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Publisher Comments:

This new edition of Snakes in Question has been completely updated to take into account the most recent research available, offering useful scientific information about snakes while dispelling many widely-circulated myths and common fears. Accompanied by 100 stunning color photographs and written in the popular question-and-answer format of Smithsonian's “In Question” series, the book tells how snakes breathe, hear, smell, and much more. It covers not only the life cycle of snakes but also explores such phenomena as the rattlesnake's rattle, the viper's hiss, and the snake charmer's secrets. It addresses common folktales about snakes (do snakes milk cows?) and describes giant snakes, both real and imaginary. The authors also give expert advice on such subjects as distinguishing venomous species from harmless look-alikes and keeping snakes as pets.

About the Author

George R. Zug is curator of reptiles and amphibians at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. He lives in Virginia. Carl H. Ernst is Distinguished Professor of Biology at George Mason University and the author of numerous books, including Snakes of the United States and Canada. He lives in Virginia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588341136
Publisher:
Smithsonian Books (DC)
Subject:
Life Sciences - General
Photographer:
Bartlett, Richard
Author:
Zug, George R.
Author:
ZUG GR
Author:
Bartlett, Richard
Author:
Ernst, Carl H.
Author:
ZUG GR
Subject:
Snakes
Subject:
Reptiles & Amphibians
Subject:
Animals - Reptiles & Amphibians
Subject:
Nature Studies-Reptiles and Amphibians
Edition Number:
2
Series:
Smithsonian's In Question Series
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 COLOR PHOTOS
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
10.4 x 7.25 x 0.7 in 1.6 lb

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Science and Mathematics » Biology » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Reptiles and Amphibians

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