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by John M Mehrtens

  • ISBN: 0806964618
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  • Author: John M Mehrtens
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  • Publisher: Sterling (1987)
  • Pages: 480 pages
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  • Rating: 4.2
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So, this one will stay in my collection! Living Snakes of the World is the most informative and complete reference type book that I have ever read about snakes. I highly recommend this to beginners and pro herpetologists alike. There's something for everybody.

So, this one will stay in my collection! Living Snakes of the World is the most informative and complete reference type book that I have ever read about snakes. I can say with confidence that you will find yourself reading and re-reading this book many times over the years. So make sure you keep it within reach. 2 people found this helpful.

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This book contains 540 high-quality color photographs of captive snakes, each with a one-page description of the reptile's . Bibliographic information. Living snakes of the world in color.

This book contains 540 high-quality color photographs of captive snakes, each with a one-page description of the reptile's geographic range, ecological niche, and captive care requirements.

The largest living snakes in the world, measured either by length or by weight, are various members of the Boidae and Pythonidae families. They include anacondas, pythons and boa constrictors, which are all non-venomous constrictors. The longest venomous snake, with a length up to 1. –18.

Top 10 Non-Venomous Snakes In The World. Fear of snakes is quite common. The Burmese python is the third largest non-venomous, living snake in the world. They can reach a length between 5 m and . m and a maximum weight of 137 kg. They live in marshes, swamps, woodlands, grasslands and river valleys of Southeast Asia. The Burmese python is also one of the most beautiful snakes in the world. Their body comes in different colors including grey, brown, yellowish-brown and tan with reddish blotches. Burmese pythons have very poor eyesight.

540 high-quality color photos of snakes, each with a one-page description of the reptile's geographic range, ecological niche . 4 people are interested in this title. We receive 6 copies every 6 months.

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Largest Snake In The World. It is the heaviest and longest known snake species. It is a non-venomous snake also known as common Anaconda or water Anaconda. One of the largest snakes in the world spends most of the time alone in the wild, however, in the month of April and May it looks for the opportunities with the female for mating and many times multiple males pursue one female.


Reviews about LIVING SNAKES OF THE WORLD (IN COLOUR) (7):
Whitebeard
This book attempts to provide expansive coverage of snakes commonly seen by the public in zoos, private collections, and the pet trade. Ultimately, I was a bit disappointed by the book.
This book provides minimal, and I do mean minimal, coverage of "164 genera, 413 species, and 454 subspecies" according to the dust jacket. Of necessity, the amount of coverage devoted to each snake is limited. Still there's enough text to provide an overview of the species. Unfortunately, the book fails to mention many of the species that are currently available as reptile pets. More than half of the book is devoted to poisonous snakes, most of which the average reader is unlikely ever to encounter. I would have traded, say, the 15 pages of coverage on poisonous sea snakes for more discussion of snakes I'd be likely to see in my backyard or neighborhood pet store. Additionally, because the book is now over 10 years old, its taxonomy for a number of species is not longer correct or complete.
One of the big distinctions of this book is that it provides color photographs of all the species it describes. In most cases, the photographs range from good to excellent. This makes the blurry and out-of-focus pictures (e.g. Dumeril's boa on pp. 23 and blood python on pp. 59) stick out like a sore thumb. Some of these problems may be related to the printing of my copy, but in a number of cases the problems are a result of poor photographic technique. Especially frustrating when the species being photographed is commonly available! Still, these flaws are forgivable when compared against the general quality of the book.
"Living Snakes of the World in Color" succeeds at providing a pictorial introduction to hundreds of species of snake. Those uninterested in poisonous snakes, or those looking for comprehensive coverage of snakes available as "pets" might be better off with another book (although I have yet to find a reasonably priced book that fits the bill).
Usanner
This is the second time I have owned this book. I made the mistake of lending it out, and unfortunately it was never returned. So, this one will stay in my collection!
Living Snakes of the World is the most informative and complete reference type book that I have ever read about snakes. I highly recommend this to beginners and pro herpetologists alike. There's something for everybody.
I can say with confidence that you will find yourself reading and re-reading this book many times over the years. So make sure you keep it within reach ...and never lend it out!
Ucantia
This was a gift for my Granddaughter at Christmass. (she loves snakes) She is 5 years old, and she was with us for a week at Christmas. She carried that book with her every where she went, So that makes this book very important and was just what she wanted. Thanks for offering such a good book.
Rolling Flipper
If you like snakes, and want to see them at their finest, then you need to find yourself a copy of John Mehrtens book! I had an original copy from way back when, loaned it out and never got it back. Finally found this one on Amazon! Get yourself one! You won't be dissapointed!!!! That's a promise!
Sennnel
:D
It's so easy
If you're for a how to manual, this isn't it. Magnificent pics and some basic info about care and natural history, but not a noob guide to keep critters.
INvait
As described. Good reference.
Wonderful book!
This book attempts to provide expansive coverage of snakes commonly seen by the public in zoos, private collections, and the pet trade. Ultimately, I was a bit disappointed by the book.
This book provides minimal, and I do mean minimal, coverage of "164 genera, 413 species, and 454 subspecies" according to the dust jacket. Of necessity, the amount of coverage devoted to each snake is limited. Still there's enough text to provide an overview of the species. Unfortunately, the book fails to mention many of the species that are currently available as reptile pets. More than half of the book is devoted to poisonous snakes, most of which the average reader is unlikely ever to encounter. I would have traded, say, the 15 pages of coverage on poisonous sea snakes for more discussion of snakes I'd be likely to see in my backyard or neighborhood pet store. Additionally, because the book is now over 10 years old, its taxonomy for a number of species is not longer correct or complete.
One of the big distinctions of this book is that it provides color photographs of all the species it describes. In most cases, the photographs range from good to excellent. This makes the blurry and out-of-focus pictures (e.g. Dumeril's boa on pp. 23 and blood python on pp. 59) stick out like a sore thumb. Some of these problems may be related to the printing of my copy, but in a number of cases the problems are a result of poor photographic technique. Especially frustrating when the species being photographed is commonly available! Still, these flaws are forgivable when compared against the general quality of the book.
"Living Snakes of the World in Color" succeeds at providing a pictorial introduction to hundreds of species of snake. Those uninterested in poisonous snakes, or those looking for comprehensive coverage of snakes available as "pets" might be better off with another book (although I have yet to find a reasonably priced book that fits the bill).
This is the second time I have owned this book. I made the mistake of lending it out, and unfortunately it was never returned. So, this one will stay in my collection!
Living Snakes of the World is the most informative and complete reference type book that I have ever read about snakes. I highly recommend this to beginners and pro herpetologists alike. There's something for everybody.
I can say with confidence that you will find yourself reading and re-reading this book many times over the years. So make sure you keep it within reach ...and never lend it out!
This was a gift for my Granddaughter at Christmass. (she loves snakes) She is 5 years old, and she was with us for a week at Christmas. She carried that book with her every where she went, So that makes this book very important and was just what she wanted. Thanks for offering such a good book.
If you like snakes, and want to see them at their finest, then you need to find yourself a copy of John Mehrtens book! I had an original copy from way back when, loaned it out and never got it back. Finally found this one on Amazon! Get yourself one! You won't be dissapointed!!!! That's a promise!
:D
If you're for a how to manual, this isn't it. Magnificent pics and some basic info about care and natural history, but not a noob guide to keep critters.
As described. Good reference.
Wonderful book!

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