Spectacular Snakes of AustraliaBook - 2008
"This book showcases snakes as beautiful creatures that play an important role in ecology. It portrays most of the species found in Australia, such as tiger snakes, copperheads, brown snakes, death adders and sea snakes, up close and personal. It also includes some unique photographs that offer a rare glimpse into their lives, such as the hatching of scrub pythons. With informative text based on the latest research, readers will gain an understanding of the reproductive biology, behaviour, predators and prey of these reptiles, as well as their habitat and conservation values. They will explore the importance of colours and patterns in allowing snakes to blend into their environment, their defence and attack mechanisms, and the adaptations they have undergone to cope with their surroundings. In addition, the author provides some anecdotes on his encounters with snakes, and clears up a few myths regarding snake behaviour. Richly illustrated with exceptional photographs, Snakes describes the deadly serious as well as the quirky from snakes that love water to those with potent venom, and even snakes that are blind! This book is a real treat for any snake lover"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Pub., c2008.
Characteristics: vii, 120 p. :,col. ill. ;,22 cm x 29 cm.
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