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  1. eipper

    eipper Very Well-Known Member APS Veteran

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    Just a thought re identification might be worth a sticky thread on recommended reading. If you guys would like me to put something together let me know. I could also put up notifications and references to new taxonomic papers as they are released.

    Let et me know and btw I hope everyone has finished the new Cogger by now. So good to see the whole thing printed!

    cheers
    Scott
     
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    MesseNoire Well-Known Member

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    I would love to read anything new or recommended!
     
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    Sounds like a great idea, Scott! Look forward to it.
     
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    andynic07 Very Well-Known Member

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    I would love to know if there is one book that is best for reptile health and disease as there are so many out there.
     
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    jedi_339 Well-Known Member

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    I'd appreciate any new taxonomic papers that go up for sure, the latest Varanus pilbarensis/hammerslyensis paper is subscription only :(

    I'd think Danny Browns new book would be one of the better ones because it is the most up to date? Also focuses on Australian species and Australian diseases.

    (Just checked and it's not actually written by Dan himself, but it's on his website for sale)
     
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    andynic07 Very Well-Known Member

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    That one was just suggested by Dr Shane Simpson on a Facebook page as well so thanks and I will be buying that one I think.
     
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    butters Well-Known Member

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    It's probably the best mainstream book around Andy and Danny is always good to deal with IME. Or should I say Wendy is as it's usually her that handles the bookshop.
     
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    andynic07 Very Well-Known Member

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    Book already ordered mate cheers.
     
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    Thanks for the order Andy! Will drop it around myself tomorrow morning.
     
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    andynic07 Very Well-Known Member

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    Wow that is service, no wonder this is my second or third book that I have bought and will continue ordering my future books through you guys. Great , reliable , fast and personal service. Well done guys.
     
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    eipper Very Well-Known Member APS Veteran

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    Hi all,

    Here is a start I will continue to add to it...... via editing

    Cheers,
    Scott


    Brown, D 2012 A guide to Australian Dragons in Captivity, Reptile Publications, Burleigh

    Brown, D 2012 A guide to Australian Geckos in Captivity, Reptile Publications, Burleigh

    Brown, D 2012 A guide to Australian Monitors in Captivity, Reptile Publications, Burleigh

    Brown, D 2012 A guide to Australian Skinks in Captivity, Reptile Publications, Burleigh

    Canale, E, Isbister, GK & Currie, B 2009, ‘Investigating pressure bandaging for snakebite in a simulated setting: bandage type, training and the effect of transport, Emergency Medicine Australasia, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 184–190.[/h]

    Cogger, HG, Cameron, E & Cogger H 1983 Zooological catalogue of Australia 1 Amphibia and reptilia, Australian Government Publishing Service. Canberra

    Cogger, HG 2014, Reptiles and amphibians of Australia, CSIRO, Sydney.

    Ehmann, H 1992 Encyclopaedia of Australian animals: reptiles, Collins Angus and Robertson, Sydney.

    Eipper, S 2012 A guide to Australian frogs in Captivity, Reptile Publications, Burleigh

    Eipper, S 2012 A guide to Australian Snakes in Captivity - Elapids and Colubrids, Reptile Publications, Burleigh

    Elliott, A 2012 A guide to Australian Turtles in Captivity, Reptile Publications, Burleigh

    Fry, BF, Holger, S, van der Weerd, L, Young, B, McNaughtan, J, Ramjan, R,Vidal, N, Poelmann, RE & Norman, JA 2008, ‘Evolution of an Arsenal-structural and functional diversification of the venom system in the advanced snakes (CAENOPHIDIA)’, Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, vol 7, no. 2, pp. 215–246.

    Gillam, MW 1979, ‘The genus Pseudonaja (Serpentes: Elapidae) in the Northern Territory’, Territory Parks and Wildlife Commission, Research Bulletin, no. 1.

    Gow, GF 1989, Graeme Gow’s complete guide to Australian snakes, Angus and Robertson, Sydney.

    Greer, AE 1987, The biology and evolution of Australian lizards, Surrey Beatty and Sons, Chipping Norton, New South Wales.

    Greer, AE 1997, The biology and evolution of Australian snakes, Surrey Beatty and Sons, Chipping Norton, New South Wales.


