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The Essential Visual Guide

Chris Mattison


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Find out about snakes from all over the world in this best-selling visual guide, with information about snake evolution, habitats, reproductive behavior, feeding, defense, and much more.

Snake is the essential guide to the world of serpents, featuring more than 3,000 species. With a clean fresh look, classifications, stunning photography, and amazing artworks, this is a must-have reference for all herpetologists.

Packed with fascinating facts such as physical and behavioral characteristics, this guide also includes focused profiles of 60 snakes, from the Rainbow Boa to the Tropical Rattlesnake. Each profile includes a stunning full-page photograph of the snake, supporting images to highlight important features, and a ‘Fact File' sidebar to give at-a-glance information. Plus, a complete directory lists all known species of these fascinating reptiles, including venomous snakes such as cobras.

Snake is a beautiful and comprehensive guide to some of nature's most compelling animals.

Praise For Snake: The Essential Visual Guide

"[T]his fascinating book provides a close-up look that is second only to what snake handlers at the zoo must experience." – Booklist

"An enjoyable book for browsing." – School Library Journal

DK, 9781465443793, 192pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2016

About the Author

Chris Mattison has been photographing wildlife for over thirty years. He has won the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year award, and been a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.