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This guide is one of the very useful pocket guides that amateur and professional herpetologist alike should find very useful in it's intended area of research.
It is an update on the earlier issue, which I also own. One complaint however is about the snake mentioned on page 47 (the Red Necked Keelback) though it does state correctly that this snake can be uneven tempered and must be considered dangerous, it goes on to state that no human fatalities have been recorded.
I am sorry to report that this is erronous and at least one human fatality is now on record due to the bite of this snake. The full report on this incident can be found in the Singapore medical Journal 2000, vol 41. (1) in an article entitled, "Morbidity from the bite of a Red Necked Keelback" it goes on to state this is the first recorded case of morbidity from the bite of this snake. A very interesting 4 page article follows and is well worth tracking down. I hope to bring this case to the attention of the authors and publishers of the photo guide
Apart from this issue the book itself is an excellent field guide and is highly recommended. As are all the others in the same series. The photos are invaluable and up to date. J.Eaton