London: Reaktion Books, 2005. Octavo, paperback, photographs, colour and black and white illustrations.
Reaktion Animal Series. Part of an unusual series that looks at the subject animal and its place in human history. This title traces the snake's natural history and explores its complex symbolism accross a variety of cultures. The author looks at the roles snakes have played in culture and science, and their use in cooking and medicine. Other titles in this animal series are available.
Price: $25.00 AU