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The Book of Snakes: A life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world
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Mark O'Shea
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The Book of Snakes: A life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world

Mark O'Shea


9781782405597

Ivy


Mathematics & Sciences;
Reptiles;
Wildlife: reptiles & amphibians


Hardback

656 pages

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There are over 3,600 species of snake found on every continent except for Antarctica, ranging in size from Barbados' tiny thread snake to Southeast Asia's massive reticulated python. More than any other creature snakes are surrounded by dark, compelling myths and legend, unsurprising since many constrict their prey to death, or kill with a venomous bite, using a diverse armory of venoms that affect the blood, tissues, organs, and respiration. However, it is especially true of snakes that the closer you observe them, the more exquisite they are in their intricate geometry of pattern, the fine texture of the overlapping scales, and the intricacies of their multifarious lifestyles. The Book of Snakes profiles 600 significant species from all 32 families - one in six of all known species - to create a beautiful collector's piece that is both a significant resource for enthusiasts and scholars, and the most visually stimulating guide on the market.

By:   Mark O'Shea
Imprint:   Ivy
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 270mm,  Width: 180mm, 
ISBN:   9781782405597
ISBN 10:   1782405593
Series:   Book of
Pages:   656
Publication Date:   August 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mark O'Shea is an herpetologist, television broadcaster, zoologist, author, photographer, lecturer and public speaker, and the Consultant Curator of Reptiles at West Midland Safari Park in the UK. His life has revolved around snakes for more than five decades and is an advocate for snake conservation. He has now presented over forty documentaries including films for Discovery Channel, ITV, and the BBC. Mark has conducted herpetological fieldwork, or made films, on every continent except Antarctica. He is the author of five books, including the definitive and critically acclaimed A Guide to the Snakes of Papua New Guinea (1996) and is currently working on the second edition.

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