The Life Cycle of a Snake

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Crabtree Publishing Company, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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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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Contents
4
Starting the cycle
10
Growing up
16
Making babies
22
Dangers to snakes
28
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Bobbie Kalman was born in Hungary in 1947. She escaped with her family to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. Her book, Refugee Child, is based on this account. She has degrees in English, psychology and education, and has taught at both the elementary and secondary level. She has also worked as an educational assistant for several publishing companies. She is the author and publisher of over 800 books for children. Her books are sought after because she writes within specific curriculum needs, making the titles very popular in schools and public libraries. Her works include The Early Settler Life series, The Historic Communities series, The Native Nations of North America series, The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series, and The Science of Living Things series.

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