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Photographer Mark Laita unveils a pantheon of spectacular snakes in this electrifying collection. Inciting both allure and alarm, shining pastel pythons and vibrant green vipers slither across the pages. An illuminating essay by William T. Vollmann accompanies the images, delving into the associations with snakes that haunt our collective imagination.
From the iridescent blue Malaysian coral snake to the candy-cane-striped albino Honduran milk snake, the aptly named beautiful pit viper, and the gleaming black mamba, the world's most dangerous and gorgeous snakes are pictured in Serpentine , showing off their fascinating colors and textures--as well as the sensual forms their movement creates. Through Laita's lens, there is nothing they can do, no position they can take, that fails to be anything but mesmerizing.
Publisher: New York :, Abrams, in association with PQ Blackwell,, 2013
ISBN: 9781419706301
Branch Call Number: 597.96 LAI NVD
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 31 cm


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Oct 06, 2017

From vipers, to mambas, to pythons - If you are interested in snakes - This first-rate book is loaded with great pics and plenty of informative info, too.

Jun 15, 2013

Utterly gorgeous book! The photography is really breathtaking. I've always been fascinated by reptiles, especially snakes. This book doesn't disappoint.

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