Australian Snakes: A Natural History
Drawing on years of experience and an impressive grasp of the literature, Richard Shine covers the day-to-day lives of snakes, discussing their anatomy, evolution, and habitat, and describing their behavior, sex habits, life history, and diet.
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I was very pleased to add this book to my small herpetological library. Very well written and illustrated, by the well known Australian Herpetologist Rick Shine. Any of Rick's books have been worthy of inclusion and this one was rightly a prize winner. Clearly laid out and well indexed with a lot of up to date knowledge included. The well written chapters are a pleasure to dip into and the superb photographs complement each article. There are also included some first class line drawings and this book showed the way forward for later publications to follow, exiting without being sensational. A book I return to again and again. If I ever get round to writing a book about reptiles then this would be the format for me!