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Boas and Pythons of the World

Boas and Pythons of the World (Paperback)

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A reformatted, redesigned edition of this popular title. Few reptiles command more respect than the mighty boas and pythons. From eleven-metre-long anacondas in the Amazon to the diminutive Javelin Sand Boa, no longer than 80 centimetres, these are the longest members of the snake family. Supremely beautiful, they embody power and grace. But are they gentle giants or finely tuned killing machines? This book provides the answers, exploring the world of these huge snakes on a fascinating journey through the five continents they inhabit. It describes the distribution, habitat, life and habits of all the known species of boa and python, as well as highlighting the threats these magnificent creatures face from habitat destruction, hunting and climate change. Also included are the often overlooked but fascinating basal snakes, primitive relatives of the boas and pythons.



Lavishly illustrated throughout with stunning photographs (many taken by the author and not published before), Boas and Pythons of the World provides comprehensive and authoritative information in a lively and accessible format - a fitting celebration of one of the most fascinating yet little-known groups in the reptile world

Natural World & The EnvironmentThe environmentConservation of the environmentConservation of wildlife & habitatsNatural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsWildlife: reptiles & amphibiansScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesZoology & animal sciencesZoology: Vertebrates Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 25/03/2011 ISBN-13: 9781847738721  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Mark O'Shea is best known in the UK for his TV series Mark O'Shea's Dangerous Reptiles, and he is known throughout the world for his natural history adventure films on Animal Planet and Discovery Channel. His other books include Boas and Pythons of the World for New Holland and DK's Handbook to Reptiles and Amphibians.

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