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Snakes & Reptiles: A Portrait of the Animal World Andrew Cleave

Snakes & Reptiles: A Portrait of the Animal World

Andrew Cleave

Published January 1st 2006
ISBN : 9781597640985
Hardcover
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This volume is a fast-moving introduction to these intriguing, resourceful, often misunderstood creatures. Because most reptiles are predators, they have well-developed senses to aid them in finding prey and avoiding danger. Furthermore, asMoreThis volume is a fast-moving introduction to these intriguing, resourceful, often misunderstood creatures. Because most reptiles are predators, they have well-developed senses to aid them in finding prey and avoiding danger. Furthermore, as cold-blooded animals, they must rely on the ambient temperature to maintain body heat. Here the diverse nature of the various reptile groups is fully detailed followed by a look at a great variety of snakes from around the world, distinguishing those that are poisonous from the many that are not.