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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.
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.
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.
The Complete Children’s Python: A Comprehensive Guide to the Natural History, Care and Breeding of Antaresia Species.Artist/Author: Julander, Justin, Nick Mutton and Peter Birch.
The genus Antaresia, a group commonly referred to as the Children’s pythons, can be found across the continent of Australia and part of neighbouring New Guinea. This group contains the smallest pythons in the world. Despite their small size, these snakes are ideally suited to life in the often-harsh climates of their native Australia. Because of their size and durability this group has been very popular among python keepers for many years.
This book is dedicated to all aspects of this amazing group of snakes with particular emphasis on natural history, biology, and reproduction. The authors have beautifully illustrated the immense diversity and natural beauty contained within wild populations of these pythons. This group has previously been underrepresented in herpetocultural literature despite being one of the world’s most successful and widespread python genera.
Serpentine.Artist/Author: Laita, Mark and William T. Vollmann.
Photographer Mark Laita unveils a pantheon of surreal, twisted and beautiful snakes in this electrifying collection. Inciting both allure and alarm, rearing king cobras, shining pastel pythons and vibrant green vipers slither across the page. From the iridescent Blue Malaysian Coral Snake to the candy cane striped Albino Honduran Milksnake, the aptly named Beautiful Pit Viper and the sinister Black Mamba, the world’s most dangerous and gorgeous snakes are pictured in this book, showing off their fascinating colours and textures as well as the sensual forms their movement creates. Through Laita’s lens, there is nothing they can do, no position they can take, that fails to be anything but mesmerising. Accompanying Mark’s images is an illuminating essay by William T. Vollmann, winner of the 2005 National Book Award for fiction. Vollmann delves deeply into the mythology and symbolism of the serpents that haunt our collective human imagination, exploring themes of beauty, danger and evil.