Snakes of the American West
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Published by Knopf; [distributed by Random House] in New York .
Written in English



  • West (U.S.)


  • Snakes -- West (U.S.),
  • Reptiles -- West (U.S.)

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 271-280.

Statement[by] Charles E. Shaw and Sheldon Campbell.
ContributionsCampbell, Sheldon, joint author.
LC ClassificationsQL665 .S5 1974
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 328 p.
Number of Pages328
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5415496M
ISBN 100394488822
LC Control Number73007304

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