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The Venomous Reptiles of the Western Hemisphere, Campbell, J.A. & W.W.Lamar
1 Campbell, J.A. & W.W.Lamar The Venomous Reptiles of the Western Hemisphere
0801441412 / 9780801441417 New
2004. 2 volumes. 30cm. Pp.976. 136 pages of colour inserts, 62 tables, 113 maps, 120 line drawings, 162 halftones. Hardbound.

Since the publication of The Venomous Reptiles of Latin America in 1989, scientific discoveries and taxonomic changes have resulted in the addition of many taxa and species to the herpetological fauna of the Western Hemisphere.

This updated, heavily rewritten, and greatly expanded version of that book now includes accounts of all 192 species of venomous snakes and lizards found in the Western Hemisphere. This two-volume set is illustrated with stunning colour photographs, including portraits of venomous reptiles (many of which are unique in showing newly discovered species and views of male, female, and juvenile individuals); images of snakebites, an important tool for diagnosis and treatment; colour vegetation and topographic maps; black-and-white photographs; line figures; and completely revised distribution maps.

Volume I includes a list of tables, preface, introduction, and regional/country accounts with related bilingual identification keys and vegetation and topographic maps. Genus and species accounts in this volume treat the lizards, coralsnakes, seasnakes, and all the pitvipers except rattlesnakes; these accounts are accompanied by colour photographs of each species. Volume I also contains a complete index to both volumes.

Volume II includes descriptions of all known species of rattlesnakes. It also features four chapters by experts on mimicry, evolution, and snakebite treatment in tropical and temperate America. A glossary, literature-cited section, and index serve both volumes. Colour photographs portray rattlesnakes, mimics, and the damage done by snakebite.

The Venomous Reptiles of the Western Hemisphere, Volumes I and II is an essential reference for all naturalists interested in herpetology—amateurs impressed by the beauty and complexity of venomous reptiles as well as professional herpetologists and their students conducting research in the classroom, at the zoo, and in the field.

Price: 149.95 GBP
Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, Fifth edition, Cogger, H. G
2 Cogger, H. G Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, Fifth edition
073010088X / 9780730100881 New
1994. 27cm. Pp.788. Over 800 species illustrated in colour, keys, maps, glossary, bibliography. Hardbound.

Completely revised fifth edition with all the photographs in colour and placed adjacent to the relevant text, and with the keys accompanied by explanatory drawings for quick reference and easy identification.

960 species of frogs, crocodiles, tortoises, lizards and snakes.

Out of print, one (1) copy only.

Price: 105.00 GBP
Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, Seventh edition, Cogger, H. G
3 Cogger, H. G Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, Seventh edition
0643100350 / 9780643100350 New
2014. 26cm. Pp.1056. 1000 colour photos. Hardbound.

Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia is a complete guide to Australia’s rich and varied herpetofauna. For each of the 1194 species there is a description of its appearance, distribution and habits. Each species is accompanied by a distribution map and, in most cases, a colour photograph of the living animal.

The book includes 130 simple-to-use dichotomous keys that in most cases allow a specimen in hand to be identified. In addition, it has a comprehensive list of scientific references for those wishing to conduct more in-depth research, an extensive glossary, and basic guides to the collection, preservation and captive care of specimens.

This classic work, originally published in 1975, has been completely brought up to date.

Price: 105.00 GBP
Dans la peau des serpents de France, Collet, Françoise Serre
4 Collet, Françoise Serre Dans la peau des serpents de France
2759225038 / 9782759225033 New
2016. 28cm. Pp.144. 200 colour photos. Softbound.

Cet ouvrage fait découvrir au grand public la beauté des serpents de France et leurs mœurs étonnantes. Il permet de s’initier aux particularités biologiques et à la diversité morphologique des 4 vipères et 9 couleuvres vivant sur le territoire métropolitain. Il offre d’exceptionnels instantanés : processus de mue, séquences de prédation, de naissance et d’éclosion, scènes de combats prénuptiaux, simulation de mort... Les 200 photographies de cet ouvrage, prises sur le vif en respectant leurs conditions de vie dans la nature, plaident en faveur de ces bêtes splendides, patrimoine de notre biodiversité.

Exceptional photos. French text.

Price: 29.99 GBP
Venomous Encounters. Snakes, Vivisection and Scientific Medicine in Colonial Australia, Hobbins, Peter
5 Hobbins, Peter Venomous Encounters. Snakes, Vivisection and Scientific Medicine in Colonial Australia
1526101440 / 9781526101440 New
2017. 26cm. Pp.216. 30 plates, photos and figures. Hardbound.

How do we know which snakes are dangerous? This seemingly simple question caused constant concern for the white settlers who colonised Australia after 1788. Facing a multitude of serpents in the bush, their fields and their homes, colonists wanted to know which were the harmful species and what to do when bitten. But who could provide this expertise? Liberally illustrated with period images, 'Venomous Encounters' argues that much of the knowledge about which snakes were deadly was created by observing snakebite in domesticated creatures, from dogs to cattle. Originally accidental, by the middle of the nineteenth century this process became deliberate. Doctors, naturalists and amateur antidote sellers all caused snakes to bite familiar creatures in order to demonstrate the effects of venom - and the often erratic impact of 'cures'. In exploring this culture of colonial vivisection, 'Venomous Encounters' asks fundamental questions about human-animal relationships and the nature of modern medicine.

