Snakes of the Eastern United States

Whit Gibbons

The first new guide of its kind in more than a decade

Reviews

Snakes of the Eastern United States is extraordinarily informative about snake biology and impresses on the reader that snakes are an integral part of the natural world we share with them. This book will go far toward educating the public and encouraging everyone to respect these intriguing creatures.”
—Jim Fowler, Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom

“I have always enjoyed learning about snakes and found this book to be the best source I have seen to continue doing so. Great job with awesome illustrations.”
—Jeff Corwin, Animal Planet


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Description

More than sixty species of snakes are found in the eastern United States, the region of highest biodiversity of all reptiles and amphibians in North America. In this brand new guide, stunning photographs, colorful geographic range maps, and comprehensive written accounts provide essential information about each species—including detailed identification characteristics, general ecology and behavior, and conservation status. Carefully researched and written by an expert herpetologist, the guide is directed toward a general audience interested in natural history.

Additional information supports the already fact-filled snake species profiles. A chapter on urban and suburban snake ecology focuses on species most commonly found in some of the country’s largest cities and residential settings. A chapter on snake conservation includes information on threats faced by native species in many regions of the eastern United States. Another chapter provides the latest updates on the status of invasive species of pythons and boa constrictors that have now become naturalized permanent residents in certain areas of the country. This is the most accessible and informative guide to snakes of the eastern United States available anywhere.

Features:

  • More than 385 stunning color photographs
  • Colorful geographic range maps
  • Species accounts that cover identification, general ecology and behavior, and conservation status
  • Extra information on snakes in urban and suburban areas
  • Strong conservation message, with a focus on environmental threats to native species
  • Coverage of invasive snakes

Covers snakes in these states (plus Washington, DC):
Alabama
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Mississippi
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin

Series/imprint:
A Wormsloe Foundation Nature Book

Page count: 392 pp.
385 color photos, 64 distribution maps, 68 size charts
Trim size: 6.125 x 9.25

 



Paper
List price: $32.95
978-0-8203-4970-1
04/15/2017

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Whit Gibbons is a professor emeritus of ecology at the University of Georgia and author or co-author of several books on herpetology and ecology, including Keeping All the Pieces, Snakes of the Southeast, Revised Edition, Frogs and Toads of the Southeast, Lizards and Crocodilians of the Southeast, Turtles of the Southeast, and Salamanders of the Southeast (all Georgia).