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Australian Snakes Paperback – 18 Dec 2007

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An insight into the biology and life history of snakes in and around Australia. It provides an account of how snakes evolved, where they live and how they behave. It seeks to dispel the myths and replace them with proven information about how snakes fit into Australia's ecosystems.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
snakes alive 16 Jan. 2000
By Peter Langley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As a recent recreational licenced holder for reptiles this book gave the information in detail on every aspect regarding Australian snakes.It has a fresh, relevant approach to understanding our native reptiles. I found it very easy reading. It will be a wonderful reference guide and Im sure will be used regulary not only by myself but the whole family. It kept the interest of this household from a five year old to mid 40's, including changing the attutude of my wife who always had a fear of snakes. She read the book.The book starts with the Anatomy of snakes through to their habitat, behaviour, eating ,breeding and relationship both past and present with humans. Each page contains beautiful photographs on equal standing with any other publication.Sensational. Good enough to purchase two books. One for constant use, another to keep on the shelf. From a subject that is difficult to find much written about in this detail (Australian Snakes), this book covers most information without adding in other countries that for Australian purposes would not be of much use.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
excellent 6 April 2000
By rohan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is a must for anybody interested in Australian snakes. It covers in detail the feeding habits, sex lives, habitats and natures of all sorts of snakes. It is also full of all kinds of useful information and facts, and covers evolutionary adaptaions from a very logical and scientific view point. It contains many spectacular photographs and fascinating anecdotes which make it a very enjoyable book to read. Useful for anyone with a budding interest through to those with a full blown passion. This book is much more than just a field guide and I strongly recommend it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Excellent detailed introduction to snakes of Australia 17 Dec. 2002
By Edward mednick - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Mr. Shine has written an excellent natural history of Australian snakes that will be appreciated and enjoyed by those who are knowledgeable of this aspect of Australian fauna as well as by those who experience this volume as a first introduction to this subject. In fact, it is an excellent introduction to snakes, in general, except for its omission of the viper family(i.e., rattlesnakes, copperheads, etc.) which are not found in Australia. This large, softcover volume contains beautiful photographs illustrating just about all the snake species.For those who have never been exposed to the subject, it will spark an interest which will lead to further study.
Must Have For Snake Lovers 13 Mar. 2015
By chondroman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I had read this book prior to buying it from the library and was so impressed with it's content that I had to have it for my home library.It is one of the best books on snakes ever written and is very interesting to read.Also the photography is worth the price of the book.Buy it and you will love it.
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