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Our list of reptile books from Amazon.com

Here are some books dealing with Snakes or reptiles in general. They are all highly recommended by other readers. We trust that by presenting them in this subjected related method you will find it easier to make a selection which suits your needs. We invite comments on our selection, so please do not be shy!.

Product Description

This detailed and comprehensive guide to the 151 snakes indigenous to southern Africa covers all essential aspects of snake biology and behavior. Now in its second edition, A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa has been updated, revised and expanded to include at least 11 newly discovered and 30 re-classified species and sub-species. New information based on international scientific research has been included in the species accounts relating to behavior, identification, reproduction and snake venom. This readable and user-friendly guide will be invaluable to herpetologists, snake collectors, hikers, gardeners, campers and householders, or anyone who may encounter or want to know more about these fascinating and widely misunderstood reptiles.

Product Details

Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Struik Publishers (June 30, 2005)
Language: English and Afrikaans
ISBN-10: 186872932X
ISBN-13: 978-1868729326
Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.7 x 0.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds

 

Editorial Reviews

Slither into DK's Snake and you'll find yourself tantalized. Or is that terrorized? Either way, snake aficionados, and those looking to increase their appreciation of snakes, should not miss this gorgeous, full-color guide to the legless reptiles. Chris Mattison, a herpetologist and wildlife photographer, has gathered a concise compendium of facts, myths, and unbelievable images, with familiar as well as little-known species highlighted. While not zoologically comprehensive, Snake does provide a good sense of the diversity of these lovely and misunderstood animals. From the intricate patterns of the harmless checkered garter snake to the sheer magnificence of the deadly, 11.5-foot-long black mamba, each snake is presented with its best scale forward. Snake is full of great herpetological trivia, and the photos are sharply detailed close-ups. --Therese Littleton

Product Details

Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: DK ADULT (September 15, 1999)
Language: English
ISBN: 078944660X
Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 9.3 x 0.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.47 pounds

 

Editorial Reviews

Mattison opens his large-scale study of snakes (not an encyclopedia of snakes as the title suggests) with the scientific definition of the creature and how it differs from other reptiles. He then moves on to cover their taxonomy, morphology, habitats, diet, reproduction, and protective mechanisms. Especially interesting are the discussions of the snake's relationship with humans in myth and reality. Color photographs illustrate the discussion throughout. A field day for herpetologists and snake-loving readers. To be indexed, generally and by species. --- Denise Perry Donavin

Product Details

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Checkmark Books (October 1995)
Language: English
ISBN: 0816030723
Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.8 x 0.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.87 pounds

 

Book Description

A fully revised edition of the classic book on snake care! Featuring the most up-to-date equipment, expanded facts on feeding, and newly written species accounts, along with 70 full-color photographs and updated diagrams, this guide provides all the essentials that every snake-keeper should know. * Set the correct degree of temperature, humidity, and light for your snake to thrive--it not only wants to be warm, it needs to be. * Fix up a cage in ways that make snakes feel comfortable and secure. * Keep your snake healthy with valuable advice on disease prevention, covering overhandling; the introduction of wild species into a cage; bacterial, viral, and parasite infections; and other miscellaneous problems. * Mate and breed snakes--even incubate eggs. Plus--special information on selective breeding. * Full species accounts include boas, pythons, colubrid, venomous, and small snakes. You'll turn to this handbook again and again! 224 pages, 95 color illus., 6 x

Product Details

Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Sterling; Fully rev. ed edition (June 30, 1999)
Language: English
ISBN: 0713727098
Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.5 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.45 pounds

 

Book Description

This most important book fully examines the welfare of captive reptiles and discusses the positive and negative implications of general husbandry and research programmes. The editors, acknowledged experts in their own right, have drawn together an extremely impressive international group of contributors providing clearly written and comprehensive accounts of aspects such as physiology, physical stress, diet, veterinary and environmental issues, normal behaviour, psychological stress and informed design in research.

Product Details

Paperback: 316 pages
Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (November 30, 2001)
Language: English
ISBN: 1402004036
Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 15.68 ounces

 

 

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