This detailed and comprehensive guide to the 151 snakes indigenous to southern Africa covers all essential aspects of snake biology and behaviour. Now in its second edition, A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa has been updated, revised and expanded to include at least 11 newly discovered and 30 re-classified species and sub-species. New information based on international scientific research has been included in the species accounts relating to behaviour, identification, reproduction and snake venoms.
Features of this new edition are: Species descriptions are now accompanied by full-colour photographs; Simple icons make essential information available at a glance; Separate ‘look out for’ box assists in quickly identifying species in the field; Chapters on classification and identification, keeping snakes, and the prevention and treatment of snakebite supplement the species accounts.
This readable and user-friendly guide will be invaluable to herpetologists, snake collectors, hikers, gardeners, campers and householders, or anyone who may encounter or want to know more about these fascinating and widely misunderstood reptiles.
Also available in Afrikaans
Author Johan Marais
Title A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa
Release Date August 1999
Publisher Struik Nature
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