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Australia’s Dangerous Snakes: Idenfication, Biology and Envenoming.Artist/Author: Mirtschin, Peter, Arne Rasmussen and Scott A. Weinstein.
Australia’s venomous snakes are widely viewed as the world’s most deadly and are regarded with cautious curiosity, fascination, and, regrettably, fear. Australia’s Dangerous Snakes examines the biology, natural history, venom properties, and bite treatment of medically important venomous marine and terrestrial snakes. It contains comprehensive identification profiles for each species, supported by keys and photographs. In addition to their medical importance, the environmental role of snakes and the threats that are causing the decline of many of these reptiles are discussed. Drawing on the authors’ experience in the fields of herpetology, toxinology, and clinical medicine, this book stimulates respect and admiration and dispels fear of Australia’s fascinating snakes.
Australia’s Dangerous Snakes will provide hours of rewarding reading and valuable information for anyone interested in Australia’s unique wildlife and natural history, and will be an essential reference for herpetologists, toxinologists, physicians, zoo personnel, and private snake collectors.
* Contains comprehensive identification profiles for each dangerous snake species, supported by keys and photographs.
* Describes the production, actions and uses of venoms.
* Provides information on the risks and clinical management of snakebite and envenoming.
A Field Guide to Reptiles of New South Wales (Third Edition)Artist/Author: Swan, Gerry, Ross Sadlier and Glenn Shea.
A guide to every gecko, flap-footed lizard, goanna, dragon, skink, snake and turtle known to live throughout the state’s many habitats.
A Field Guide to Reptiles of New South Wales narrows down the field of species identification to a manageable size for any naturalist. The telltale details that make identification possible lie in the descriptions of families, genera and species; these are accompanied by clear line drawings. Where you need to tune out similar species, simple keys are provided. For herpetologists, the location maps will prove invaluable. This book is a thorough update, expansion and revision of A Field Guide to the Snakes and Lizards of New South Wales published in 2004. Since then, the number of species has increased, countless names have changed and new species locations have been found.
Biology of the boas and pythons.Artist/Author: Henderson, Robert W. and Robert Powell
This book is the product of a symposium “Biology of Boas, Pythons, and Related Taxa” held at the 2005 joint meetings in Tampa, Florida, and sponsored by the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. This was the first attempt to bring together researchers actively working on some aspect of boa/python biology.
The symposium was a resounding success, and this book represents a current assessment of our understanding of boid biology. Between the diversity of the peer-reviewed contributions and the literature reviews, this volume will become an essential reference for most future boa and python research.
Snakes in Question : The Smithsonian Answer BookArtist/Author: Carl H. Ernst; George R. Zug
How do snakes crawl and climb? What do they eat? How do they breathe, hear, and smell? What is the largest snake? Authoritative and accessible, this book answers the most frequently asked questions about snakes and provides a basic introduction for both adults and children to the habits and marvels of these limbless creatures. Nearly 160 illustrations, 55 in colour.
Snakes and snakebite in Southern Africa.Artist/Author: Marais, Johan.
This updated, expanded edition is a practical, user-friendly guide to identification and first-aid treatment in the event of a snake bite. Simple icons provide essential information at a glance, and succinct text, distribution maps and numerous colour photographs enable easy identification of snakes most commonly encountered in the field and those most feared. Symptoms and treatment of snake bites are described, providing vital information on first-aid procedures. Clear and practical in its approach, this new edition will prove invaluable to all those with outdoor interests spending time in the region.
Snakes of Tasmania.Artist/Author: Fearn, Simon.
Having been passionate about snakes all his life, Fearn’s experience, knowledge and understanding are enthusiastically shared in this book, providing a fascinating insight into the biology and habits of Tasmanias three venomous snakes. Illustrated by full colour photographs this comprehensive guide will teach you how to identify, appreciate and live alongside these often feared creatures.
How snakes work: structure, function and behavior of the world’s snakes.Artist/Author: Lillywhite, Harvey B.
With this book, leading zoologist Harvey B. Lillywhite has written the definitive scientific guide to the functional biology of snakes. Written for both herpetologists and those simply with an interest in the field, this book features nearly two hundred colour images of various species of snakes, used to provide visual examples of biological features explained in the text. Chapter topics include the evolutionary history of the snake, feeding, locomotion, the structure and function of skin, circulation and respiration, sense organs, sound production, and reproduction.
Containing all the latest research and advances in our biological knowledge of the snake, this is an indispensable asset to professional zoologists and enthusiasts alike.
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.
The snakes of the Moluccas (Maluku), Indonesia: a field guide to the land and non-marine aquatic snakes of the Moluccas with identification key.Artist/Author: De Lang, Ruud.
Provides details of all 49 snake species (plus the enigmatic genus Acantophis, of which the number of species has not yet been established) found on the Moluccas. The species descriptions cover external morphology, colour, habits, habitat and distribution, and serve to identify specimens in an easy way. It presents a key (in English and Bahasa Indonesian) to easily identify specimens. With contributions from many Australian herpetologists, this book contains a lot of overlap with Australia’s fauna.
Venomous snakes of the world: a manual for use by U.S. amphibious forces.Artist/Author: Shupe, Scott.
Originally published in 1962, this is the perfect practical guide to not only snake bite survival, but to understanding and identifying venomous snakes. Even if no life hangs in the balance, this manual is a great reference guide for the outdoors enthusiast, the reptile lover, or anyone with a thirst for pragmatic, how-to knowledge. With this comprehensive edition, you will be armed with one of the most thorough volumes available for dealing with these incredible reptiles, including definitive advice on: Precautions to avoid snake bites, identifying the symptoms and signs of snake venom poisoning, first-aid and medical treatments, recognizing poisonous snakes and indigenous species from various regions around the world. Completely revised and updates this new edition is now in full colour making for the easiest identification yet.
Snakes of the world: a catalogue of living and extinct species.Artist/Author: Wallach, Van et al.
This title is not held in stock but we are happy to supply on special order. Please contact us. This book covers all living snakes and fossil snakes. It has broad appeal not only to conservationists and herpetologists but to hobbyists, educators and libraries and it will be the standard reference on snakes. The text includes 1) 625 valid genera and 3800 valid species (including their synonyms), 2) dubious names (12 genera and 155 species), and 3) invalid names (19 genera and 151 species). The index lists every species in two ways (genus-species and species, genus) so any name can be easily found. Also available in paperback [stock id 39745].
Snakes of Zimbabwe and Botswana.Artist/Author: Broadley, Donald G. and Roger Blaylock.
Frankfurt Contributions to Natural History Vol. 39. This guide details the 93 species of snakes found in Zimbabwe and Botswana. Species are grouped in families and illustrated with multiple colour photographs. Each species is accompanied by a distribution map and notes on appearance, range and preferred habitat.