Snakes Of India: The Field Guide 01 Edition
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    Snakes Of India: The Field Guide 01 Edition (English, Hardcover, Ashok Captain, Romulus Whitaker)

    Snakes Of India: The Field Guide 01 Edition  (English, Hardcover, Ashok Captain, Romulus Whitaker)

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    Features
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: DRACO BOOKS
    • ISBN: 9788190187329, 8190187325
    • Edition: 01, 2008
    • Pages: 385
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    Description
    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 nonvenomous. 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.

    Ashok Captain is an ophidian taxonomist and photographer who is either in the hill forests of India's remote northeast or the specimen rooms at the Bombay Natural History Society. He is particularly fond of the monsoons, umbrellas and leeches.

    Each book you buy contributes to the printing of “Snakes of India” in 15 Indian languages.

    If you have new information on Indian snake distribution, behavior, snakebite or good photograph of species not covered in this book, write to us.

    Table of Contents
    What this book is about
    Introduction to snakes in general
    Snakebite and antivenom
    Snake People
    Snake Laws in India
    Checklist of the snakes of India
    Introduction to snakes covered in this book
    Species descriptions
      • Worm Snakes
      • Shieldtail Snakes
      • Sunbeam Snakes
      • Pythons
      • Boas
      • Snail-eaters
      • File Snakers
      • Trinket Snakes
      • Rat Snakes
      • Racers
      • Royal Snakes
      • Stripe-necked Snakes
      • Awl-headed Snakes
      • Indian Smooth Snake
      • Kukri Snakes
      • Bronzeback Tree Snakes
      • Flying Snakes
      • Wolf Snakes
      • Bridal Snakes
      • Black-headed Snakes
      • Keelbacks and False Cobras
      • Oriental Slender Snakes
      • Forest Snakes
      • Iridescent Snakes
      • Narrow-headed Snakes
      • Cat Snakes
      • Sand Snakes
      • Mock Vipers
      • Vine Snakes
      • Smooth-scaled Water Snakes
      • Brachkish Water Snakes
      • Kraits
      • Coral Snakes
      • Cobras
      • King Cobra
      • See Snakes
      • Vipers
      • Pit Vipers
    Index to common names
    Index to scientific names
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    Specifications
    Book Details
    • Publication Year
      • 2008
    Contributors
    • Author
      • Ashok Captain, Romulus Whitaker
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    5

    This is the best book

    I have used this book. It's like one man army books. Book decorated with all basic snake info, beutiful photos,helpful in identifying snakes comman in india. Must for nature lover
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    Mangesh Thakur

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    5

    Best field guide for Indian snakes

    Most comprehensive field guide for Indian snakes! Easy to understand for pros and amateurs, and of course loved the brilliant photographs. I have been using it for several years now and have not had to refer anything else. 157 species covers most species that you can come across, I'm sure more will be covered in the new edition. Must have for folks interested in Indian ophiology!
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    Soham Mukherjee

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    Very good Book

    This book very good book for identifying indian snakes . Each snakes are described well. Color photos are as I expected , so real , looks like they are just in front of me . Related infos are good to read . But I think one vital thing is missing and that is local names of those snakes . If local names were provided , this book could become just awesome and master book in Indian snakes .
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    Ramesh Kisku

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    23 Jan, 2013

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    5

    Simply awesome

    Good, useful
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    4

    Value-for-money

    I am thinking of buying this book in discount price but the price of book is even feels costier as there is Android app for Indian snakes which is free of cost and having detailes of 211 snakes with photos.
    I respect Romulus sir and thier work. Don't want to compare app n book but if you see the android app it is also very good. Previous edition had low price as compare to new one. Hope there will be 50% discount then I'll buy it...! Otherwise I have app which is very nice and works offline a...
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    5

    Highly recommended

    Very good book
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    Arijit Saha

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    13 Sep, 2016

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    4

    more than paper bound less than hard bound

    pictures n information in the book are quite impressive and useful....
    yes coming to the state of the book I received was little more than paper bound, though it was mentioned out to be hard bound, other than that everything was good
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    Dr.Bhagyaraju devarapalli

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    29 Apr, 2014

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    Worth Book for Indian Snakes...

    I thank FlipKart for offering a good deal of such a nice and informative book on snakes of India. The book is fantastic with full identification key. Over all it gives great knowledge about snake and helpful for field identification but still some species are not introduced in this addition.
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    Sachinkumar Patil

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    9 Apr, 2014

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    Excellent reference for snakes

    This books has outstanding illustrations along with a good synopsis of common Indian snakes. It's a treasure chest for the any snake enthusiast.
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    Saikat Mitra

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    4 Jan, 2014

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    Snakes Of India The Field Guide (Review)

    This is a very interesting book. They have covered almost all the things about snakes. The pictures are good. They have mentioned the technique for scale counting and named the head scales with pictures.
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    Amal Jose

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