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How snakes work : structure, function and behavior of the world's snakes

Author: Harvey B Lillywhite
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, '2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Anyone can look at a snake and see a creature unique unto itself, a reptile with a set of zoological and biological traits that are entirely its own. Just looking at this distinct animal raises many scientific questions. With regard to evolution, how did such an animal come to be? How does a snake move, and how do its sense organs differ from that of other reptiles? How does it eat, and how does it reproduce?  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lillywhite, Harvey B., 1943-
How snakes work
(DLC) 2013019018
(OCoLC)852227576
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey B Lillywhite
ISBN: 9780199701575 0199701571 9781306197427 1306197422
OCLC Number: 865508240
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Evolutionary history and classification of the world's snakes --
Feeding, digestion, and water balance --
Locomotion : how snakes move --
Temperature and ectothermy --
Structure and function of skin --
Internal transport : circulation and respiration --
Perceiving the snake's world: structure and function of sense organs --
Sound production --
Courtship and reproduction.
Responsibility: Harvey B. Lillywhite.

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A heavily illustrated and complete account of the functional biology of snakes, written for an audience of both scientists and a general readership.  Read more...

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