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Snake

Author: Chris Mattison
Publisher: New York : DK Pub., 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A guide to more than 3,000 snakes from a round the world. Physical and behavioral characteristics of these creatures are presented, with the most up-to-date information available about snakes' habitats, reproductive behavior, feeding practices, defense mechanisms, and much more. A complete, detailed directory lists all species of the 18 snake families; the special "Fact Files" section gives at-a-glance information  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Children's nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mattison, Christopher.
Snake.
New York : DK Pub., 1999
(OCoLC)606315639
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Mattison
ISBN: 078944660X 9780789446602
OCLC Number: 40857053
Description: 192 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Essential snake: Evolution --
Environment --
Size and shape --
Scales --
Anatomy and movement --
Skull and teeth --
Sense organs --
Hunting and feeding --
Venomous snakes --Passive defense --
Active defense --
Reproduction --
Conservation --
Classification of snakes --
Snake gallery: Mexican burrowing snake --
Sunbeam snake --
Emerald tree boa --
Common boa --
Rainbow boa --
Green anaconda.
Responsibility: Chris Mattison.

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A guide to more than 3,000 snakes from a round the world. Physical and behavioral characteristics of these creatures are presented, with the most up-to-date information available about snakes' habitats, reproductive behavior, feeding practices, defense mechanisms, and much more. A complete, detailed directory lists all species of the 18 snake families; the special "Fact Files" section gives at-a-glance information about every featured snake.

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