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American Snakes by Sean P. Graham.


The enthralling and superbly portrayed true story of snakes found in America. 125 million years previously, on the floodplains of North America, a burrowing lizard began the long evolutionary track of shedding its limbs. There are over 60 species of snakes in Sean P. Graham's American Snakes that have this ancestral voyage to thank for their ubiquity, diversity, and beauty. Despite being feared by a large number of the population, snakes are a part of America's rich, natural heritage just as redwoods, bald eagles, and grizzly bears are. Located from the huge Okefenokee Swamp to high alpine meadows, from hardwood canopies to the burning bottom of the Grand Canyon, these creatures are ecologically essential predators and quintessential survivors.

In this reveling and fascinating volume on American snakes, Graham, a respected herpetologist and exceptional writer, delves into the details of the everyday lives of American snakes - from their daily habits and seasonal cycles to their love lives, and survival tactics. Common myths around snakes are looked at and their relationship with humans is explored and also the impact snakes have on our environment. This book is neither a typical field guide style of book, nor is this book an exhaustive reference. Instead, American Snakes is an enthralling study of the suborder Serpentes. Bursting with fascinating and unusual stories about some of Americas most misunderstood creatures, this book is a proud observance of a diverse group of Americas wildlife.  

American Snakes

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  • Publication: American Snakes by Sean P. Graham.

    Published: John Hopkins University Press, 16th April 2018.

    Publication components: Hardcover with dust jacket, 293 pages containing text, colour photographs, maps, and graphs.  

    Language: English.

    Dimensions: 28.5 x 23 x 2 cm.

    ISBN: 9781421423593

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