Mark is the author of five books and numerous articles.
He has also contributed chapters to books on subjects are varied as Amazonian ecology,
snakebite in the Asian-Pacific region, and endangered species.

Mark is also an avid herpetological book collector, the first room completed in his
Shropshire home was his Edwardian-style library.

We are able to offer several of Mark's titles,
signed and dedicated,
and at
specially reduced prices
here in the O'Shea Shop.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to view the titles available.


Mark in his library, at home in Shropshire.


"A man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who cant' read them."
Mark Twain (1835-1910)


"What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us.
The greatest university of all is a collection of books."
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)


"A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking."
Jerry Seinfeld (1954- )


"Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content."
Paul Valery (1871-1945)


"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.."
Charles W.Eliot (1834-1926)


"The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind."
William Blake (1757-1827)


"Marriage: putting one's hand into a bag of snakes on the chance of drawing out an eel."
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)


Boas and Pythons of the World
(original hardback)
Boas and Pythons of the World
(new hardback)
Venomous Snakes of the World
(new hardback)

Click on the title that interests you