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Old 08-08-2017, 09:22 PM   #1
LadyJemima
Recommended snake book?

Can anyone recommend a fairly comprehensive book about snakes? Not quite scientific journal / college textbook level, but more than just your typical "shedding is called ecdysis" and "snakes are ecothermic." So many out there, it's hard to know which to get. Thank you!
 
Old 08-08-2017, 11:17 PM   #2
snowgyre
I highly recommend "Snakes: The Evolution of Mystery in Nature" by Dr. Harry Green from Cornell University. I took his herpetology class as an undergraduate and he's just a witty, interesting guy and his book is detailed without being overwhelming. It's about $40 for a brand new paperback copy.
 
Old 08-09-2017, 11:45 PM   #3
Socratic Monologue
+1 on Greene's book. I also enjoyed his memoir "Tracks and Shadows: Field Biology as Art", but it isn't about snakes at all.

Chris Mattison's "The New Encyclopedia of Snakes" (ISBN 978-0691132952) is structured a bit more like a textbook without being overly technical, and is a good comprehensive overview.
 

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