Venomous Reptiles of the United States, Canada, and Northern Mexico: <I>Crotalus</I>

Author:   Carl H. Ernst ,  Evelyn M. Ernst
Publisher:   Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN:  

9780801898761


Pages:   424
Publication Date:   01 February 2012
Recommended Age:   From 17
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Carl H. Ernst ,  Evelyn M. Ernst
Publisher:   Johns Hopkins University Press
Imprint:   Johns Hopkins University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 17.80cm , Height: 2.90cm , Length: 25.40cm
Weight:   1.043kg
ISBN:  

9780801898761


ISBN 10:   0801898765
Pages:   424
Publication Date:   01 February 2012
Recommended Age:   From 17
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroductionList of AbbreviationsVenomEnvenomation by North American ReptilesTreatment of Envenomation by ReptilesConservation of Venomous North American ReptilesIdentification of the Venomous Reptiles of Canada, the United States, and Northern MexicoKey to the Families of North American Venomous ReptilesHelodermatidae: Beaded Lizards and Gila MonstersHeloderma horridum, Beaded LizardHeloderma suspectum, Gila MonsterElapidae: Elapid SnakesMicruroides euryxanthus, Western CoralsnakeMicrurus distans, West Mexican CoralsnakeMicrurus fulvius, Harlequin CoralsnakeMicrurus tener, Texas CoralsnakePelamis platura, Yellow-bellied SeasnakeViperidae: Viperid SnakesAgkistrodon bilineatus, CantilAgkistrodon contortrix, CopperheadAgkistrodon piscivorus, CottonmouthAgkistrodon taylori, Taylor's CantilSistrurus catenatus, MassasaugaSistrurus miliarius, Pygmy RattlesnakeGlossary of Scientific NamesBibliographyIndex to Common and Scientific Names

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A well written and detailed reference book... covering topics of great interest to both reptile enthusiast and the professional herpetologist alike. -- Daniel P. Madigan, Indianapolis Zoo This book has more information on these reptiles than I have ever seen in a book. Carl Ernst and Evelyn Ernst were great in compiling the information to make this book into an amazing and informational read. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. Cybertron Reviews 2012 These volumes are an essential purchase for academic and large public libraries, and a very worthwhile acquisition for smaller libraries. -- Frederic F. Burchsted American Reference Books Annual 2012 The second volume of the comprehensive herpetology reference Venomous Reptiles of the United States, Canada, and Northern Mexico is a 'must' recommendation for any college-level science holding serious about herpetology. Midwest Book Review 2012 Venomous Reptiles of the United States, Canada, and Northern Mexico is a valuable source of information for anyone interested in these species, and is sure to be a standard reference for serious herpetologists. -- Steven Winchell Reptilia 2012


A well written and detailed reference book... covering topics of great interest to both reptile enthusiast and the professional herpetologist alike. -- Daniel P. Madigan, Indianapolis Zoo This book has more information on these reptiles than I have ever seen in a book. Carl Ernst and Evelyn Ernst were great in compiling the information to make this book into an amazing and informational read. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. Cybertron Reviews These fascinating books cover all the venomous lizards and snakes... An essential purchase for academic and large public libraries, and a very worthwhile acquisition for smaller libraries. -- Frederic F. Burchsted American Reference Books Annual The second volume of the comprehensive herpetology reference Venomous Reptiles of the United States, Canada, and Northern Mexico is a 'must' recommendation for any college-level science holding serious about herpetology. Midwest Book Review Venomous Reptiles of the United States, Canada, and Northern Mexico: Crotalus, Volume 2 completes this invaluable reference work. It will be the standard reference for herpetologists, and a source of fascination for enthusiasts. -- Steven Winchell Reptilia This two-volume set is by far the most complete, thoroughly researched, and accurate work on North American venomous reptiles yet published... Essential. Choice


A well written and detailed reference book... covering topics of great interest to both reptile enthusiast and the professional herpetologist alike. -- Daniel P. Madigan, Indianapolis Zoo This book has more information on these reptiles than I have ever seen in a book. Carl Ernst and Evelyn Ernst were great in compiling the information to make this book into an amazing and informational read. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. Cybertron Reviews 2012 These volumes are an essential purchase for academic and large public libraries, and a very worthwhile acquisition for smaller libraries. -- Frederic F. Burchsted American Reference Books Annual 2012


Author Information

Carl H. Ernst, professor emeritus at George Mason University and a research associate at the Smithsonian Institution, is coauthor of Turtles of the United States and Canada, also published by Johns Hopkins. Until her recent retirement, Evelyn M. Ernst taught high school chemistry and biology and was an administrator with the National Science Resources Center. Together they wrote Snakes of the United States and Canada.

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