Venomous Snakes of the World
By (author) Mark O'Shea
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Venomous Snakes of the World by Mark O'Shea
Book DescriptionMark O'Shea has combined expertly written, in-depth descriptions of the world's most common and most exotic venomous snakes with a gripping account of his adventures with snakes, including several serious snakebite episodes, which have taken place all over the world. From the few European venomous snakes, such as the Adder, to Rattlesnakes, Cobras, Taipans, Mambas and Sea snakes that inhabit other countries, all the major snake species are covered. There are also chapters that explain venomous snake evolution, types of venom, the effects of venom, and discuss the problems with snake conservation.No matter how fearsome these creatures might appear, they all play a vital part in the natural world as both predators and prey.Illustrated throughout with spectacular photographs, many of them the author's own, this book celebrates the diversity and beauty of snakes worldwide.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781843309727
(320mm x 245mm x mm)
Imprint: New Holland Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Mark O'Shea
Mark O'Shea is best known in the UK for his 13 part Channel 4 series 'Mark O'Shea's Dangerous Reptiles' and known throughout the world for his natural history adventure films on Animal Planet and Discovery Channel. His previous books include DK's Handbook to Reptiles and Amphibians.
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