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


There are over 3,700 species of snake found on every continent except for Antarctica, ranging in size from Barbados' tiny threadsnake 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 ...

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The Book of Snakes: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from Around the World
2018, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226459394


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