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A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa

ISBN 
9781920544645
Format 
Epub
Recommended Price 
R280.00
Published 
November 2011
About the book: 

This comprehensive guide covers all 151 snakes indigenous to southern Africa. Species accounts detail behaviour, ID, reproduction and snake venoms, with full-colour photographs. Simple icons give essential information at a glance, and 'look out for' boxes make for quick ID in the field. 

Chapters on classification and identification, keeping snakes, and the prevention and treatment of snakebite supplement the species accounts. This user-friendly guide will be invaluable to herpetologists, snake collectors, hikers, gardeners, campers and householders, or anyone wanting to know more about these fascinating and widely misunderstood reptiles.

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About the Author
Johan Marais is an entrepreneur, naturalist and photographer and has contributed significantly to reptile conservation over the past 35 years. He has authored several books, including the best-selling A Complete Guide to Snakes of Southern Africa, and runs the African Snakebite Institute. He spends most of his time lecturing on reptiles and teaching the public about snake awareness, including how to handle snakes safely.
 
Johan Marais is ’n entrepreneur, natuurkenner en fotograaf wat die afgelope 35 jaar aansienlik tot reptielbewaring bygedra het. Hy is die skrywer van verskeie boeke, waaronder die topverkoper, ’n Volledige Gids tot die Slange van Suider-Afrika, en bestuur die Afrika Slangbytinstituut. Hy bestee die meeste van sy tyd aan toeligting oor reptiele en om slangbewustheid by die publiek te kweek, ook hoe om slange veilig te hanteer.

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