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The book of snakes : a life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world

Author: Mark O'Shea
Publisher: Chicago, IL : The University of Chicago Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Field guides
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark O'Shea
ISBN: 9780226459394 022645939X
OCLC Number: 1028896485
Notes: Simultaneously published: London : Ivy Press.
"This book was conceived and designed by Ivy Press, an imprint of The Quarto Group"--Title page verso.
Description: 656 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Evolution & diversity of snakes --
What is a snake? --
Prey & hunting --
Enemies & defense --
Reproductive strategies --
Snakes & humankind --
The snakes. Scolecophidia --
Alethinophidia : Amerophidia --
Alethinophidia : Afrophidia : Henophidia --
Alethinophidia : Afrophidia : Caenophidia --
Glossary --
Resources --
Indexes --
Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Mark O'Shea.

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