A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa

The response to A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa, which was first published in 1992, was overwhelmingly positive and evoked many helpful comments. This new edition has been revised in the light of such comments and the ...

Author: Johan Marais

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 192054464X

Category: Nature

Page: 312

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This detailed and comprehensive guide to the 151 snakes indigenous to southern Africa covers all essential aspects of snake biology and behaviour. Now in its second edition, A Complete Guide to Snakes of Southern Africa has been updated, revised and expanded to include at least 11 newly discovered and 30 re-classified species and sub-species. New information based on international scientific research has been included in the species accounts relating to behaviour, identification, reproduction and snake venoms. Species descriptions are now accompanied by full-colour photographs. Simple icons make essential information available at a glance. A separate 'look out for' box assists in quickly identifying species in the field. Chapters on classification and identification, keeping snakes, and the prevention and treatment of snakebite supplement the species accounts. This readable and user-friendly guide will be invaluable to herpetologists, snake collectors, hikers, gardeners, campers and householders, or anyone who may encounter or want to know more about these fascinating and widely misunderstood reptiles.

The Wildlife of Southern Africa

Field Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik. Marais, Johan. 2014. Snakes and Snakebite in Southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik Nature. Marais, Johan. 2004. A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern ...

Author: Vincent Carruthers

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 1775844641

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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A field guide to the wildlife of southern Africa, describing over 2,000 plants and animals, with accurate illustrations in full colour. This book has been a trusted fi eld companion for many years. Comprehensively updated, it now features range maps for most groups. The chapters are colour-coded for easy reference, and diagnostic features appear in bold type within the descriptions. Each chapter is written by a leading expert in the field. All the main plant and animal groups are covered: Lower invertebrates, Spiders and other arachnids, Insects, Freshwater fishes, Frogs, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals, Grasses, sedges, ferns and fungi, Wild flowers, Trees

The Dangerous Snakes of Africa

Bill Branch (1988) Field Guide to the Snakes and other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik. Covers all southern African reptiles; slightly dated; pictures bound in a block at the end. Johan Marais (2004) A Complete Guide to ...

Author: Steve Spawls

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472960289

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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Africa is a true hotspot for snake diversity, with several hundred species. Unfortunately, a scared snake or one that is trodden on may bite, and some species have venom that can prove fatal. The Dangerous Snakes of Africa is an indispensable guide to these reptiles. It covers all 137 dangerous snake species in Africa, along with another 70 species that are easily confused with them. All are described, with each account looking in detail at their identification, habitat and distribution, behaviour and venom, as well as how to treat bites and a selection of photographs, accompanied by an accurate range map. Introductory sections cover the major snake groups, their venom characteristics, how to avoid snake bites and first-aid advice. This comprehensive book is an essential tool for all naturalists, conservationists, educators, field workers and medical personnel throughout Africa.

Wildlife of South Africa

Field Guide to the Snakes and other Reptiles of Southern Africa. 3rd edition. Struik Publishers, Cape Town. Carruthers, V. & Du Preez, L. 2009. Complete Guide to Frogs of Southern Africa. Random House Struik, Cape Town.

Author: Duncan Butchart

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 1431701882

Category: Nature

Page: 168

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A handy, all-in-one photographic field guide to the wildlife of South Africa, covering the region's mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs and trees that are most likely to be seen, with concise accounts and distribution maps for each species. A brief introduction discusses geology, climate, vegetation zones, wildlife hotspots, and tips on watching wildlife. This single volume will find favour with tourists and local enthusiasts alike.

The Book of Snakes

Gulf Publishing, 2000 Central and South America, and the West Indies (national guides not listed) Bartlett, R.D. & P.P. Bartlett. ... Bloomsbury, 2017 Marais, J. A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa (2nd edition).

