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Rattlesnake : portrait of a predator

Author: Manny Rubio
Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithonsian Institution Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Illustrated with more than 250 dramatic original color photographs depicting not only fangs and rattles but also intricate patterns and extraordinary camouflage, Rattlesnake traces the evolution and behavior of the more than eighty living species and subspecies of rattlesnakes - from East Coast timber rattlesnakes to California's desert-dwelling sidewinders to South America's neotropical species. Explaining the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manny Rubio
ISBN: 1560988088 9781560988083
OCLC Number: 1042095196
Description: xxvii, 239 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Contents: Foreword / William S. Brown --
Origins and Characteristics of Rattlesnakes --
How and Where Rattlesnakes Live --
From Head to Tail: The Rattlesnake's Exterior --
Rattlesnake's Seven Senses --
Feeding and Inner Workings --
Rattlesnake Responses to Weather --
Sex, Reproduction, and Growth --
How Rattlesnakes Move --
Fangs: The Business End of a Rattlesnake --
Rattlesnake Roundups --
Real Value of Rattlesnakes --
Rattlesnakes in Lore and Religion --
Rattlesnakes as Symbols: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly --
Ensuring Rattlesnake Survival --
App. 1. Complete Scientific and Common English and Spanish Names of Recent Rattlesnakes --
App. 2. Common English and Scientific Names of Recent Rattlesnakes --
App. 3. Partial List of North American Professional, Avocational, and Regional Herpetological Societies.
Responsibility: Manny Rubio.

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"Illustrated with more than 250 dramatic original color photographs depicting not only fangs and rattles but also intricate patterns and extraordinary camouflage, Rattlesnake traces the evolution and behavior of the more than eighty living species and subspecies of rattlesnakes - from East Coast timber rattlesnakes to California's desert-dwelling sidewinders to South America's neotropical species. Explaining the functions of anatomical characteristics such as heat-sensitive facial pits, Manny Rubio also describes rattlesnakes' diverse habitats, feeding strategies, reproductive cycles, and seasonal hibernation patterns." "Drawing on recent research and replete with never-before-published photographs, Rattlesnake is landmark guide for both professional and amateur herpetologists, as well as a fascinating introduction to the most maligned reptile of the Americas."--BOOK JACKET.

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