TRUE VIPERS: Natural History and Toxinology of Old World Vipers

Author(s)

Mallow, David

Ludwig, David

Nilson, Göran

Edition

Orig. Ed 2003

Pages

ISBN #

Cloth/Paper

U.S. Dollars

410

0-89464-877-2

C

$93.25

Description

Reviews

This is a comprehensive, detailed reference work on the nine genera and their species in the family Viperidae. The book incorporates the efforts of David Mallow and David Ludwig as well as the up-to-date taxonomy of Göran Nilson. The result is a valuable reference describing the frontier of knowledge of viper taxonomy. Each species account is based on a thorough review of the world literature and includes information on ecology, biology, physiology, toxinology, distribution, behavior, and husbandry. This book is an invaluable reference for professional and amateur herpetologists; for ecologists and environmental scientists; for educators; and for keepers and breeders. The text is supplemented by 71 color plates and includes an extensive bibliography.

"Here is one book you will refer to again and again. 'The species descriptions are complete with excellent bits of interest such as the snakebite case histories which tell you a lot more than the usual: 'pain, swelling, bleeding and sometimes death." -- Rom Whitaker, Hamadryad, August 2003

"Overall, this is an up-to-date, useful, informative and very accessible book that will appeal to layman and professional alike, and will be a worthwhile addition to any herpetological library." -- Thomas G. Anton, Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 39 (1), January 2004

"… the photographic quality is excellent with some 'mind-blowing' images and some very interesting species being depicted…this is most certainly a title worthy of the bookshelf of anyone with any sort of interest however slight in venomous snakes in general and vipers in particular." -- Alan H. Wilkie, The Herptile, 28:3, September 2003

"True Vipers is an invaluable reference for professional and amateur herpetologists." -- Graham J. Alexander, African Journal of Herpetology, 52 (2) 2003

"… this volume provides broad coverage of a poorly reviewed group of snakes. It is well done and will be a useful reference for anyone interested in these snakes, including those working with venom and envenomation." -- Brian I. Crother, $The Quarterly Review of Biology, Volume 79, Number 1, March 2004

"The authors' objective when writing this book was 'to furnish the reader a summary of taxonomy, general biology and toxinology for vipers.' They have indeed accomplished their goals, producing a work that has become a comprehensive and thorough resource for all those interested in learning about the Family Viperidae…A thorough review of literature during the publication of this book resulted in an extensive bibliography, which covers 60 pages…Captive husbandry techniques are detailed for many species, and there is excellent referenced information included in the bite and venom sections." -- Diane Barber, Curator of Ectotherms, Fort Worth Zoo, Animal Keepers' Forum, Vol. 31 No. 5, May 2004

"Without a doubt the most complete reference for the true vipers, this high-quality hardbound book is highly recommended for herpetologists, conservationists, terrarium keepers, and anyone who ventures out into the field." -- Javier Valverde, Reptilia, August 2004

$"…I have no hesitation in recommending this excellent summation of the natural history and toxinology of true vipers as a reference." -- Philippe Golay, Herpetological Review, 35 (2), 2004

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