Snakes of the United States and Canada PDF ePub eBook

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Snakes of the United States and Canada free pdf Snake expert Carl Ernst and co-author Evelyn Ernst reveal the unusual lifestyles of these fascinating creatures, describing every known aspect of each of the 131 species found in the United States and Canada. From the venomous rattlers to the docile garter snakes, each species is shown to display a unique set of behaviours and adaptations to its environment. More than simply a field guide, this reference begins with an introduction to snake biology and evolution, which is followed by an identification guide and key to the North American species. The heart of the book is the species accounts which, accompanied by colour photographs, provide detailed information on identifying features, geographic variation, known fossils, current distribution, habitat type, behaviour, reproduction, growth, diet and predators. Completing the book is a glossary of terms and a comprehensive reference section.

About Carl Ernst

Carl H. Ernst is a Distinguished Professor of Biology at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He has written six books, including the award-winning "Turtles of the World" (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989) and is coauthor of "Snakes in Question" (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996). Evelyn M. Ernst is director of information for the National Science Resource Center in Washington, D.C.

Details Book

Author : Carl Ernst
Publisher : Smithsonian Books
Data Published : 07 July 2003
ISBN : 1588340198
EAN : 9781588340191
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 680 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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