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Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa - Johan Marais (Paperback)

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Product Details

Barcode
9781868729326
Department
Books
Released
6 Apr 2004
Content Source
South African
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Johan Marais
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Intl Pub Marketing
Language
English
Number of Pages
312
Dimensions
241 x 171 x 25mm (980g)

Summary

This detailed and comprehensive guide to the 151 snakes indigenous to southern Africa covers all essential aspects of snake biology and behavior. Now in its second edition, A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa has been updated, revised and expanded to include at least 11 newly discovered and 30 re-classified species and sub-species. New information based on international scientific research has been included in the species accounts relating to behavior, identification, reproduction and snake venom. This readable and user-friendly guide will be invaluable to herpetologists, snake collectors, hikers, gardeners, campers and householders, or anyone who may encounter or want to know more about these fascinating and widely misunderstood reptiles.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Nature/Ecology
BISAC Subject 1
Nature / Animals / Reptiles & Amphibians
BISAC Subject 2
Travel / Africa / General
BIC Classification 1
Reptiles
BIC Classification 2
Wildlife: general interest
BIC Classification 3
Reptiles
BIC Classification 4
Reptiles
Library Subject 1
Snakes; Africa, Southern; Identification.
Library Subject 2
Snakes; Africa, Southern; Pictorial works.
Academic Subject 1
Reptiles
Dewey Classification
597.96/0968

Author Bio

Johan Marais, naturalist, photographer and entrepreneur, has contributed significantly toward the conservation of reptiles. He has lectured widely on the topic, is past chairman of the Herpetological Association of Africa and (past) co-ordinator of the Crocodilian Study Group of Southern Africa. He serves as a member of the Crocodile Specialist Group (Species Survival Commission) of the World Conservation Union (IUCN). Author of, and contributor to a number of books on reptiles, he has also written more than 200 technical papers and popular articles; presented papers at several symposia in South Africa and the USA; and has participated in a variety of television and radio broadcasts.

Review Quotes

"This is an attractive and readable book aimed at the non specialist, but reptile enthusiasts will want to own it for its inclusion of numerous recently described species.Certainly, there is no better book on the market at present."Wildwatch