Mark Laita has put together a spectacular book of snake photography called Serpentine ($39). Serpentines photographs span the beautiful and the dangerous in a collage of color and danger. Accompanying the photographs is an essay written by William T. Vollmann. The snakes covered in the book include such beauties as the black mamba, pit viper and the candy-cane-striped albino Honduran milk snake. The images in Serpentine will, at the same time, haunt and amaze.