Handbook of Snakes of the United States and Canada

Handbook of Snakes of the United States and Canada

For years Albert Hazen Wright and Anna Allen Wright traveled extensively, attempting to observe every species of snake in North America in its natural surroundings and collecting data and live specimens. Their exhaustive research resulted in a famous two-volume sourcebook, first published in 1957. Abundantly and painstakingly illustrated by the authors, this personalized natural history organizes for ready reference a wealth of information on American and Canadian snakes.

Across the two volumes of Handbook of Snakes of the United States and Canada are accounts of more than three hundred species and subspecies, accompanied by photographs, drawings, and distribution maps. Generous excerpts from the authors' field journals give the reader a vivid feeling of some of the satisfactions and conclusions of the Wrights' search.

Volume II includes species accounts of nineteen species, from Oxybelis (pike-headed tree snakes) to Sistrurus (ground rattlesnakes, pigmy rattlesnakes, and massasaugas), as well as a glossary and an index for both volumes. (Note that Volume II does not include the introductory overview of snake biology and behavior, which can be found in Volume I.)

Albert Hazen Wright

Albert Hazen Wright (1879–1970) was Professor of Zoology, Emeritus, at Cornell University. In 1955, he was awarded the Eminent Ecologist Award by the Ecological Society of America.



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Handbook of Snakes of the United States and Canada
Two-Volume Set
Albert Hazen Wright, Anna Allen Wright
Across the two volumes of Handbook of Snakes of the United States and Canada are accounts of more than three hundred species and subspecies, accompanied by photographs, drawings, and distribution maps.



Handbook of Snakes of the United States and Canada
Albert Hazen Wright, Anna Allen Wright
Volume I features an introductory section covering biology and behavior, an informative foreword by Jonathan A. Campbell updating the nomenclature, and in-depth accounts of 29 snake species, from Leptotyphlopidae (blind snakes) to Opheodrys (green snakes).