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This book showcases over forty of the most fascinating nonvenomous and venomous snakes from North America and throughout the world. In addition to John Netherton's spectacular color photographs, David Badger's vivid, nontechnical text brings you into the world of snakes by detailing their behavior and characteristics, the curious relationship between snakes and humans, and the threats facing snakes. This book features 100 full-color photographs of everything from garter snakes, rattlesnakes, and vipers to cobras, pythons and anacondas and chapters delve into the shape and size of different breeds of snakes, the texture of the skin, and the varied color and patterns in different snake species. Even more, the book goes into detail on how snakes move and propel their bodies, their senses, and reproductive organs. Breeds like pythons, boas, green snakes, corn snake, copperhead, and cobras are all described in detail and illustrated with photographs. This book makes a beautiful reference for anyone interested in animals and natural sciences, and the perfect addition to science classrooms and academic libraries.
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David Badger, of Franklin, Tennessee, is a journalism professor, former book critic and columnist for the Nashville Tennessean, and has written and edited many other books. John Netherton, of Nashville, Tennessee, is a renowned nature photographer and a regular contributor to Outdoor Photographer. The pair collaborated on Frogs.

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