 pages, 200 colour photos, illus, maps
The New Encyclopedia of Snakes
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  • The New Encyclopedia of Snakes ISBN: 9781844035717 Hardback Jul 2007 Out of Print #165570
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A guide to snake classification, behaviour, breeding and evolution. It covers the most popular aspects of snake biology. It includes colour photographs that show the fascinating variety of snake colouration as well as illustrate their amazing capacity for camouflage. It also covers natural diversity, size, shape, physiology, ecology, and more.

A thorough revision of the highly successful Encyclopedia of Snakes

Contents

The origin and evolution of snakes. Morphology and function. How snakes live. Where snakes live. Feeding. Defence. Reproduction . Snakes and humans. Taxonomy. The classification of snakes.

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Biography

Chris Mattison is a professional herpetologist based in Sheffield, with an international reputation as a writer on the topic. He is the author of Snakes of the World, keeping and Breeding Snakes and half-a-dozen other related titles. A member of both the British and international herpetological Societies, he travels widely photographing reptiles in the wild and is in demand as a lecturer on the subject in Europe and North America.

Out of Print
By: Chris Mattison
272 pages, 200 colour photos, illus, maps
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