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Unread post by Batmad » Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:43 pm

i know their is a book by johan maries but are there any more?
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Unread post by restio » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:50 pm

From the list of recommended books:

Field Guide To Snakes And Other Reptiles Of Southern Africa
Author(s): Bill Branch
Publisher: Struik
ISBN: 1868720403
Publication Date: 1998
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Unread post by Imberbe » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:39 pm

Those are the two top books currently available, and both are worth getting.

Marais also wrote a recent snake i.d. book. Not sure what the name is, maybe someone can add?

The one you referred to is:

A complete guide to the snakes of Southern Africa
Johan Marais
ISBN 1 8 6872 932 X

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