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How Snakes Work
Structure, Function and Behavior of the World's Snakes859
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A heavily illustrated and complete account of the functional biology of snakes, written for an audience of both scientists and a general readership.
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Brian I. Crother, Amphibian & Reptile Conservation I think this is a terrific book for readers with a variety of knowledge levels...Perhaps the reason [the author] is so successfuland why this is such a terrific bookis because the author is an insider, a professional research scientist who has studied how snakes work for his entire career...I like the encouraging, upbeat style of writing that gets the reader excited about the topics.
Ivan Ineich, Bulletin de la Societe Herpetologique de France Original and pleasant, filling a vacuum, this book is to recommend in all the libraries. We learned a great deal and our admiration for the serpents and their perfection increases with the reading of each of its chapters.
Rulon W. Clark, The Quarterly Review of Biology There is a particular satisfaction in reading a wellcrafted, richly detailed scientific textbook written by an expert with an obvious passion for his or her subject a person who has clearly spent a lifetime immersed in an arcane field, and has the fortuitous ability to draw others in with skillful prose. Harvey B. Lillywhite has produced an exemplar of such a volume.
<br>Harvey B. Lillywhite is a Professor of Zoology and the Director of the Florida Marine Laboratory, University of Florida, Gainesville<br>
TABLE OF CONTENTS ; CHAPTER 1: EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE WORLD'S SNAKES ; CHAPTER 2: FEEDING, DIGESTION AND WATER BALANCE ; CHAPTER 3: LOCOMOTION: HOW SNAKES MOVE ; CHAPTER 4: TEMPERATURE AND ECTOTHERMY ; CHAPTER 5: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF SKIN ; CHAPTER 6: INTERNAL TRANSPORT: CIRCULATION AND RESPIRATION ; CHAPTER 7: PERCEIVING THE SNAKE'S WORLD: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF SENSE ORGANS ; CHAPTER 8: SOUND PRODUCTION ; CHAPTER 9: COURTSHIP AND REPRODUCTION ; GLOSSARY OF TERMS