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Old 11-13-03, 01:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Snake book suggestions

I'm looking for suggestion on good snake books. Physiology, anatomy, helth, husbandry, breeding, genetics, history etc... Breed specific or general. What have you read or heard was good. Knoweledge is power

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The links are to the books on amazon, not necessaraly the cheapest but a good place to start if you're intrested.
Book List:
Australian Snakes: A Natural History by Richard Shine LINK

Poisonous Snakes of the World by U.S. Department of Navy hardcover, paperback

Reptile Medicine and Surgery by Douglas R. Mader LINK

Snakes, The Evolution of Mystery in Nature by Harry W. Greene LINK

Snakes: A Natural History by Roland Bauchot LINK

The Atlas of Snakes of the World by John Coborn LINK

The Biology, Husbandry and Health Care of Reptiles By Ackerman, DVM Vol1, Vol2, Vol3

The Encyclopedia of Snakes, by Chris Mattison LINK

The Reproductive Husbandry of Pythons and Boas by Richard A. Ross & Gerald Marzec LINK

History:

Life love and reptiles by Minton LINK

Snakes in fact and fiction by James Oliver LINK

Snakes: the keeper and the kept by Kauffeld LINK

Snakes and snake hunting by Kauffled LINK

The bible of rattlesnake books!
Rattlesnakes by Klauber LINK

For the croc fans!
Handbook of Alligators and crocodiles by Grenard LINK

Thanks to everyone whos contributed to this list

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Old 11-13-03, 02:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There is a 3 volume set of a series called "The Biology, Husbandry and Health Care of Reptiles" By Ackerman, DVM. I've seen it for sale at bigappleherp.com. I own it myself and it is a great book, containing so much information, your head will explode. Little expensive at bigapple, but look around, it's well worth it.
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Snakes, The Evolution of Mystery in Nature
by Harry W. Greene.

There's also Snakes: A Natural History (i think that's the name; I don't have it in front of me)

I like the first book the best. It's pretty in depth without throwing a lot of jargon around to confuse the layman.
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i would suggest the same as mykee ("The Biology, Husbandry and Health Care of Reptiles") i too have that book and find it very informative.
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the encyclopedia of snakes, by Chris Mattison is an excellant one a little pricey though (hardcover)
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Snakes of the world.
And my all time favourite, Reptile Medecine and Surgery by Mader, a must for everyone!!!!
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Siretsap do you know about how much the *Reptile Medicene and Surgery* book costs? p.s. USD please :-P
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Old 11-13-03, 07:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Siretsap which Snakes of the world book are you talking about. No joke there are about 50 book with some variation of that title.

Also any idea where Reptile Medicene and Surgery can be found

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I love herp books!

For an idea of what it was like to be a herper back in the day.....

"Snakes in fact and fiction" James Oliver
"Snakes: the keeper and the kept" Kauffeld
"Snakes and snake hunting" Kauffled
"Life love and reptiles" Minton

The bible of rattlesnake books!
"Rattlesnakes" Klauber

For the croc fans!
"Handbook of Alligators and crocodiles" Grenard

And one other!
"Poisonous snakes of the world" various authors

Then there are the heaps of field guides out there!
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Derrick, type in "reptile medicine and surgery" on google and it pops up in amazon.com

$99!!

its a great book!
very technical but covers everything.
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Ontario_herper "Poisonous snakes of the world" various authors


is that the one put out by the US Navy???
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Check on www.chapters.ca for Reptile medicine
I bought my copy there last Christmas and they had a promotion so it only cost me 130$ shipped to my door!
As for amazon, 99$ us plus shipping doesn't cut it when you live in Canada.
As for the snakes of the world book, there is one on e-bay right now for 70$ us which I find quite expensive.

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The 3 vol set by Dr.Ackerman is quite the advanced reading chore as is Dr Fry's Biology texts....There are a number of good reads that are informative and depending on the level of herp experiance have been posted already...there is another book that I read some years back that was great.."The Keeper and the Kept" ...sorry I can't remember who the author was....
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Siretsap, this one? its 7$ on ebay
Author: Peter Brazaitis and Myrna E. Watanabe
Title: THE WORLD OF SNAKES
Publisher: Tetra Press
Copyright: 1993
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There is also this book you might want. I bought it from the same person on e-bay and am really satisfied with his shipping methods and the book is really good for those species.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...&category=1285

that book you mentioned is pretty good, but you might also consider this one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...gory=1285&rd=1
but I would check if you could get it for less cause it's quite expensive for 70$ plus shipping, but she is situeated in ontario and I did buy books from her before without hassles and shipping is honest.
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