A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa

A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa
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Publisher : Penguin Random House South Africa
Total Pages : 312
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ISBN-13 : 9781920544645
ISBN-10 : 192054464X
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Download or read book A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa written by Johan Marais and published by Penguin Random House South Africa. This book was released on 2011-11-05 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This detailed and comprehensive guide to the 151 snakes indigenous to southern Africa covers all essential aspects of snake biology and behaviour. Now in its second edition, A Complete Guide to Snakes of Southern Africa has been updated, revised and expanded to include at least 11 newly discovered and 30 re-classified species and sub-species. New information based on international scientific research has been included in the species accounts relating to behaviour, identification, reproduction and snake venoms. Species descriptions are now accompanied by full-colour photographs. Simple icons make essential information available at a glance. A separate 'look out for' box assists in quickly identifying species in the field. Chapters on classification and identification, keeping snakes, and the prevention and treatment of snakebite supplement the species accounts. This readable and user-friendly guide will be invaluable to herpetologists, snake collectors, hikers, gardeners, campers and householders, or anyone who may encounter or want to know more about these fascinating and widely misunderstood reptiles.


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