    Isbister, GK, Halkidis, L, O’Leary, MA, Whitaker, R, Cullen, P, Mulcahy, R, Bonnin, R & Brown SGA 2010, ‘Human anti-snake venom IgG antibodies in a previously bitten snake-handler, but no protection against local envenoming’, Toxicon, vol. 55, pp. 646–649.

    Kuch, U, Keogh, Keogh, JS, Weigel, J, Smith, LA & Mebs, D 2005, ‘Phylogeography of Australia’s King Brown Snake (Pseudechis australis) reveals Pliocene divergence and Pleistocene dispersal of a top predator’, Naturwissenschaften vol. 92, pp. 121–127.

    Mara, WP 1990 Venomous snakes of the world, TFH Publications.

    Mirtschin, PJ & Davis, R 1991 Dangerous snakes of australia—an illustrated guide to Australia’s most venomous snakes, rev edn, Ure Smith Press, Willoughby, New South Wales.

    Murphy, JC 2007, Homalopsid Snakes: evolution in the mud, Kreiger Publishing, Florida, USA.

    Murphy, JC 2011, ‘The nomenclature and systematics of some Australiasian Homalopsid snakes (Squamata: Serpentes: Homalopsidae)’, The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, vol. 59, no. 2, pp. 229–236.

    O’Shea, MT 1996, A guide to the snakes of Papua New Guinea, Independent Publishing, Port Moresby.

    Shine, R 1991, Australian Snakes—a natural history, Reed Books, Balgowlah, New South Wales.

    Smith, HM & Chiszar, D 2006, ‘Dilemma of name recognition—why and when to use new combinations of scientific names. Herpetological Conservation and Biology, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 6–8.


    Storr GM, Smith, LA & Johnstone, RE 2002, Snakes of Western Australia, (rev. edn), Western Australian Museum, Perth, Western Australia.
    Sutherland, S K 1983, Australian Animal Toxins, Oxford University Press, Melbourne.

    Wells, R & Wellington C, R, 1983 A synopsis of the class reptilia in Australia. Australian Journal of Herpetology, vol 1 no. 3 &4,

    White, J 2001, CSL antivenom handbook, Commonwealth Serum Laboratories, Parkville, Melbourne.

    Williams, D, Jensen, S, Nimorakiotakis, B & Winkel, KD (eds) 2005, Venomous bites and stings in Papua New Guinea – A guide to treatment for health workers and doctors, Australian Venom Research Unit, Melbourne.

    Wilson, SK 2005, A field guide to reptiles of Queensland, New Holland, Chatswood, Sydney.

    Wilson, SK & Swan G 2010, A complete guide to reptiles of Australia. New Holland, Chatswood, Sydney.

    Worrell, E 1963, Reptiles of Australia, Angus and Robertson, Sydney.

    Wuster, W, Dumbrell A J, Hay, C, Pook, CE, Williams, DJ & Fry, BF 2004,
    ‘Snakes across the Strait: trans-Torresian phylogeographic relationships in three genera of Australasian snakes (Serpentes: Elapidae: Acanthophis, Oxyuranus, and Pseudechis)’,
    Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 34, pp. 1–14.
     
  12. Rob

    Rob Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have copied this post into Noteworthy Threads, which is essentially our "Stickies Forum". Any adjustments you make here I will replicate there. Just mention me (or another Mod) in a post so that we are made aware of any changes.

    Cheers for your efforts, Scott.

    http://www.aussiepythons.com/forum/noteworthy-threads-5397/recommended-reading-212528/
     
  13. critterguy

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    Which would be better to go, the following 2 books:
    Brown, D 2012 A guide to Australian Geckos in Captivity, Reptile Publications, Burleigh
    Brown, D 2012 A guide to Australian Skinks in Captivity, Reptile Publications, Burleigh
    Both are around 350 pages.

    Or this book:
    Mike Swan, 2008,Keeping and Breeding Australian Lizards which is 616 pages,

    So I assume it has as much info and pics as the other 2 put together but haven't viewed any of the 3, hence why I'm asking which would be better to get, the first 2 or the 2nd option?
     
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    eipper Very Well-Known Member APS Veteran

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    If it was me I would get both Danny's books
     
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    I agree with Scott. I have all three books and find myself reaching for the first two more often and always before I look in the third.

    They are all good books Danny's are just more up to date.
     
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    Thanks, yeah I saw the difference in the publishing dates and thought the 1st two might have some newer info over the other one.
    Just got to save for them after I finish saving for learner lessons again, nearly finished.
     
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