Synopses & Reviews
The latest findings, brought vividly to life.
This highly acclaimed encyclopedia combines authoritative, easy-to-read essays with exciting photographs showing reptiles and amphibians in their natural habitats. Illustrations explain anatomy and biological features, and maps show world distribution of species. Commissioned articles by scientists, zoologists and researchers provide the latest findings and interpretations of data.
Each species listing has a factfile of essential data: scientific order and population; distribution (with a color-coded map) and habitat; size and color; reproduction and life cycle; longevity and conservation status.
All status descriptions have been updated in this revised edition, which also includes: Descriptions of all new families of amphibians and reptilesUpdated range maps for all familiesRevised family relationship diagrams in light of current taxonomic understandingNew species and genus totals for all groups.
Authoritative, comprehensive and beautiful, this landmark volume is strongly recommended for anyone with a keen interest in amphibians and reptiles.
A comprehensive encyclopedia, illustrated with full color drawings and photographs, on the biology and behavior of all reptiles and amphibians. Designed for quick retrieval of basic facts there are also specially commissioned articles by experts.