A Guide to the Reptiles of Southern Africa

A Guide to the Reptiles of Southern Africa


By (author) Graham Alexander, By (author) Johan Marais


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  • Publisher: Struik Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 408 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 239mm x 25mm | 1,111g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Cape Town
  • ISBN 10: 1770073868
  • ISBN 13: 9781770073869
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 600
  • Sales rank: 375,333

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Drawing on the latest scientific research, the authors introduce the book with a discussion of reptile identification, diversity, biology, distribution patterns, and where to find and observe them, as well as unraveling the facts and fallacies of snakebites.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 colorful images.Biology and behavior of each group.Conservation status of species.Reproduction details.DistributionInformative 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-color 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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