This is a comprehensive, detailed reference work on the nine genera and their species in the subfamily Viperinae. The book incorporates the efforts of David Mallow and David Ludwig as well as the up-to-date
taxonomy of Göran Nilson. The result is a valuable reference describing the frontier of knowledge of viper taxonomy. Each species account is based on a thorough review of the world literature and includes
information on ecology, biology, physiology, toxicology, distribution, behavior and husbandry. This book is an invaluable reference for professional and amateur herpetologists; for ecologists and environmental
scientists; for educators; and for keepers and breeders. The text is supplemented by color plates and distribution maps, and includes an extensive bibliography.