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Ecologist co-authors revised snakes book

Snakes of the Southeast Revised Edition
By Whit Gibbons and Mike Dorcas
UGA Press
Paperback: $28.95

Fifty-three kinds of snakes can be found in the Southeast, almost half of all species native to North America. Filled with more than 300 color photographs, this new edition of Snakes of the Southeast is the most comprehensive authoritative guide to the snakes of the region.

At the heart of the book are its heavily illustrated descriptions of each species. The book includes a wealth of information about the importance of snake conservation and the biology, diversity, habitats and ecology of snakes as well as information about the interactions of humans and snakes.

The book, which is co-authored by Whit Gibbons, professor emeritus of ecology at UGA and the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, promotes a better understanding of the conservation of this fascinating, but often maligned, group of animals.