"Combines solid scientific reference material, which is not too technical for the layman to understand, with popular natural history, folklore about rattlesnakes and about their bites, and rattlesnake stories from credible and incredible sources. A wonderfully interesting book."--"Tucson Star
About the Author
Laurence M. Klauber was an electrical engineer who began seriously studying reptiles in his forties. He volunteered to become the San Diego Zoo's first Curator of Reptiles, and his fascination with snakes and lizards eventually brought him international scientific recognition. He died in 1968 at the age of eighty-four.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.