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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SNAKES & REPTILES


An illustrated encyclopedia with more than 465 photographs


Derek Hall PUB DATE:


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Aug 2011 (Not for sale in the USA) UK £14.99 (P) 448 (REG448)


165 x 215mm/61 9780754823995 0 7548 2399 7


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• An informative visual encyclopedia illustrated with over 465 stunning photographs


• Lively and accessible information provides an insight into every aspect of reptile evolution, life and behaviour


• Includes chapters on Tortoises and Turtles, Lizards, Snakes, the Tuatara and Crocodiles, with detailed descriptions of the different species


• Survival tactics, habitats, reproduction and social behaviour is discussed for every type of reptile


• Close-up photographs throughout bring each animal vividly to life


• The perfect reference book for anyone interested in the natural world


About the Author


Derek Hall has a degree in Biology from the University of London. He is the author of over 30 popular books on science and nature for both adults and children, and has acted as editor on many natural history volumes, including large-scale compendia on birds and fish. He has also contributed to the subject of nature watching, both in print and as part of radio broadcasts. His interests in fish range from keeping ornamental cold-water species to carrying out surveys of natural fish stocks for local angling societies. Published works include The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Marine Fish & Sea Creatures (Lorenz Books), Bees and Bee-keeping (Regency House), Ultimate Guide to Reptiles (Regency House), Successful Nature Watching (Hamlyn) and Ocean Life (Island Books).


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The study of reptiles is a fascinating subject: some, like the chameleon, are able to change colour at will, while others move in unusual ways, such as the sidewinder snakes. The featured reptiles vary from tiny lizards to the large and fierce Komodo dragon, capable of devouring large mammals. Many are poisonous but most, rather than attack, prefer a quiet life and avoid human contact whenever they can. In this book, you can discover the secret world of the


reptiles that slither, crawl and climb in the natural world, often unknown to their human neighbours. Chapters dedicated to each species include Tortoises and Turtles, Lizards, Snakes, the Tuatara and Crocodiles, looking at survival tactics, habitats, reproduction and social behaviour.With a fascinating and informed text, this comprehensive volume is the perfect reference for anyone with an interest in the natural world.


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