Author: Mark O'Shea

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022645939X

Category: Nature

Page: 656

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For millennia, humans have regarded snakes with an exceptional combination of fascination and revulsion. Some people recoil in fear at the very suggestion of these creatures, while others happily keep them as pets. Snakes can convey both beauty and menace in a single tongue flick and so these creatures have held a special place in our cultures. Yet, for as many meanings that we attribute to snakes—from fertility and birth to sin and death—the real-life species represent an even wider array of wonders. The Book of Snakes presents 600 species of snakes from around the world, covering nearly one in six of all snake species. It will bring greater understanding of a group of reptiles that have existed for more than 160 million years, and that now inhabit every continent except Antarctica, as well as two of the great oceans. This volume pairs spectacular photos with easy-to-digest text. It is the first book on these creatures that combines a broad, worldwide sample with full-color, life-size accounts. Entries include close-ups of the snake’s head and a section of the snake at actual size. The detailed images allow readers to examine the intricate scale patterns and rainbow of colors as well as special features like a cobra’s hood or a rattlesnake’s rattle. The text is written for laypeople and includes a glossary of frequently used terms. Herpetologists and herpetoculturists alike will delight in this collection, and even those with a more cautious stance on snakes will find themselves drawn in by the wild diversity of the suborder Serpentes.

Snakes Snakebite in Southern Africa

A Guide to the Reptiles of Southern Africa. Struik Nature, Cape Town, South Africa. Branch, B. 1998. Field Guide to Snakes and other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Struik Nature, Cape Town, South Africa. Marais, J. 2004. A Complete Guide ...

Author: Johan Marais

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 177584207X

Category: Nature

Page: 120

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An essential guide to identifying all dangerous snakes and common harmless snakes in southern Africa, as well as quick and important practical advice on first aid measures in the case of snakebite. Simple icons, distribution maps, succinct text and numerous full-colour photographs assist with easy identification of snakes commonly encountered in the region. Symptoms and treatment of snakebites are described, providing the reader with vital first-aid information. Clear, practical and easy-to-use, Snakes and Snakebite in Southern Africa will prove invaluable to all those with outdoor interests.

A Field Guide to the Clarens Village Conservancy

Ultimate Guides, Free State, Clarens/Fouriesburg. Lynch, C.D. 1983. The Mammals of the Orange Free State. Memoirs van die Nasionale Museum, Bloemfontein 18: i-218. Marais, Johan. 2004. A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa.

Author: Rodney Moffett

Publisher: UJ Press

ISBN: 192842421X

Category: Nature

Page: 164

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With the scenic village of Clarens located on the western edge of the Maloti-Drakensberg, the Clarens Village Conservancy offers a taste of biodiversity quite special to this region: it forms an area of overlap between western arid elements, moist eastern elements, Afromontane elements, and Drakensberg alpine elements. As such, there is a treat for adventurers around every corner in this rugged environment. Thanks to active and well-managed civic organisations such as the Clarens Village Conservancy, this natural heritage will not go unappreciated. We are truly privileged to live and work in this environment, and hope that this Field Guide will inspire many visitors to come to marvel at our mountains and its treasures.

Snakes in Question Second Edition

Capetown, South Africa: Parnell & Sons. ____. 1974. A Field Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa. London: Collins. Marais, J. 1992. A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa. Malabar, Florida: Krieger. Pitman, C. R. S. 1974.

Author: George R. Zug

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1588345157

Category: Nature

Page: 200

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This new edition of Snakes in Question has been completely updated to take into account the most recent research available, offering useful scientific information about snakes while dispelling many widely-circulated myths and common fears. Accompanied by 100 stunning color photographs and written in the popular question-and-answer format of Smithsonian's “In Question” series, the book tells how snakes breathe, hear, smell, and much more. It covers not only the life cycle of snakes but also explores such phenomena as the rattlesnake's rattle, the viper's hiss, and the snake charmer's secrets. It addresses common folktales about snakes (do snakes milk cows?) and describes giant snakes, both real and imaginary. The authors also give expert advice on such subjects as distinguishing venomous species from harmless look-alikes and keeping snakes as pets.

Get Bushwise On Safari

A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa. Struik, Cape Town. Picker M, Griffiths C, Weaving A. 2002. Field Guide to Insects of South Africa. Struik, Cape Town. Leeming J. 2003. Scorpions of Southern Africa. Struik, Cape Town.

Author: Nadine Clarke

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 1920572856

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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This bumper edition, comprising three lively children’s nature guides, brings together a treasure trove of information, colourful images, games and activities for young readers. A local guide leads adventurers on safaris into three surprisingly varied worlds: the bushveld, a river and a desert. Each environment brings its unique flavour to the adventure; multiple images (both photos and illustrations) and interesting habits and lifestyles. Readers are encouraged to play along by means of engaging activities, games and quizzes, with answers at the end of each section. Nature’s edible treats and useful props are introduced, along with survival techniques for the young explorer. This volume illuminates three important southern African natural arenas, and will engage readers from cover to cover.