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: 417,951

Product description

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 . 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-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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