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    DescriptionA Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia features more than 940 species of reptiles named in Australia. The text and maps have been updated and newly described species are included. Species are grouped in families, for example Skinks, Dragons, Monitors, Blind Snakes and Pythons. Species are illustrated with lively colour photographs showing them in their natural habitat. Each is accompanied by a distribution map; a description - with distinguishing features highlighted in bold text; notes on the species' range and preferred habitat; information on subspecies and similar species; and, wherever appropriate, conservation status. Extra photographs show most recognized subspecies, as well as differences within species and between sexes. Photographs of significant reptile habitats are also included. This field guide features diagnostic illustrations, classification notes, selected reading and a thorough index. The book is designed to be a comprehensive yet compact and portable tool for reptile identification anywhere in Australia.


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    Title
    A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Steve Wilson, By (author) Gerry Swan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 592
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 1,260 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781921517280
    ISBN 10: 192151728X
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.2
    BIC subject category V2: WNCK
    BISAC V2.8: NAT028000
    BIC subject category V2: 1MBF
    DC23: 597.90994
    Thema V1.0: WNCK
    Edition
    4, Revised
    Edition statement
    4th Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)
    Publisher
    NEW HOLLAND PUBLISHERS
    Imprint name
    NEW HOLLAND PUBLISHERS
    Publication date
    05 September 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Frenchs Forest, NSW
    Author Information
    Gerry Swan is currently an Associate of the Australian Museum and Editor of the journal Herpetofauna. He is the author of several books and spends much of his time as a wildlife consultant and author. He is an established New Holland author, having written the popular Green Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Australia. Wildlife photographer and author Steve Wilson works at the Queensland Museum as the Inquiry Centre Supervisor. He fields countless natural history inquiries from the general public. He has contributed to numerous articles on natural history to such popular magazines as GEO, BBC Wildlife, Das Tier and Australian Geogrphic and is co-author, with David Knowles, of Australia's Reptiles (1988) as well as writing two chapters of the popular bestseller, Wildlfie of Great Brisbane. Steve specializes in Herpetology and has authored several descriptions of new species of snakes and lizards in Australia.