The Life Cycle of a Snake
Ages 6 to 12 years. Thousands of species of snakes live all over the world in habitats as diverse as tropical rainforests and deserts. This book describes the growth and development of these amazing reptiles from birth to maturity. Full-colour images of all kinds of snakes, from the familiar to the exotic, are included. Illustrations, photographs, and easy-to-read text explain: the life cycles of different species of snakes; why snakes hibernate during the winter months; how baby snakes hatch from their eggs and survive without their mothers; the differences between poisonous snakes and non-poisonous snakes; how snakes capture prey; the dangers faced by snakes.
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