Contents :


1. Serpents and settlers: the colonial animal matrix, 1788-1840

2. Vivisection in the pub: public spectacles and plebeian expertise, 1840-80

3. Ontological conjunctions: dogs, snakes, venoms and germs, 1843-68

4. In vivo veritas: the amoral ascent of colonial vivisection, 1868-76

5. Legislators and other animals: foregrounding vivisection, 1876-95

6. Immunology and indigeneity: species, serums and localisms, 1890-1914



Price: 70.00 GBP
Handbook of Venoms and Toxins of Reptiles, Mackessy, Shaun P (editor)
6 Mackessy, Shaun P (editor) Handbook of Venoms and Toxins of Reptiles
0849391652 / 9780849391651 New
2009. 28cm. Pp.528. Hardbound.

Handbook of Venoms and Toxins of Reptiles provides an overview of current taxonomy, explains the similarities and differences in the venom delivery apparatus in different groups of reptiles, reviews state-of-the-art knowledge about specific venom components and their action, and summarizes effects of envenomation and treatment in humans on different continents.

Presents a view of reptile toxinology from the whole animal to the glands producing venoms to the molecular models and the mechanisms of actions of the toxins themselves.

Price: 87.00 GBP
Serpentes da Serra do Mendanha, Rio de Janeiro, Rocha, Carlos Frederico D. & Jorge Antônio L. Pontes
7 Rocha, Carlos Frederico D. & Jorge Antônio L. Pontes Serpentes da Serra do Mendanha, Rio de Janeiro
8561368012 / 9788561368012 New
2008. Landscape format, 23 x 16cm. Pp.[xii], 147. 100 colour photos, map per species, tables, bibliography, glossary, index. Paperback.

Serpentes da Serra do Mendanha : Snakes of Serra do Mendanha, their ecology and conservation. A very well illustrated photographic handbook and guide, Portuguese text, Latin nomenclature

Price: 28.50 GBP
Herpetology of Nepal. Study of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Trans-Himalayan Region of Nepal, India, Pakistan and Bhutan, Shrestha, T.K
8 Shrestha, T.K Herpetology of Nepal. Study of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Trans-Himalayan Region of Nepal, India, Pakistan and Bhutan
0952439042 / 9780952439042 Out of print
2001. 22cm. Pp.[viii],280. 32 colour & 100 BW photos, numerous text figures & maps. Paperback.

Out of print.

Price: 0.00 GBP
Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of California, Stebbins, Robert C. & Samuel M. McGinnis
9 Stebbins, Robert C. & Samuel M. McGinnis Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of California
0520244664 / 9780520244665 New
2012. 24cm. Pp.552. Colour figures, keys, maps. Hardbound.

Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of California is the only complete resource that identifies and describes all the amphibians and reptiles—salamanders, frogs and toads, lizards, snakes, and tortoises and turtles—that live in California.

The species are described in richly detailed accounts that include range maps, lifelike colour paintings by Robert C. Stebbins, clear drawings of various life stages including eggs, notes on natural history, and conservation status.

Easy-to-use keys for every order help identify species, and informative chapters cover more general topics including evolution, habitat loss, and photography.

Price: 48.95 GBP
Guide des serpents d’Afrique occidentale, Savane et désert, Trape, J.-F. & Y. Mane
10 Trape, J.-F. & Y. Mane Guide des serpents d’Afrique occidentale, Savane et désert
2709916002 / 9782709916004 New
2006. 25cm. Pp.245. 152 photos & figures, 202 maps, keys to species. Paperback.

Guide des serpents d’Afrique occidentale, Savane et désert is a colourful guide which makes it possible to identify the 81 currently known species of snakes in the Western Sahel and Saharan Africa (Senegal, Gambia, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger). Fifteen years in the making, this book, which presents colour photographs of species published for the first time, brings new scientific information on the composition and the distribution of the snake fauna of western Africa. Includes three new species and one new subspecies of the egg-eating snake genus Dasypeltis. French text.

Price: 28.50 GBP
Sea Snakes and their Venoms, Tu, Anthony T
11 Tu, Anthony T Sea Snakes and their Venoms
1880293110 / 9781880293119 New
2011. 27cm. Pp.ix, 190. Numerous colour & BW photos, figures (scale patterns, immunoelectrophoretic patterns of venoms), distribution maps & tables, index, the chapters are separately referenced. Softbound.

Sea Snakes and their Venoms is a comprehensive summary of Dr. Anthony T. Tu's life's work on the basic biology, use and distribution of sea snakes and the chemical composition and toxicology of their venoms.

Contains many colour photographs of sea snakes in their natural habitat, and a colour section on the manufacture of antivenom for snake venoms.

