The New Encyclopedia of Snakes (Hardback)
By (author) Chris Mattison
Comprehensive, up-to-date, and richly illustrated with some 200 color photographs, "The New Encyclopedia of Snakes" is the best single-volume reference on snakes. A thorough revision of the highly successful Encyclopedia of Snakes, Chris Mattison's new book is the only one of its kind to deal in detail with snakes from around the world. Addressing the natural history of snakes and their relationship with each other and with other groups of animals, the book incorporates new information on snake biology and classification and includes a complete list of every family and genus, with notes on each. Throughout, photographs show the fascinating variety of snake coloration and camouflage, and illustrate and clarify the many topics covered. Organized thematically, the book addresses the origin and evolution of snakes; their morphology and function; how and where they live; their methods of feeding, defense, and reproduction; their taxonomy and classification; and their interaction with humans. "The New Encyclopedia of Snakes" is the ideal reference for anyone interested in snakes - whether they come across them in the wild, go looking for them, keep them captive, or are simply fascinated by them. This is a comprehensive, up-to-date, and richly illustrated reference Text enhanced by some 200 color photographs of snakes from all over the world with easy-to-read fact boxes about topics of special interest.
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Hardback | 272 pages
Dimensions: 216mm x 282mm x 25mm | 1,225g
Publication date: 9 September 2007
Publication City/Country: New Jersey
ISBN 10: 069113295X
ISBN 13: 9780691132952
Illustrations note: 200 color plates.
Sales rank: 67,205