Friday, May 19, 2023

Snakes: From Vipers to Boa Constrictors

Snakes: From Vipers to Boa Constrictors is a beautiful photographic book about snakes by Julianna Photopoulos. Due out 14th June 2023 from Amber Books, it's 224 pages and will be available in hardcover format. 

The first section of the book includes a very basic introduction on snakes as a general family. The bulk of the book contains a gorgeous and very colorful primer of specific snake species arranged by continent. Each entry includes a common name, the genus and species names, and numerous crystal clear photos of the snake, and various behaviours. 

This is a gorgeous hardcover coffee table book. I found it quite appealing and would definitely recommend it for the home or school library or a very nice gift. To appreciate and protect the future of our planet, people have to learn to appreciate and love the creatures with whom we share the earth. A lot of ignorance and fear can be dispelled with calm and factual information. This book shows snakes in their habitats as interesting and worthy of our respect and protection. Many (most?) of the photos are stock photos collected from commercial companies; they're all credited in the index.

Five stars. 

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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