- Paperback: 42 pages
- Publisher: Ophidian Publishers (May 20, 2005)
- ISBN-10: 0974955108
- ISBN-13: 978-0974955100
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.2 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #505,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Guide to the Snakes of North Carolina Paperback – May 20, 2005
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Mike Dorcas is a Professor in the Department of Biology at Davidson College, Davidson, NC. He received a B.S. (1986) and M.S. (1990) from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Ph.D. from Idaho State University in 1995. Mike is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has received numerous awards, including the Senior Research Award from the Association of Southeastern Biologists and the Meritorious Teaching Award at the World Congress of Herpetology Biologists in 2012. Mike's research program focuses on the ecology, physiology, and conservation of amphibians and reptiles. His research program is interdisciplinary in nature and relies heavily on collaboration with students. Mike has published numerous book chapters and over 100 articles on the biology of amphibians and reptiles, many of which include students as coauthors. He is involved in numerous research projects including studies of invasive Burmese pythons in Florida and the ecology and conservation of diamondback terrapins in South Carolina. Much of his research in the Davidson area focuses on the effects of urbanization on amphibians and reptiles. He frequently gives talks about his research to the public and in academic settings. He has published seven books, including Invasive Pythons in the United States with JD Willson and Snakes of the Southeast with Whit Gibbons.
Top Customer Reviews
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Although I marvel at snakes, many of my co-workers do not and are quick to kill many of these creatures that present no threat to them because they don't want to take the time to id the snake first and they still have a little of the old "only good snake is a dead snake attitude" in them. If I can take some of the mystery out of it for them with this book, perhaps that attitude will change.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to ask questions first and shoot later(if at all).
I'm certainly no conservationist but this book will serve to deepen appreciation of the 36 kinds of NC snakes. Their habitats, and range are clearly laid out and information on reproductivity, species variation, etc. is presented in an organized consistent form from snake to snake.
I was quite pleased. This book was definitely more easy to use and relevant in NC than other snake books which cover all North American snakes and are much more poorly illustrated perhaps partially because of the amount of material.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Our neighbor had this book and let us borrow it. We liked it so much we ordered our own copy. The book is great, but the condition of the book we received was horrible. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Julie Mallette
This book gives not only detailed info about NC snakes but also vivid pictures.Published 11 months ago by young at heart
Good book for price. Most pictures are clear and detailed. Good for self education on trying to identify different species.Published 14 months ago by JMorreal
Nicely done. Generally a good description of each snake. We particularly appreciated comments made on most of the snakes about how they act when handled (relaxed, aggitated,... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Gary Anderson
Great book! Can easily ID snakes. My neighbor asked me to come to her house and ID a snake for her. When I got there it turned out to be a timber rattler. Read morePublished 19 months ago by M.J.V., JR.