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King Cobra: Natural History and Captive ManagementArtist/Author: Charlton, Tom
The king cobra, the longest venomous snake in the world, is widely distributed across much of tropical and subtropical Asia. Its generic name Ophiophagus (‘snake-eater’) is indicative of its cannibalistic tendencies; its diet is comprised almost exclusively of snakes, including its own kind. The enormous lengths that the king cobra can reach, combined with an intimidating threat display and possession of highly neurotoxic venom, have led to it being greatly feared by many. It is widely considered as one of the most formidable snakes in the world.
However, whilst undoubtedly dangerous when provoked, the king cobra is undeserving of its fearsome reputation. Research has shown it to be an extremely shy and elusive reptile exhibiting fascinating behavioural traits, some of which are totally unique within the world of snakes. Even after more than 180 years since the king cobra was first described in 1836, many of its secrets are yet to be revealed. Importantly, monitoring of wild populations has shown signs of rapid decline in numbers in many areas, and so continued conservation efforts are required to secure the reign of the king cobra across its distribution.
King Cobra, profusely illustrated with excellent photographs from a number of very talented photographers, details the natural history of the king cobra, looking closely at all aspects of its life including distribution, diet, reproduction and venom, as well as its relationship with humans and conservation. The author also provides notes on the captive management of the king cobra, drawing on his experience of maintaining and breeding this species for a number of years.
A Naturalist’s Guide to the Reptiles & Amphibians of BaliArtist/Author: Somaweera, Ruchira
This easy-to-use identification guide to the 89 reptile and amphibian species of Bali is perfect for resident and visitor alike.
High-quality photographs from the region’s top nature photographers, are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits, occurrence and whether they are dangerous. The user-friendly introduction covers conservation, how to deal with snake bites, identification of body parts and a glossary. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the reptiles of Bali encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific names.
A Field Guide to the Snakes of BorneoArtist/Author: Stuebing, Robert B., Robert F. Inger and Bjorn Lardner.
Borneo has long been famous for its wildlife, primarily its spectacular birds and mammals. The interest in its other vertebrate fauna, including snakes, has surged over the past decade with the increase in dedicated professional and amateur naturalists. The island now is known to have close to 160 snake species, found in habitats ranging from the mountains to the seas.
This Second Edition contains now a more complete account of the natural history of Bornean snakes. Identification is made easier with a more expanded set of keys, which also includes the sea snakes. Many new colour plates have been added, several of them showing poorly known species not seen for decades.
There are now detailed descriptions for virtually all species known to occur in Borneo, including all the reed snakes (Calamaria spp.) which are notoriously difficult to identify. There has also been an effort to include as many geographical records as possible, especially from Kalimantan. Contributions by many expert photographers and assistance by other herpetologists has greatly enhanced the value of this book as a reference for Bornean snakes.
Introduction to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Tropical Asia.Artist/Author: Das, Indraneil
Tropical Asia, including countries of southern and south-eastern Asia, hosts an immensely rich biodiversity. The present work is an introduction to the herpetological diversity of this fascinating region, and includes accounts of the history of explorations, historical biogeography, methodologies for field research, evaluates conservation problems and lists legal instruments and identification resources that make the fauna accessible to people. Separate tables and appendices presents numbers of species recorded from each country in the region, new species described in recent years, lists of species protected regionally and internationally and the volume of amphibians and reptiles in trade. The second part of the work presents an album of photographs of selected species of amphibians and reptiles from tropical Asia. This book is intended for use as a primer on the herpetology in southern and south-eastern Asia by scientists, conservationists, resource managers and the lay public.
The Natural History of Amphibians and Reptiles in SabahArtist/Author: Inger, Robert F. and Tan Fui Lian.
A review of the rich herpeto-fauna of Borneo, including some of its less conspicuous members.
The Natural History of Amphibians and Reptiles in Sabah is a review of the rich herpetofauna of Borneo, including some of its less conspicuous and sometimes reviled members. Many of the species are unique to Borneo, most are active only at night, and most are completely dependent on forests for survival. This book on the frogs, lizards, snakes, turtles, and crocodiles bring together photographs demonstrating that many of these animals are beautiful in colour and fascinating in form. Written for naturalists, students and travellers, the text provides information showing that not only is fear of the vast majority of the species misplaced but also how these animals fit into the complex workings of Borneo’s ecosystems.
A field guide to the snakes of Borneo.Artist/Author: Stuebing, Robert B. and Robert F. Inger.
More than 160 species of snakes are found throughout the coastal seas, mangroves, lowlands and mountains of Borneo. Identification of species is facilitated by a checklist, key and colour photographs of approximately two-thirds of the snake species most likely to be seen. The text of the species accounts covers aspects of size, sclalation, colour pattern and behaviour.