SpringerBriefs in Animal Sciences

Snakes of Italy

Herpetological Treatise on the Biology and Iconography of Italian Ophidians

Authors: Achille, Gabriele

Free Preview
  • Provides an accessible and succinct overview
  • Numerous color illustrations to help readers identify snakes
Show all benefits

Buy this book

eBook 46,00 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-14106-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 57,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-14105-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
About this book

This book offers a comprehensive review of the biology of snakes, focusing on Italian species. The snakes of Italy belong to the two families Colubridae and Viperidae, and for each species the systematic classification and chorology including distribution maps are presented. Furthermore, readers will learn how to carry out field studies, how to handle snakes and how to photograph them. The book concludes with a chapter on the iconography of historical Italian snakes and their importance in popular science, and one on myths and legends. This SpringerBriefs volume will appeal to herpetologists and technical staff. The section on iconography may also be of interest to museum staff.

Reviews

“Achille … has produced a volume on the biology, art, and natural and human-related history of the 18 species of Italian snakes. … The iconographic comments and illustrations are themselves worthy of the purchase price and make the book a good acquisition for history and biology sections of public and university libraries. Summing Up: Recommended. All readers.” (E. D. Keiser, Choice, Vol. 53 (1), September, 2015)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 46,00 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-14106-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 57,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-14105-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Snakes of Italy
Book Subtitle
Herpetological Treatise on the Biology and Iconography of Italian Ophidians
Authors
Translated by
Frulla, E.
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Animal Sciences
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-14106-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-14106-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-14105-3
Series ISSN
2211-7504
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 180
Number of Illustrations
94 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour
Topics