xiv, 479p., Full of Col. Illus., Index, 23 cm. (Printed on Royal Glossy Art Paper)
This is the definitive color field guide to Indian snakes aimed at both amateurs and specialists. It concisely describes more than 150 species of snakes, both venomous and non venomous. Many of the species covered are also found in Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Snake identification is made easy through stunning photographs and includes many of the color variations found in Indian snakes. Each species account includes description, scalation, natural history, a distribution map and look-alikes. Other sections include snakebite, snake people in India, laws protecting snakes and a complete, up to date checklist.