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What Snake is That? : Introducing Australian Snakes - Gerry Swan

What Snake is That?

Introducing Australian Snakes


Published: 13th November 2009
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This book covers all the groups of Australian snakes.

Where identification features are of particular interest they are provided, and key pointers offer hints to general diagnostic aspects.

People are generally most interested in whether a snake is harmful, or what unusual habits it has, so within each family the genera are grouped together on the basis of how we relate to them, their ecology or other behavioral traits.

From Secretive, burrowing blind snakes to the swift, keen-eyed whipsnakes and the lethal taipans, scientific and common names are used and identification features and key species pointers are included.

About the Authors

Reptile experts and authors Gerry Swan and Steve Wilson have written and invaluable resource for the enthusiastic amateur or keen naturalist who needs a quick reference guide to snakes


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Beautiful images...great information.


from Northern Territory, Australia

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  • Easy To Understand
  • Great For School Project
  • Nice Paper
  • Rich Resource
  • Well Written


    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Grandchildren
    • Reference

    Comments about What Snake is That?:

    The delivery of products has been excellent, as requested time is used,it's a lovely morning start.
    My granddaughters and I looked at every page, read bits of info and have it nearby to squiz through.
    The Northern Territory has a number of snakes so this book will be helpful for identification.
    Just looking at for pleasure and wonder at the variety of colours, etc.
    I love the feel of the paper.

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    A Venomous Australian Success Story: Elapid Snakes
    The Ones To Look Out For: Dangerous Australian Snakes
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    Daytime Pursuit: Lizard- Eaters in the Sun
    Dug, Push or Slide: The Burrowing Snakes
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    Soggy Customers: Marsh and Grey Snakes
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    More Information

    ISBN: 9781877069574
    ISBN-10: 1877069574
    Audience: Professional
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 152
    Published: 13th November 2009
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 16.7  x 0.9
    Weight (kg): 0.43