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Snakes of the Southeast (Wormsloe Foundation Nature Book) Paperback – May 23, 2005
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Clearly written, cleanly designed, and fun to use, [Snakes of the Southeast] is a guide that will promote a better understanding of the habitat needs of, and environmental challenges to, snakes.(Bob Edmonds McCormick Messenger)
The Southeast is especially ripe for a book that places snakes in a context that can help catalyze a change in attitudes toward these badly maligned animals. This profusely illustrated book is a big step in the right direction. . . . The information presented here is detailed yet presented in an easy-to-understand format. This is a worthy and valuable addition to the natural history literature of the Southeast. This book should be carried by anyone going into any natural area of the Southeast. It should be kept on hand even in urban and other areas where snakes could turn up.(Copeia)
Small, medium, large, water, and venomous snakes are included as well as backyard snakes, pets, attitudes about them, and conservation.(SciTech Book News)
This is the most comprehensive educational guide to the snakes of the southeastern United States. Clearly written, well designed, and fun to use, the guide will promote better understanding of the habitat needs of, and the environmental challenges to, this fascinating group of animals.(Center for North American Herpetology)
A treasure to anyone having an interest in becoming a herpetologist . . . The photographs will attract every herpetologist, as they are fit in perfect context, and mostly never seen in publications before. Certainly the price will make it highly affordable for both the novice and professional herpetologist.(Bulletin of the Maryland Herpetological Society)
Easy to read . . . An informative book for the general public aimed at educating those with a limited knowledge of snakes.(Southeastern Naturalist)
Makes an eloquent case for the environmental importance of these slithery denizens of field, forest, swamp and backyard . . . The poisonous snakes evoke the most interest, of course, and the authors do a good job of debunking the many lurid myths that enshroud these vipers.(Mobile Register)
A storehouse of easily digested information.(Athens Banner-Herald)
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general identifying characterists set out in a box for each species for easy location
identification of the young
what will be the effect of the bite each species of venomous snake
very good glossory and index (which includes both common and scientific names)
I have needed a book like this for a long time for a quick reference with MANY photos to easily identify the specie in questions. If you live in the southeast and want to know more about local snakes or just need a VERY good reference book for quick use, this is a must have.
The wealth of practical information, photos and identifying characteristics make this the perfect field guide. It also is an extremely effective tool for preservation at a time when the first instinct for too many people is to immediately destroy a snake that ventures into their yard, even if it presents no harm. With snakes of the Southeast, a quick check will provide the answer.
The book's smart design, photography and production also will make it at home with the showpiece volumes on your coffee table - at a fraction of the price.
The current work is logically organized, user-friendly yet comprehensive. The color photos are tack-sharp. For the amateur naturalist, teacher or student alike, or for the common sojourner this is the perfect reference--liberally illustrated but detailed as well. Plus--the price is right.
My boy likes to tell me little snake-related facts he's learned while reading, and anything that gets a child excited about reading and nature is great in my opinion.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I gave it as a gift to a 7-year old who is interested in animals. He loves it.Published 5 months ago by Nacreous
Great book, lots of pictures and info on subspecies and color variants as well as traditional species info.Published 9 months ago by D. Mccall
This is the best snake book that I have ever seen. Great photos, excellent information and easy to find what you are looking for... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Don Hazel
Would like more pictures illustrating color variations within species.Published 13 months ago by Sharon Leader