A Guide to the Reptiles of Southern Africa
(Cape Town: Struik, 2007) 9781770073869. . 240 x 170 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 408, incl. index; profusely illustrated with full-colour photographs, distribution maps, and diagrams. Gift inscription to title page. Very good condition. "Southern Africa is home to a remarkably diverse and rich reptile fauna. A Guide to the Reptiles of Southern Africa introduces the 517 species currently described in the region, arranged into three main groups - snakes and lizards, crocodiles, and shelled reptiles. Drawing on the latest scientific research, the authors start with a discussion of reptile identification, diversity, biology, distribution patterns, and where to find and observe them, as well as unravelling the facts and fallacies of snakebite. Written in a lively and accessible way, the subsequent chapters offer insight into: Identification to group level, with an inclusive list of related species; A detailed description of appearance, together with colourful images; Biology and behaviour of each group; Conservation status of species; Reproduction details; Distribution. Informative panels provide key information at a glance, with a distribution map and clear icons giving typical habitat and period of activity. A wealth of full-colour photographs throughout brings the subject matter vividly to life. This book will appeal to all wildlife enthusiasts, both professional and amateur, and will prove to be a valuable guide in the field.".
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N° du livre: 10799
GBP 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 19.5 | CHF 21]
Mots-clés: . . Herpetology. Husbandry. Captive . Tortoises. Terrapins. Turtles. Crocodile. . .