The Book of Snakes

The Book of Snakes

This volume pairs spectacular photos with easy-to-digest text. It is the first book on these creatures that combines a broad, worldwide sample with full-color, life-size accounts.

Author: Mark O'Shea

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226459394

Category: Nature

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For millennia, humans have regarded snakes with an exceptional combination of fascination and revulsion. Some people recoil in fear at the very suggestion of these creatures, while others happily keep them as pets. Snakes can convey both beauty and menace in a single tongue flick and so these creatures have held a special place in our cultures. Yet, for as many meanings that we attribute to snakes—from fertility and birth to sin and death—the real-life species represent an even wider array of wonders. The Book of Snakes presents 600 species of snakes from around the world, covering nearly one in six of all snake species. It will bring greater understanding of a group of reptiles that have existed for more than 160 million years, and that now inhabit every continent except Antarctica, as well as two of the great oceans. This volume pairs spectacular photos with easy-to-digest text. It is the first book on these creatures that combines a broad, worldwide sample with full-color, life-size accounts. Entries include close-ups of the snake’s head and a section of the snake at actual size. The detailed images allow readers to examine the intricate scale patterns and rainbow of colors as well as special features like a cobra’s hood or a rattlesnake’s rattle. The text is written for laypeople and includes a glossary of frequently used terms. Herpetologists and herpetoculturists alike will delight in this collection, and even those with a more cautious stance on snakes will find themselves drawn in by the wild diversity of the suborder Serpentes.
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The Book of Snakes

The Book of Snakes

A life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world Mark O'Shea. 136 137. FAMILY Colubridae: Calamariinae RISK FACTOR DISTRIBUTION ELEVATION Nonvenomous Southeast Asia: Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Java, ...

Author: Mark O'Shea

Publisher: Ivy Press

ISBN: 9781782407072

Category: Nature

Page: 656

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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 exquisite they are in their intricate geometry of pattern, the fine texture of the overlapping scales, and the intricacies of their multifarious lifestyles. The Book of Snakes profiles 600 significant species from all 32 families—one in six of all known species—to create a beautiful collector’s piece that is both a significant resource for enthusiasts and scholars, and the most visually stimulating guide on the market.
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A Study Guide for Roald Dahl s Poison

A Study Guide for Roald Dahl s  Poison

Dahl, Roald, Collected Short Stories of Roald Dahl, Penguin Books, 1992. This omnibus gathers five ... O'Shea, Mark, The Book of Snakes: A Life-size Guide to Six Hundred Species from around the World, University of Chicago Press, 2018.

Author: Gale, Cengage

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781535867825

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 19

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A Study Guide for Roald Dahl's "Poison", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.
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Vertebrate Biology

Vertebrate Biology

The Book of Snakes: A Life- Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from Around the World. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Pough, F. H., R. M. Andrews, M. L. Crump, A. H. Savitsky, K. D. Wells, and M. C. Brandley. 2016. Herpetology.

Author: Donald W. Linzey

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421437330

Category: Science

Page: 744

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Arranged logically to follow the most widely adopted course structure, this text will leave students with a full understanding of the unique structure, function, and living patterns of all vertebrates.
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Darwin in der Stadt Die rasante Evolution der Tiere im Gro stadtdschungel

Darwin in der Stadt  Die rasante Evolution der Tiere im Gro  stadtdschungel

Echtzeitevolution: ein neuer Blick auf das geheime Leben der Städte Amseln sind größer, dicker und lauter als ihre Artgenossen draußen im Wald und haben jede Scheu vor Menschen, Hunden und Katzen verloren.

Author: Menno Schilthuizen

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 9783423434454

Category: Science

Page: 224

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Echtzeitevolution: ein neuer Blick auf das geheime Leben der Städte Amseln sind größer, dicker und lauter als ihre Artgenossen draußen im Wald und haben jede Scheu vor Menschen, Hunden und Katzen verloren. Regenwürmer kommen bestens zurecht in verdreckter Innenstadterde. Motten fliegen nicht mehr ins Licht. Gras gedeiht prächtig auf zinkdurchsetztem Boden. Und Kojoten warten an Ampeln. Tiere legen ererbte Verhaltensweisen ab. Man kann Evolution in Echtzeit beobachten, und das mitten in der Stadt. Das ist das große Wunder, das in diesem Buch gewürdigt wird.
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Snakes of the World Their Ways and Means of Living

Snakes of the World  Their Ways and Means of Living

Indispensable guide to more than 400 species within a hundred - mile radius of Manhattan . ... Descriptions cover food , life cycle , size , shape , habitat . Over 600 drawings . 490pp . ... 4.00 THE MOTH BOOK , William J. Holland .

Author: Hampton Wildman Parker

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ISBN: UVA:X000656237

Category: Science

Page: 191

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Describes the evolution, locomotion, senses, defenses, feeding habits, and reproduction of snakes, dealing with both nonpoisonous and poisonous varieties
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Boas and Pythons of the World

Boas and Pythons of the World

"Boas and Pythons of the World is quite enjoyable. Mark O'Shea is a good writer with an easy, readable style. The book contains much useful information, and the personal experiences O'Shea weaves into his accounts add a nice personal touch.

Author: Mark O'Shea

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067707029

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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Describes the habitats and behaviors of boa constrictors and pythons.
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Junior High School Library Catalog

Junior High School Library Catalog

Voyageur Press 1996 85p il ( World life library ) pa $ 16.95 ( 7 and up ) 597.9 1. ... very basic information about each snake sweeps around and inside the reptiles ' coils , with the font varying in size from large to very small .

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ISBN: UOM:39015079407600

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Standard Catalog for High School Libraries

Standard Catalog for High School Libraries

The second half of this book explores reptile - distribution around the world . Publisher's note " Authoritative and readable . " Booklist Common and technical names of species and genera in this book : p189-94 Note on author and ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951D00312978H

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The 1st ed. accompanied by a list of Library of Congress card numbers for books (except fiction, pamphlets, etc.) which are included in the 1st ed. and its supplement, 1926/29.
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