- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Princeton University Press; Reprint edition (April 24, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780691150239
- ISBN-13: 978-0691150239
- ASIN: 0691150230
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.5 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,064 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Venomous Snakes of the World Reprint Edition
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"[D]azzling, a photographic journey among the scaly and the lethal."--Anneli Rufus, East Bay Express
"If you want a world of information on venomous snakes then look no further than Venomous Snakes of the World. I promise you that you will find the text entertaining and the photos unforgettable."--The Flying Mullet
About the Author
Mark O'Shea, curator of reptiles at West Midland Safari Park (U.K.), has participated in more than sixty fieldwork and filming exhibitions, traveling to every continent except Antarctica.
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Top Customer Reviews
I was concerned there may not be enough full color photos of the snakes but there are tons of great pictures.
If you are getting this for a child one word of caution. Towards the beginning of the book there are a few photos of reactions to snake bites that are pretty graphic. My son was ok with it but I wasn't expecting that.
Other than that if you have a snake lover in the family this is a great choice!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Recommended for any snake lover!
Rated excellent for clear and interesting information and learning material. Awesome!