Part I covers the sea snakes, their biology, distributions, reproduction, respiration, and aspects of their salt gland, their dietary specialization, colours, pattern & commercial use, and includes a detailed chapter on selected species, part II deals with their venoms ; toxicology, pharmacology and pathology, medical aspects of sea snake poisoning, venom composition and structural aspects of sea snake neurotoxins.

Price: 59.99 GBP
Zmei Kavkaza : taksonomicheskoe raznoobrazie, rasprostranenie, okhrana / Змеи Кавказа: таксономическое разнообразие, распространение, охрана. Snakes of the Caucasus : Taxonomic Diversity, Distribution, Conservation, Tuniev, B. S
12 Tuniev, B. S Zmei Kavkaza : taksonomicheskoe raznoobrazie, rasprostranenie, okhrana / Змеи Кавказа: таксономическое разнообразие, распространение, охрана. Snakes of the Caucasus : Taxonomic Diversity, Distribution, Conservation
5873175942 / 9785873175949 New
2009. 29cm. Pp.217. 80 colour photos. Hardbound.

Snakes of the Caucasus : Taxonomic Diversity, Distribution, Conservation. Text in Russian, Latin nomenclature.

Summarizes the results of the authors' research studies and collections of snakes of the Caucasus, between 1970 and 2007, dealing with 43 species of snakes, their distributions, taxonomy and conservation status. The geographical area encompasses Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the north Caucasus portion of the Russian Federation, north-eastern Turkey and northwestern Iran. Large format, richly illustrated. Superb colour photos. Text in Russian. Extensive bibliography (24 pages) including 13 pages of references to the Russian literature, table of contents in both Russian and English, systematic index.

Price: 56.00 GBP
Venomous Snakes - Envenoming, Therapy, Valenta, Jiri
13 Valenta, Jiri Venomous Snakes - Envenoming, Therapy
1612092179 / 9781612092171 New
2011, second revised edition (first edition in Czech, Galen Publishing, Prague 2008). 28cm. Pp.xv, 358. 100 colour photos, a few text figures & maps, updated alphabetical list of types and sub-types of all venomous snakes, including their home ranges, glossary, list of abbreviations, bibliographic references and index. Binding : ebook.

Venomous Snakes - Envenoming, Therapy is a comprehensive monograph on the problems of intoxication incurred by snake venom.

This publication is primarily intended for those at all levels of health care, for members of rescue teams, surgeries and emergency hospitals, as well as specialized workplaces and intensive care units. Providing didactic instructions for first aid and treatment procedures, information is also presented on venomous snakes, their morphology and behaviour, snakebite prevention, the composition of snake venom, symptoms of envenoming, plus first aid in the event of snakebite for non-professionals, travellers, terrain biologists, and breeders.

Contents : Preface; Zoological basis; Epidemiology of snakebites; Snake venoms; Snake antivenoms; Snakebite: Therapy & prevention; Envenoming & snakebite treatment in specific snake groups; List of venomous snakes; Glossary; Index.

ebook, 8.48MB ; system requirements Acrobat 7 or above, Windows XP or above.

Price: 81.50 GBP
Snakes of the World : A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species, Wallach, Van ; Kenneth L. Williams & Jeff Boundy
14 Wallach, Van ; Kenneth L. Williams & Jeff Boundy Snakes of the World : A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species
1482208474 / 9781482208474 New
(2014), softback edition 2017. 26cm. Pp.1237. Softbound.

Snakes of the World : A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species—the first catalogue of its kind—covers all living and fossil snakes described between 1758 and 2012, comprising 3,509 living and 274 extinct species allocated to 539 living and 112 extinct genera. Also included are 54 genera and 302 species that are dubious or invalid, resulting in recognition of 705 genera and 4,085 species.

Features :

Alphabetical listings by genus and species

Individual accounts for each genus and species

Detailed data on type specimens and type localities

All subspecies, synonyms, and proposed snake names

Distribution of species by country, province, and elevation

Distribution of fossils by country and geological periods

Major taxonomic references for each genus and species

Appendix with major references for each country

Complete bibliography of all references cited in text and appendix

Index of 12,500 primary snake names

The data on type specimens includes museum and catalog number, length and sex, and collector and date. The listed type localities include restrictions and corrections. The bibliography (running to about 400 pages) provides complete citations of all references cited in the text and appendix, and taxonomic comments are given in the remarks sections.

Price: 51.99 GBP
Guidelines for the Management of Snake-bites, Warrell, David A
15 Warrell, David A Guidelines for the Management of Snake-bites
9290223774 / 9789290223771 New
2010. 26cm. Pp.vii, 152. Colour photos, bibliography. Paperback.

Guidelines for the Management of Snake-bites [2nd edition] is a revised and updated version of similar guidelines published locally in south-east Asia about 20 years ago (special issue of the Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 1999). These guidelines aim to promote the rational management of snake-bite cases in various health facilities where trained health functionaries and quality snake antivenom are available. Presents about 7 pages of regional references.

Price: 35.99 GBP


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