The Curator of Reptiles of the New York Zoological Society separates the truth from fiction in this herpetological study...

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SNAKES IN FACT AND FICTION

The Curator of Reptiles of the New York Zoological Society separates the truth from fiction in this herpetological study which combines folklore and myth, facts about world wide varieties, and many incidents of exploring, collecting and handling. From the great snakes of legend, to sea serpents and hoaxes, to the giant snakes -- anaconda, python, boa constrictor- he goes on to tell of the enormous meals eaten by snakes, which are the aggressive (they are really being defensive), the dangerous kinds: he informs on snake charmers and the family life of reptiles, where there are snakes and where there are not, enemies of snakes and actual experiences of other herpetologists. A book of special interest in its field and with a definite place in natural history.

Pub Date: May 13, 1958

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Publisher: Macmillan

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1958