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Snakes of the United States and Canada [Hardcover]

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Pages   668
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.5" Width: 7.25" Height: 10"
Weight:   4.15 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 17, 2003
Publisher   Smithsonian Books
Age  13-17
ISBN  1588340198  
EAN  9781588340191  

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World-renowned snake expert Carl Ernst and coauthor Evelyn Ernst reveal the unusual lifestyles of these fascinating creatures, describing every known aspect of each of the 131 species found in the United States and Canada. From the venomous rattlers to the docile garter snakes, each species is shown to display a unique set of behaviors and adaptations to its environment.
Much more than simply a field guide, this monumental reference begins with an introduction to snake biology and evolution, which is followed by an identification guide and key to the North American species. The heart of the book is the species accounts which, accompanied by color photographs, provide detailed information on identifying features, geographic variation, known fossils, current distribution, habitat type, behavior, reproduction, growth, diet, and predators. Completing the book is a glossary of terms and a comprehensive reference section. No other book provides as thorough or as reliable coverage.

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More About Carl H. Ernst & Evelyn M. Ernst

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Carl H. Ernst is a Distinguished Professor of Biology at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He has written six books, including the award-winning Turtles of the World (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989) and is coauthor of Snakes in Question (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996). Evelyn M. Ernst is director of information for the National Science Resource Center in Washington, D.C.

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Great info!  Jun 26, 2007
This book provides a tremendous amount of information for many species and subspecies. It includes habitat, range, diet, etc. I recommend this book as a reference book for anyone interested in snakes. In my opinion, this book is not intended to be read from cover to cover, since it reads more like a scientific/academic reference field guide for general snake species info.
WOW  May 7, 2007
This is an awesome book for beginners and professionals alike. I was amazed at the amount of information for each snake. definitely not small enough for a field guide, if thats what you're wanting.
Full color photographs of each fascinating species  Aug 9, 2003
The team effort of Carl H. Ernst (Professor of Biology, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia) and Evelyn M. Ernst (Director of Information for the National Science Resource Center in Washington DC), Snakes Of The United States And Canada Is a brilliantly conceived and presented, 668-page encyclopedia filled from cover to cover with concise descriptions and up-to-date information concerning habitats, predators, behavior, reproduction, and more for all of the American and Canadian snake species from coast to coast. Full color photographs of each fascinating species are combined with meticulous, detailed, definitive descriptive entries, making Snakes Of The United States And Canada a professional quality addition to professional and academic Herpetology Resource reference collections.

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